Blissful | Ali Skifton

Hello My CTY friends! It is Ali here with you today sharing a layout I created using the Stained Glass cut file. I was beyond excited when I saw this cut file that Gwen created that matched the stain glass window in my picture.

There are so many different options on how to create a layout with this cut file and I spent hours thinking about all of them before I decided to commit. I was first thinking about back filling the cut file with yellow and blue vellum paper and looked every where for the blue vellum and couldn’t find it. So then I decided to use the cut file as a stencil. I picked Tim Holtz’s scattered straw and salvaged patina distress inks to create the stain glass background.

After inking my background using the cut file as a stencil, I glued it onto my cardstock. I then laid a 12 x 12 sheet of vellum over the cut file to soften the look so it matched the window behind me in the picture. I just love the soft effect it gives off. To hold the vellum down I stitched around it with gold thread.

I matted my photo with a thin border of white and red cardstock. I embellished the left side of the photo with pretty white and gold flowers and leaves from Prima. I used gold Thickers letters for my title and love how subtle this layout looks. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did creating it.

I would love to see what you create with this cut file. Make sure to post in the Facebook group and happy creating!

Love, Ali