Love You June 8, 2016 07:00
Hello, it's Jaclyn joining you today. If you've been following along the blog this week, you know that some of the designers have been challenged to use four or more Just Nick cut files on one page or project. I've loved seeing each designers take on this task and am excited to share my results with you today.
I'm going to be honest, my design aesthetic is pretty clean and linear, so it's often a special exception for me to use more than one or two cut files on a page. With that being said, I was certainly up for the challenge and the creative push it gave me to try something new.
My husband and I will be celebrating our 15 year anniversary in the fall and I've had it on my page ideas list to do a 'then and now' style page to commemorate this milestone. The story I wanted to tell was of all the changes and challenges we've been through in that time and ultimately how our love has helped us survive it all. I started the page by searching my Just Nick cut file library for anything and everything love/heart related. I first landed on the Simple Card Sentiments file - knowing that the script 'love you' phrase would be a perfect title.
I cut the sentiment from white cardstock and adhered it with foam adhesive to create added depth and shadows.
Next, I landed on the Patterned Hearts cut file. This one's a favorite of mine and I've been waiting for just the right project to use it on. I still had my white cardstock loaded into my silhouette machine, so I sized and cut three out of the four incluced hearts for my page. Each heart was then backed with a scrap of paper to coordinate with it's placement on the page.
You might have spied another Just Nick cut design in the previous close up photo. The Infinity Heart Frame design makes several appearances on my page as well. I cut three of the circle design to accompany each of the patterned hearts on my page. Again, I cut the design from white cardstock, this time backing each circular frame with a coordinating patterned paper.
I snuck in one more detail and cut file on my design. I used the numbers from Banner Essentials to include the number 15 within one of the infinity heart circles. Doing so was easy, by simply placing and sizing the numbers inside the rings and welding everything together. It makes for a cohesive trio of elements throughout my design as well as, giving me the opportunity to build this 15 year milestone into the overall asthetic.
Here's a closer look at each of the files I've used on today's page. We hope you'll give this challenge a try too - the possibilities and combinations are endless!