Hello Scrappy Friends,
I’m excited to be sharing with you over on the new CUT to YOU blog today. This page is a little different to the bright colourful layouts I’ve been creating lately, but it’s good to shake things up from time to time!
I used the XOXOXO Cut File that was released in February in the new Travellers Notebook range. I really wanted this Cut File to have a lot of impact, so I increased its size to work on a 9×12 layout and cut it out from black card stock.
In order get the effect of this being a cut out in my background, I had to use what is essentially the negative of the Cut File (or the bit you would normally through away) and add back in the tiny centre pieces. I worked on emphasising the impact of the Cut File by backing it with a simple black and white patterned paper, and then added in a heap of messy white stitching.
By using the Cut File this way, I was then able to use the main piece of the Cut File amongst the many layers backing my photo.
I then added in some various other bits and bobs, a few splatters on white paint, some alphas and puffy stickers, and then it was job done! As always, the awesome Cut File has done most of the work for me!
Until next time,