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Ashley Hamman – Guest Designer – Beach Holiday Words Cut File

Hello again!

Today I’m sharing my second page for my guest designer position this month. This time I made a vacation page I made using the beach holiday words cut file from Pretty My Page.

ah beach main - Ashley Hamman - Guest Designer - Beach Holiday Words Cut File

I explain my whole process in my video HERE, but basically I wanted to re-create the blues from my photo with distress inks on my cut file. For the cut file, I duplicated some of the words, resized them, and cut them out on white cardstock. I left the cut file on the Silhouette mat to do my mixed media with distress inks.

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I started with darker blues, like chipped sapphire and faded jeans, to mimic the sky, and worked down to the turquoise colors, like broken china. I used my heat gun to speed the drying process and then removed all the words from my mat.I arranged the words on my white cardstock background in the same order – dark to light – and adhered them using small Glue Dots.

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I embellished with lots of stickers from Maggie Holmes’ Sunny Days collection. They matched perfectly with this cut file and my page! You can see more on my blog:

Thank you!


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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx


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