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Rebecca Birch – Gorgeous Bean – Too Many Hearts cut file

Hello everyone!  My Name is Rebecca and I’m here to share a layout! I leapt at the chance to be a guest designer for Pretty My Page, because I have purchased and used several of the cut files in the past and have always really enjoyed the results. 

RB Gorgeous Bean main f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Gorgeous Bean - Too Many Hearts cut file

It was coming up to Valentine’s Day (it’s actually Valentine’s today as I’m writing this!) and I was obviously feeling inspired by all things hearts and love because the first file I’ve chosen to work with is the ‘Too many hearts’ cut file. (Pre-cut available here).

I had a few ideas for this design, but my favourite idea was to paint my own red-pink ombre effect background piece & prop the cut file over the top using foam to give the cut file dimension.

RB Gorgeous Bean 4 f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Gorgeous Bean - Too Many Hearts cut file

I made the ombre background by mixing 3 shades of watercolour- a deep red, a lighter red & a pale pink. I them applied these in soft stripes onto watercolour paper & blended them together with water to get a soft gradient of colour & then I left this piece to dry overnight. I use Ganasi Tambi Kuretake watercolours as they’re fantastic quality. 

The photograph I chose to scrap was taken a few years ago just before taking my little boy to a Valentine themed baby sensory class, & he was wearing a little red jumper. I though this would tie in perfectly with theme of the heart design & my chosen colour scheme. 

RB Gorgeous Bean 1 f 2 - Rebecca Birch - Gorgeous Bean - Too Many Hearts cut file

I had no issues at all cutting this file on my (now slightly elderly) scan n cut machine & I’ve kept all of the cut heart pieces to use as embellishments in other projects too!

I completed the project using flowers & alphas from the Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection & some perspectives from Bramble Fox. The title was an easy one as my little boy’s nickname is Bean, so we are always calling him The Gorgeous Bean. 

RB Gorgeous Bean 2 f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Gorgeous Bean - Too Many Hearts cut file

I really like how the finished project came out, & I love the dimension given by using foam pads underneath the whole heart cut file. I also love how the limited colour palette really lets the background shine! 

RB Gorgeous Bean 3 f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Gorgeous Bean - Too Many Hearts cut file

I’ll be back with some more projects for Pretty my Page but if you’d like to follow me on instagram, my handle is @scrap_paper_uk. Bye everyone!

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