Friday, July 31, 2015

Lost in a Good Book / The Cut Shoppe

Hey there, friends!  It's Friday....YAY!  Today I'm sharing my latest layout for The Cut Shoppe using the adorable Little Letters cut file.  I love that the letters overlap, and I knew right away I wanted it to be a background element on my page.

I started out with papers from the Pinkfresh Studio Up in the Clouds collection.  I cut the file on a colorful patterned paper.  I used the dotted paper as my base, and I covered a big section of it in white gesso.  I used a lot of gelatos and some spray inks to create the watercolor look behind the cut file.  I brought in a lot of American Crafts Rise & Shine embellishments as well as some washi tapes from my stash and a few flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons.

I love how the gelatos look behind the cut file.  I didn't want it to be just white behind it...I think the different colors make it stand out a bit more.  I added some of the AC washi tapes and some different color stitching.

I couldn't resist using this flair's perfect for a layout about books or reading!  I layered in some black and yellow thread to throw in a few more pops of color on that side of the layout.

Here's another look at the top of the cut file and more of the AC washi tape.  I also used a black pen to trace around all of the letters.  I think this makes them look a little more crisp.

I originally made the title all black Thickers but changed my mind.  I decided to break it up by bringing in some hot pink and yellow Thickers.  I also added in another flair button.

Here's a look at how this layout came together if you'd like to check it out. Hope you enjoy!

I hope this gives you some ideas on how to incorporate this cut file into a background for your layout.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful! Love all of the color added to and around the cut file!! LOVE the layered way you added the title!! And that once upon a time flair!?! I must have it! Ha! ❤️