Cut Files & Stitching on a Layout | Missy Whidden

Happy Tuesday, friends!  Missy here, and I’m so excited to be sharing this layout using the 2019 January Hip Kits!  They are full of gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio goodies…lots of florals and pretty Spring images.  I began with one of the exclusive cut files for this month, and I cut it on white cardstock from the Cardstock Kit.  I also used white as my background.  I blended some of the Fairy Pond Prima Color Bloom from the Color Kit with some white gesso to draw a light blue heart behind the cut file.  I added some extra shades of blue with some blue Shimmerz from previous Color Kits.  I fussy cut lots of flowers from exclusive Project Life cards and embellished on the floral clusters.  I also used some of the Pinkfresh Studio floral die cuts as well as a few patterned papers from the Main Kit.

I wanted to create some dimension on these larger flowers, so I fussy cut some patterned paper pieces and added adhesive foam behind them to raise them up a bit.  I also smudged some white gesso on them to give them some depth.  I love the little royal blue flowers…they inspired me to scrap these photos of my daughter wearing a royal blue outfit.

I wanted to add more texture, detail and dimension to the heart cut file, so I hand stitched around the edge using a light blue thread.  I attached the photos first and then stitched through the parts that were under the cut file.  I also tucked in some tangled thread in a royal blue color.

I love these dimensional stickers from Pinkfresh Studio!  They’re in the Embellishment Kit.  This red one was perfect for the center of my photos.

I added a lot of colorful splatters around the page.  I used the Wild Raspberry & Spring Dandelion Prima Color Bloom sprays as well as the Frost Bite & Miner Miner 49er Shimmerz.  The Color Kits make it so easy to mix and match each month.

I went simple with my title and used some of the metallic gold Pinkfresh Studio Puffy Stickers.  I toned down some of the brassy shine by smudging some white gesso over them.

Here are a few more close-ups of all the fun texture & details!

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try on your next layout!  The January Kits are gorgeous (as always), and it was so much fun putting this page together.  I do have a process video here, so be sure to check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

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