Scrapbook Layout - Create -
|A close up of the cut-out in the layout.|
Today I am up at the Scrapbook Nerd blog with a tech tutorial on how to use their new Camp Glamp cutfile (design by The Cut Shoppe) to creat the cut-out used in this layout -all you have to do is click here and you will be directed to their web page-. Check out the blog post as it will inspire you to look at cutfiles in a new light.
I cut the heart outlines on patterned paper from the Snap Basic collection from Simple Stories. I knew i wanted to use this paper for the entire layout, so I used some mixed media to highlight the cut-out. So i went ahead and used watercolors (all the colors of the rainbow) to create a mixed media background.
|I played with different papers, and yellow cardstock was the best choice|
to back the cut.
The background was glued to the wood grain paper, making sure that the watercolor sit within the cut hearts' outline. With a paper piercer, i perforated the entire outline of the cut (leaving a 0.25 in.offset fromt he cut), and proceeded to stitch the entire outline using the different color thread (all rainbow colors in pastel tones).
|A close up of the stitching on the project.|
Some vellum was used to back the word CREATE in the middle heart. I used my gold paint marker to color both sides of the cut-out letters. Once the paint dried completely, i used very thin scissors to cut all the vellum that did was peeking behind the letters.
The hearts cutout was attached to the layout using foam dots behind the cut-out (hence providing that shadow). I added small pieces of ephemera in the hearts to create some visuals around the page.
|the cut-out was created, so that it will nest a picture next to the heart with the word.|
To balance the layout, a small cluster of cut-outs and die cuts was positioned at the bottom left corner of the page. Once this was attached, a few sprinkles of gold ink, enamel dots and all the butterflies were added to the page. Here is the complete layout:
I hope you hop onto the Scrapbook Nerd website and get a copy of the cut file (it is free in the store, just need to create an account; and the ladies that own the store are lovely), and then visit their blog to see how to manipulate the cutfile to create this cut-out.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, just leave me a message.
Till next time
Yellow Cardstock, American Crafts
Cut file - Scrapbook Nerd
Cut file - Scrapbook Nerd
Heidi Swapp Colorshine, gold, pink, peacock, mustard,violet, green, mint
Layout paper - Aspen/White, Sn@p! Basics, Simple Stories
Patterned paper - Afternoon, Flutter, Blossom- Bloom collection, Crate Paper
Ephemera, Bloom collection, Crate Paper
Cest la vie, Pink Paisle
Chipboard icons, MInc collection
Stickers, chipboard - Bloom Collection, Crate Paper
word phrases - Felicity Collection, Pinkfresh Studio