Real Life | Kirei Baldwin

Hi CUT to YOU fans! Kirei back again with my first layout share for March and we were challenged to use a black cut file which was something I don’t tend to do but I loved how it really popped from the layout! I used the Star Cluster cut file which you can find here in the shop and as I didn’t actually have any black cardstock I cut it in white and then had to paint it with some black gesso that I had!

I used an older Pink Paislee collection called ‘5th and Monaco’ from my stash to go with the cut file and I think it was a perfect contrast with all the bright pinks, oranges and lime greens against the black! I backed all the stars with different patterned papers that I raised on foam pads to add dimension.

For my background I went a bit crazy with some Distress Oxides in matching colours that I splattered all over the white cardstock in roughly the same area that the cut file was going. I then trimmed the white cardstock down slightly and mounted it onto a frame that I made up of different strips of the patterned paper (mainly because I didn’t have a full piece of patterned paper left!). I added a doodled black border around the edge of the white cardstock just to bring in some black.

I stuck down my backed Star Cluster cut file onto the background and then added my photo which I had mounted onto some patterned paper. Next to the photo I added a card from one of the cut apart sheets, distressing the edges first.

Then I added coordinating ephemera and puffy stickers to the left of my photo, to the left of the Happiness card and at the bottom right of the layout. I then dotted lots of coloured sequins in and around the cut file to add some sparkle!

I finished off with a gold title that I mounted on some patterned paper though wish I had had some more of the bright pink paper left as I think it would have shown up a bit better than it did!

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