Hey scrappy friends, it’s Lisa back on the blog and today I’m sharing my new spring layout!
The idea for this layout came when I saw this cute balloons cut file by Paige Evans. I was looking for something springy and when I saw the balloons I immediately saw me adding ears and faces and turning them into fun bunnies.
So to start, I cut out the cut file from white cardstock. I went through the Bloom Street patterned papers to look for the perfect colors and thought it would be very cool to use all of the watercolor patterned papers from the collection. I found a piece for every color of the rainbow and backed all the balloons. Then I cut out ears, adhered them on white paper, and cut them out leaving a white border. That way it would look like it was part of the cut file.
To give the backed cut file more dimension, I added shadows in matching colors to all of the balloons with pens. Then I added the faces. As a background, I also wanted to have rainbow colors. I used my gel press to create it. I smooshed all of the colors of the rainbow on the gel press, using Distress Oxides, added water, and then pressed my white cardstock sheet on the press.
I added foam squares to all of the balloons and then adhered the whole cut file to my page. For my photo, I used one that I took three years ago when I was spending some time in Italy with my best friends. I matted it with scraps from the same papers that I used to back the cut file and then added it to the layout.
I also added some scalloped stickers from the Bloom Street sticker book to the sides of the photo. As a title, I used the beautiful puffy rainbow word stickers from the collection and added the word “break” with the little foam Thickers from Paige’s older collection Whimsical.
Then I went through all the Bloom Street embellishments and added something cute to every bunny. I used layered butterflies, stickers, gems, ephemera, and also made a cute little bow. To finish, I added pink splatters and white punched stars.
I really hope you like how it turned out and are inspired to use cut files a little differently. Thank you for being here, see you very soon!