Hi Creative Friends,
Thanks for popping by. I have a new share for today, this one using another one of my CUT to YOU digital cut files. For today’s page, I really wanted to use another one of the Floral Filled Hearts, these come in 4 different designs and I can’t pick a favourite! I love these as they are very large and really help a page come together quickly.
I began by backing the cut file, for this layout I’ve used the divine Carta Bella Spring Market collection. I was only able to grab the 8×8 paper pad and some chipboard embellishments in this one, but the paper pad was the perfect size for this kind of layout, I love how the prints on the papers are smaller than the 12 x 12 versions, perfect for backing cut files!
I started with backing a couple of the flowers in the white floral pattern, and another three in the black floral pattern on the cut file, to keep things from getting too busy, I then chose a bright green plain sheet for the remaining flowers. Now, because I only had the 8×8 paper pad, I’ve used a Cocoa Vanilla Studios pattern paper for the background of the heart, this one is from the Bohemian Dream collection, it’s a great neutral.
Once that was all locked in, I added a pretty stitched border with my sewing machine. These cut files have been designed with the outside edge quite thick for this very purpose. I love sewing on them and I hope you do too! I then mounted this entire cut file with 3D foam and added to the centre of my page. This pattern paper for my background is actually from the Echo Park collection ‘Have Faith’ – it was the perfect shade of green to match the Carta Bella collection.
To finish the page, I backed my photo with some of the coordinating pattern papers and positioned on the right side of the heart. To balance this out, I then went about building a cluster of embellishments in the top left-hand corner of the heart. I pulled some wooden elements from my stash and love the softness in colour they add. This lead me to pull out the wooden title ‘beyoutiful’ which I think is the perfect finishing touch and gets the title of my page sorted in one step. I really love the addition of the wood to the colour combo and am really happy with the end result. The crisp white of the cut file against a darker background and the softness of the wood elements make my heart happy.
If you don’t already know, all of my designs are available as downloadable digital cut files as well as Custom cut files for those ladies who don’t own a Silhouette or alternative die cutting machine. I will personally cut them for you at HQ and ship. I have over 100 designs now so lots to see in the store, visit www.createdbygwen.com.au for more info.
Join our Facebook group – CUT to YOU HQ for more inspiration from the design team and lovers of our files.
Until next time,