Hi everyone and welcome back to a new week full of inspiration on the Pink Paislee blog! Paige Evans here today with a layout using the new & STUNNING Indigo & Ivy collection.
I started by cutting my Geometric Shapes Background cut file from textured white American Crafts cardstock. I always use textured white American Crafts cardstock for cut files and the Silhouette Cameo – it cuts like butter! I use a ratchet blade set to a depth of 5 and a speed of 2.
Next I backed all of the inside pieces with papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad. Look closely and you’ll also see that I used three blue papers from my Horizon collection. To back the shapes quickly I saved the inner pieces from the cutting mat, traced them onto the backside of the patterned papers, and then when I cut them out I just cut them slightly larger. I used liquid glue to attach all the paper pieces in place.
This next step isn’t necessary but I love the texture that it adds: I used my sewing machine and white thread to stitch all over the cut file. It’s definitely not perfect, and that’s okay! I’ve learned to embrace the imperfections in scrapbooking – it means we’re only human! It took some patience and I’ll admit I was afraid the cut file would tear as I was sewing, but luckily it worked out in the end!
There are so many great background papers to choose from, I couldn’t decide between four great options, so I actually turned to instagram and had people take a vote on which paper I should use. Paper 09 won the votes so that’s the paper I went with! Thank you everyone for helping me with my indecisiveness Before adhering the cut file with dimensional adhesive I splashed watered down white acrylic paint, dark blue spray mist, and a bunch of opaque watercolors in matching colors across the background.
I tucked my photo into the middle and embellished with stickers, sentiments, and epoxy heart stickers – anything that I thought went along with the story behind this photo. We moved to Colorado almost a year ago and as we crossed over into the state we stopped to take a photo. I wrote a sentence of journaling with a white pen around the curve of the top shape but I had more I wanted to say so I used a black pen and drew three journaling lines at the bottom. To finish I added the Thickers from the collection above the white journaling to say “Colorado”.
I hope this layout inspires you to check out the new Indigo & Ivy collection as well as take a look at my cut files! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really enjoyed making this layout!