Make Today Rock | Rachel Lowe

Hi all Rachel here again and today I have a layout featuring my daughter (again). Her holding balloons in the photo inspired me to use the Kite Trio cut file and I used the clouds from the Hot Air Balloon cut file that I used earlier in the month.

05236AD6-4771-4707-8D72-6C68A4AEAAF1I used Simple Stories Oh Happy Day collection.  I used two of the kites so I could have plenty of gorgeous clouds. I used the release the compound path function so I could drag out the centre of the clouds and then cut. Once I had done this added to the cloud outer with foam tape which creates a 3D effect. The larger cloud I paper backed by cutting by hand but using two different papers. The second smaller kite I added the four paper pieces with foam tape to add height. At this point, I added splatters of a light turquoise paint.3E0C84DE-22E2-42B8-9F47-76006572BC51

fullsizeoutput_3fd5I used NUVO jewel drops to the bows if the kite string. To finish off I added tiny flowers behind some of the clouds. I decided not to mat my photo but to ‘frame’ it with flowers, layering them behind my photo. I added my title using a banner die cut ‘make today rock’. I finished off adding a die cut tab with a tiny heart and last but not least a die cut bird.630A93E2-5418-4CBA-896D-487A2BD93E02

fullsizeoutput_3fd3Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week creating!


Rachel X

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Everyday Awesome | Rachel Lowe

Hi all, Rachel here and I am so excited to join the team! I am passionate about cut files and incorporate them in almost all my scrapbooking and other paper craft projects. Today I have a layout created using Oh Happy Day collection by Simple Stories. Whilst browsing the shop I just couldn’t go past the gorgeous Hot Air Balloon cut file.Untitled-35Image-1I have used Simple Stories Oh Happy Day collection. So I could add several different coloured and patterned papers to the balloon I released the compound path which meant I could drag out the parts I wanted and cut (Silhouette Cameo). I then added it to my white cardstock with foam tape, knowing I would elements under, it also creates a 3D effect.98BA51C4-0C8A-46B9-A7EF-0ED2234AABC9

8A7357AD-0A11-4188-B646-D20482C88593I added die cut flowers from the collection under the hot air ballon on opposite sides. I added a sub title ‘stay wild’. I used NUVO jewel drops on the polka dot paper in the hot air balloon and clear NUVO jewel drops to the centre of the bows of the hot air balloon and flower centres. I finished off my hot air balloon with a sweet bird die cut.

643F8DA8-C6B9-466A-9CFA-84F643F4301DI created a layered mat for my photo using several different papers, I added some machine stitching for texture. I added my photo with foam tape. I tucked some tiny flowers in between the paper layers of my photo, a paper bow, my title ‘everyday awesome’ die cut banner  and another sweet bird die cut.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I will see you again later in the month.

Rachel X

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