It’s the Little Things | Rachel Lowe

 

Hello everyone today I have a simple but classic layout to share with you using the beautiful Rose Bud Wreath cut file.

XRoseBudI have used Kaiser Craft Amethyst collection (and I apologise if my white base cardstock looks like it has a blue tinge, purple is such a difficult colour to photograph if you are using a white base paper).UntitledI cut the Rose Bud wreath at 10×10 inches. I used wet glue to attach and once dry I added a row of machine stitching on the circle part of the wreath. Put your machine stitching speed to it’s lowest and sewing on thin paper pieces like this are easier. So my rose bud did not look flat, (once I have used the release compound function to pull out the rose petals) I attached with foam tape to raise them, I also did the same with the leaves. It really is worth the time for the effect!CECE32CD-5CDB-4C2E-A157-2D6C17BFEF3A

498E4D34-6D5D-49B6-ABF8-EE5E42BB08A5I added a border strip to the top and bottom of my page to create a stark contrast to the white and finished off by adding a row of tiny adhesive pearls. I fussy cut some butterflies and attached with foam tape following the flow of the wreath.0F7E3518-4C38-4571-922C-C2BE1651DD1CI added my photo using an insta frame die cut, but these are so easy to create yourself. I again added with foam tape so I could add a floral bunch behind the frame and finished off with a sub title ‘happiness’ die cut.48640132-9B22-4CCD-B6DE-C26E08DEAE1ELastly I added another phrase sentiment and pretty butterfly. I went back and added some lilac NUVO pearl drop to the wings of the butterflies which tie in with the small pearls on the border strips.68565EA8-14F9-43B5-827A-3775D766CB34I love this Rose Bud Wreath, it is so classic! We have lots of florals in the shop if you love this look as much as I do.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you are all safe and well.

 

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Scrap Happy | Rachel Lowe

Hello CTY friends Rachel here! Well today it’s all about scrapping, and I’m using the most perfect cut file to document being a part of the CTY design team in 2020.

It’s called the Scrap Happy Cut File.

I love this cut file and those scissors,  just too cute! I have used Kaisercraft Crafternoon collection.

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I resized the Scrap Happy title to fit with my intended design and cut in white. I then used the release compound function to pull out the letters (Silhouette Cameo) and cut them in a pretty floral and would provide a nice contrast against the white. Several of the letters I added with foam tape to create depth and so it didn’t look ‘flat’ on my page.

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I added my 4×4 inch photo in the centre, under my Scrap Happy title and again used foam tape to add height.

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I used gold glitter paper to cut the handles of the scissors because I love a little bling. I next added some floral die cuts slightly under my photo on both sides.

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I created my sub journalling by using die cut phrase and aligned it in the  centre, under my photo finished off with two cute die cut hearts layered over each other.

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The key to this layouts design is keeping all your elements centred and adding dimension by using foam tape on some elements such as letter in your cut file title. Well that’s it from me today, have a fab crafty week and see you again soon.

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