Hi everyone!!! I’m back today with a new Cut File layout for the HKC design team. To make this page I used the December 2021 kits.
To begin with, I cut the exclusive « Happy Holidays » cut file from December 2021 into two different patterned papers: Winter Cabin and Night Sky. For the « Happy » I keep only the letters and for the « Holidays» I keep only the outline.
I then coat a white cardstock with clear Gesso to prepare it for Mixed Media. When everything is dry, I add distress Stain Chipped Saphire ink with the help of a piece of rodoid and make a diamond-shaped area. With a wet brush I make splashes on the whole area to create lighter stains and I also splash ink everywhere.
Once everything is dry, I add snowflake patterns with the exclusive stencil present in the Color Kit and the Nuvo Glacial Paste Winter White of the Color Kit too. So, I apply this pattern directly on the area by protruding slightly. With this Paste I just want to add a little pattern, texture and shine. But once dry, this Paste is a little too bright for me so I apply over Gesso with a brush by making circular movements without pressing too much, just by touching the patterns so as not to cover everything either.
I then prepare the photo and just add a piece of crumpled tracing paper underneath and cardboard for the volume. I then add under the letters « Happy » of the 3D foam and I distress the edges to fit all this a little in tatters because I love it. I then glue these letters together by overlapping and shifting them to create a nicer visual effect that I really like. And then I paste the photo and the letters just below.
I then complete this word with the other cut « Holidays » and I start decorating the whole thing with little things of blue/gray color from the Main kit or the Pocket Life Kit.
I place little Die Cuts trees on either side of the photo. I complete the title with the Die cuts « Winter Adventures » and « Magical Moment ». I also add the Die Cut « Picture perfect » and a Mini Chipboard « Wonderful ». I removed the « Holidays » cut because I thought we didn’t see it enough and I replaced it with a Puffy Alphabet Stickers.
I then add the Puffy Sticker « Wonderland » at the top of the photo and Chipboard phrases and heart. As well as stickers under the photo, another Puffy Stickers tree to the right of the photo and a heart, a bird and Chipboard corners. Then a gray snowflake Puffy Stickers cut in half to have a part at the top and bottom of my layout. I finish this layout with Gesso splashes diluted with a little water.
Here is more close up :
I hope I inspired you today with this winter layout. I really like this icy and sparkling background. That’s really what I had in mind and I’m glad I realized it! Be sure to watch my process video to see more details:
Thank you for stopping by and watching, I wish you a great creative day.
See you soon…