Details with cutting dies on a layout!7:40:00 AM
The more I use my collection of dies, the more I fall in love with them if that is even possible. I mean I really love the designs, but sometimes it is just an effort to pull out all the bits and pieces and actually use them – do you sometimes have that feeling? I know you do!
So in an effort to love my dies more and use them more, I have opted to keep my Cuttlebug machine on my desk permanently and that have made all the difference.
I started using my dies more and I love the simplicity they add to a layout, project life pocket and card – making such a huge impact. And the best part, you don’t need to do much to them to make them come into their own right.
For this layout I created a really busy background using inks and patterned papers. I wanted to add some soft flowers, but that didn’t work with the background so I opted for some die cuts to dress up my layout and finish it off.
step 1- I used the beautiful Prima flower die cuts and cut 3 large flowers out of smooth white AC cardstock. I left them white as is. To make the delicate cuts release easily from the die, I used Quick release paper between my die and cardstock.
step 2 - I then cut some yellow flowers using yellow smooth cardstock. I cut the yellow flowers in half since I was only tucking them under my packaging piece used for my photo matt.
In a few easy steps I added some gorgeous details using cutting dies on a layout – simply cut out of cardstock – quick and easy.
- PM 572846 Prima Die – Flowers Cluster
- ULT 157139 Ultimate Crafts Celossia Cutting Dies – Locked (64 x 38mm)
- ULT 157149 Quick Release Die Paper
- AC 369205 Dear Lizzy Serendipity 12×12 Paper Pad
- PM 573805 Color Bloom Spray – Gold Foil (59ml)
- PM 573898 Color Bloom Spray – Cobolt (59ml)
- AC NEUTRALS 71793 AC Cardstock 12×12 Smooth – White
- PM 961442 Finnabair Art Basics Heavy Gesso – White (8.5 oz)
- PC 2000293 Cuttlebug V2
- TB 01494 Tombow Colour Glue Stick
- Other: Crate Paper Open Book Brads, Stamps, Crate Paper Open Book Rub-Ons, Flower Packaging