I’ve gone all out for this file. I know there will be some of you thinking “I can’t justify £2.75 for a bit of cut card to make a layout.” Well, how about if that bit of cut cards can make three layouts? Yep, I’ve used the Paige Evans Christmas Icons pre-cut file to make three layouts…
I started off painting all the little bits. I’ve used Shimmerz paints but any of your mixed media products will work. There are loads to choose from here. I ran a few through my sewing machine to make a string of bunting.
I had planned to make them ALL into bunting but you know what sewing machines are like… sometimes they just don’t have the same idea as the sewist! So I moved on to my background whilst pondering my next move. I added some white paste through the Winter Borders stencil. It’s white on white so it hasn’t photographed well but it adds a lot when you see it ‘in the flesh’. I added colour to two kebab sticks and used them to hold up my bunting.
The photo I scrapped is of a little one in a ball pool. I decided to fill the area between the sticks with the coloured shapes echoing the balls in the photo. I added a title with some alphas and called it done.
On to number two.
This one uses the main cut file as a stencil. Using a sheet of red glitter card as my background I added silver embossing paste through the cut file.
I won’t add much about the layout as the post will go on forever but you can watch the video here – https://youtu.be/wgBu8K0GwZg I kept it pretty simple… you can when you have a detailed cut file and this much glitter on show!!
Number three uses the back of the cut file that I had previously used as a stencil.
The paste had bled a little and left each shape with a silver edge – a very happy accident as it looks rather fab! I backed each shape with coloured papers from Jillibean Soup and embellished with a few charms. You can watch the process for this layout here – https://youtu.be/WDVJsdcyloQ
With love and lots and lots of colour!