Hi there, Laura here today sharing a 12×12 using the fabulous Daffodil Cluster cut file. I think we could all do with some daffs at the moment! You can find the cut as a download here and as a pre-cut here. As always with pre-cuts LJ will cut to a specific size for you if you have a particular creation in mind.
My layout is fairly straightforward – they’re the best kind, right? I’ve pulled out a couple of 6×6 paper pads from Doodlebug and backed the cut file. My current preferred method is to flip the cut file and the patterned paper over and trace each piece a flower at a time.
I’ve taken to labelling each section with a letter on both the patterned paper and the cut file so they are easy to match up when it comes to sticking. When drawing on the reverse like this you don’t need to worry about erasing the pencil lines. Then I have a 10 minute cutting session (favourite scissors, take it nice and slow – you know the drill!) Then tiny dabs of glue on the reverse of the cut file and add the patterned paper pieces in place. If you tend to get a bit of glue splurge you can blot the cut file with a piece of scrap paper before adding your patterned paper. This is such an easy way to remove the excess glue and give you a clean finish.
I added a bit of stencilling detail to a white 12×12. I’ve used a Skull and Cross Buns stencil and the distress oxide ink that was left on my blending sponges from the last time I used them. This means the ink is a lovely soft pastel tone rather than being bold and in your face. I added some narrow diamond frames of green paper to tie the background in with the green grass from the photo.
A title and some matte enamel dots finish the layout off.
Thanks for stopping by!