Hi Creative Friends!!! I’m back with a new layout for Hip Kit Club DT using the beautiful November 2021 kits. I started by coating a white cardstock with clear Gesso to prepare it for inks. Then, with my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out the exclusive December 2021 file « Bright » which features geometric stars in a white cardstock. I have cut several times the star pattern that will serve me as a background element in my layout.
So I glued the stars directly on the background of my page that I coated with clear Gesso and added the inks. I started by making an area in the center of my page with the ink « Polished » by Catherine Pooler from the 2021 Color Kit. I extended the area to the edges of my page creating a gradient of red more and more clear. To further intensify the red in the center of my page I added a mixture of Lindy’s Magical inks « Rudolph’s Nose Red » and « Grab A Guy Gold ».
All I have to do is decorate everything. I added two photos that I overlapped and tilted after adding crumpled tracing paper underneath and glued it in the center of my page. Then I added a lot of red flowers and green leaves Die Cuts from 2021 Embellishment Kit and also cut out of the « Festive & Fun » patterned paper. I inserted all these flowers and leaves all around the photos.
I then cut out the words « Merry » and « Bright » from the exclusive December 2021 files « Merry Christmas » and « Bright » which I then embossed with Ranger Silver Tinsel powder to bring a little shine! I inserted them on each side of the photos and I also embossed with the same powder a « & » from the alphabet of the Pocket Life Kit that I glued on the photos to form the title « Merry & Bright ».
I finished this layout by adding Enamel Dots Silver and you can also find Silver Foil Chipboard Stars, Chipboard Flair, Wood Veneer Shapes inserted in the flowers. I then splashed white Gesso diluted with a little water to bring light and to harmonize everything and some splashes of black ink for a little contrast.
Here is more close-up :
I hope this layout will inspire you for a future project. I loved making this custom background and that little touch of shine with the embossed powder just perfect for a typical Christmas page.
Thanks for stopping by, I wish you a beautiful creative day and a Merry Christmas !
See you soon…