Scrapbook Layout created for The Cut Shoppe - DECEMBER MAGIC -
It is starting to look a lot like Christmas! A white Christmas, here in Toronto!.
I think even all our memory keeping is geared towards the holidays at this time of the year, so I am sharing with you all today, a new layout for the Cut Shoppe, using the newly released Stained Glass cut file.
To create the background of this layout, I isolated one of the circle shapes from the cut file. Since the outer circle of the image was the one connected to the rest of the circles, i simply deleted the outer circle, and using the draw tool created a new circle to encapsule the figure. I made sure to make the new figure a compound path, so that i could copy and resize circles to my liking.
Using the Holly Jolly collection from Pretty Little Studio, and some vellum, I backed each of the shapes. I played with dimension and color combination to back each piece; once i cut the circles, i used an exacto knife to cut out the star shape from the middle of the circle. All the patterned paper circles were added to the cut out with a piece of adhesive foam in between cut-out and paper, while the vellum circles were attached directly to the cut out. I love the dimension this gives to the layout.
Since the picture of my kids and mom is a few years back (when I used a point and shoot style camers), i converted the picture to black and white to get rid of all the color distortion. I added pieces from the Holly Jolly collection in clusters around the picture.
I struggled with the title for this page, I had pulled a cut-out, but instead settled to using the word cut-outs from the paper collection. A few gold ink splatters, and a few lines of journal complete the look, as follows:
I love how the detail in the cut file shines with the paper combination, creating small bursts of color where the vellum is used.
You can find the cut file in the Cut Shoppe Store (and if you use the code MERRY31, you will receive a 31% discount at checkout throughout the month of December).
Let me know if you have a question about how any of this came together.
See you all soon!
cut file - Stained Glass - The Cut Shoppe
Patterned paper, and all embelishments - Holly Jolly collection - Pretty Little Studio
Gold ink - Color shine collection - Heidi Swapp