Hi CUT to YOU fans! We have a celebration this month as it’s CUT to YOU’s 3rd birthday! Woo hoo! Happy Birthday! To celebrate each of the Design Team are scraplifting one of Gwen’s past layouts…. I chose one she did back in March 2020 which you can find here, and I followed the design of the layout by using a large cutfile to the left of the photo.
I chose the fun Tropical Punch cut file which can be found here in the shop as it was perfect to go with my photo of a past holiday back in 2019 to St. Lucia in the Caribbean.
I decided to back the cut file using different patterned papers from the lovely Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘Sunkissed’ collection. The different pieces were all raised on foam pads to add dimension.
Once I placed the cut file on my white cardstock background I realised it needed something more behind it to ground it and help it stand out more. So I added a smooshy teal background using the packaging technique and some lovely shimmery watercolour paints from my stash. Then I finished off with lots of splatters… and once dry, I stitched it using gold thread to a frame of yellow cardstock.
I tucked my photo, which was mounted on one of the patterned papers from the collection in just behind the bottom right flower on the cut file.
I picked out some of the fun coordinating ephemera, clear stickers and gold hearts from and created two embellishment clusters to the bottom left of the cut file and bottom right of my photo. Because I wanted some of the clear stickers to be stuck over some of my photo and the cut file I stuck them onto white cardstock first and then fussy cut around them. This helps them stand out more an allows you to layer them.
Then I finished off with a title using two different Thickers alphas from my stash and of course added some journaling below my photo.
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I start by making a mixed media background and for that I used distress oxide “kitch flamingo” I grab a clear stamp that already looks like a stain. I stamp some ink on the clear stamp and spray it a little bit wet with water and stamp several times on the white cardstock. This is how I created this watercolor look.
When I’m done stamping I make some more splatters with the distress oxide for a more festive look. I also used some white acrylic paint and make splatters on the background with it.
I let it dry by air and placed the Pie Graph cut file on top of the mixed media background. I grab the sewing machine and stitch the edges of my cut file using some gold sewing thread. The Pie Graph pieces I trace them twice on different designs papers. From the first Pie Graph pieces I sew all the edges with gold sewing thread and placed the pieces on top of the cut file using 3D foam tape. Then I take all the second pieces from the Pie Graph cut file and sew with gold sewing thread through the center and glued these pieces on top of the other pieces.
I cut design paper to size and placed it behind the photo to create more layers. I choose several flowers and playfully slide them between the cut files. I am happy how it turned out.
I placed the title in a semicircle around the cut file. Finally I splash different colors of oxide ink on my layout. I hope I was able to inspire you with this layout and look forward to seeing you again next time on the blog! Have a great and crafty day! Xo, Jo
Cheers my CTY friends! It is Ali here with you today sharing another fun layout using the Tropical Punch cut file. This picture was taken at Walt Disney World with my two friends and me. We were celebrating with our tropical drinks because we just completed the Disney Princess Half Marathon!
I used a few die cut ephemera pieces, puffy stickers , and clear stickers to complete the layout. I always add foam tape to the back of my cut files to add some dimension to my page. It makes a world of difference to the look of your layout when you do that.
Hello my CTY friends! It is Ali here with you today sharing a layout I created using the Segmented Circle Cut File. I decided to use this photo of my husband that was taken in Door County on vacation last Summer. He dislikes his photo taken so I appreciate this photo so much more and had to make sure that this layout was extra special.
The photo was taken at a Lavender farm and I wanted to pick up the red color from the barn and the blues of his shirt and eyes for the layout. I decided to use the Fancy Pants Hometown Summer collection. I filled the circle with bits from this collection and added a 5 x 7 photo of my husband in the middle. I then added foam tape to the back to add some dimension to the layout.
The photo didn’t fill the opening of the cut file so I used a few flower die cuts to cover that and you could never tell that there was ever a small gap.
I used letter stickers for the title and a few enamel dots sprinkled behind. I wanted to add a little something to the white space and created some blue and red paint splats in the two corners.
There are so many uses for this cut file, it is a great one to add to your cut file collection. Go check it out in the shop and I would love to see what you create with it. Make sure you share it on the CTY Facebook page!