Hi everyone! Today I am going to show you how you can use strips of paper and a single cut file to create a beautiful and interesting scrapbook layout. This technique easily can translate into any project for home decor or cardmaking. The cut file can easily be replaced with an interesting stamp, a large embellishment, or something that you punch or cut out with scissors.
To start, I chose 4 12x12 pieces of paper in some of my favorite colors. I wanted a color scheme that was bright and vibrant so I went with the Orchid, Grape Jelly, Sour Apple, and Blu Raspberry cardstock. I ripped each page into approximately 4 inch strips, making each edge a little uneven. I wanted the torn edge to show on my page because it adds extra texture. I used a piece of white cardstock to properly size my layout to the 12x12 size and adhered each strip down in the color order that made me happy.
Next, I cut a floral cut file out in the Pure White cardstock. I used my Silhouette to cut the backing paper for me as well (also inPure White). I adhered the delicate detailed cut file to the backing paper using the Zig 2-way Glue Pen. I added some gold acrylic paint and some green alcohol markers to highlight the flower pieces in the cut file.
While that dried, I decided to jazz up the background. I used a combination of acrylic paints, Distress Oxide inks, and spray mists to add drops of color onto the already colorful background. I splattered around the area where the cut file would be going so that they would peek out from around the flowers. It’s a simple way to really dress up the cardstock and add some dimension to your layout.
Finally, I popped the cut file up on some foam adhesive and adhered it to the page. I found a beautiful photo of my dog that I really wanted to use and put that in the left corner of the layout. Then I added a gold title to the upper right corner and embellished the layout with some additional golden accents. To finish, I added a few sequins for more sparkle. The result is a soft floral layout with bright bold colors.
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