Tuesday Tutorial – Combining techniques with cut files
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I hope you all are getting ready for the upcoming Spring season. There are so many beautiful paper collections arriving at the Scrapbook Nerd store. In addition, the Nerds are offering a new beautiful cut file, designed exclusively by Ashley Horton from the Cut Shoppe, for free. Just hop to the store to get your free copy of the “Spring Things” cut file.
As you all know, I love cut files and my Cameo, so I set out to create a layout using the new Spring Things cut file and a few techniques along with it. Firstly, I used the “Bloom” image of the cut file to create the title of this layout. In addition, an offset was created around the image ( this line was perforated by the cameo, so that hand stitching could be added to the layout). Here is where i went technical in my cameo ( i promise a video tutorial in the near future), but you can achieve the similar result by using a pair of scissors, and trimming the cut file in such way that the bottom half of the letters become the edge of the background.
I recently picked Maggie Holmes’s Chasing Dreams collection from the store, and the watercolor paper in the collection was the inspiration for the mixed media in this layout, Using the packaging technique, and a few Heidi Swapp color shine sprays the mixed media background was created.
The floral image was then used to create a sort of a lace layer on top of the mixed media. I simply sized the image so that the edges peeked out of the small picture.
The word title of the image was backed with paper from the collection. A bit of hand stitching (using the path created with the perforated offset of the image) adds texture to the page.
To add texture besides the stitching, I added a piece of torn vellum between the cut out and the patterned paper. Some machine stitching secures the page together, and continues the texture of the stitching on the title.
The picture of my daughter was trimmed to a 3×3 in square. Pieces of embellishments from the Chasing Dreams collection were added to frame the picture.
The mixed media, hand and machine stitching, as well as the vellum layer add texture and softness to this layout. Here is the final layout:
Remember to stop by the Scrapbook Nerd Store to pick up your free copy of the Spring Things cut file – it is truly a beautiful one -.
As always, i am a comment away if you have any questions on how any of this came together. I will be more than happy to lend you a hand.
Till next week!