U...Right Now June 15, 2015 07:00 1 Comment
Good Monday morning! It's Jaclyn here and I'm so excited to be sharing my first official Just Nick design team project with you today!
I try to do a highlight style page for each of my kids albums, as they turn another year older. It's a fun way to include snippets of their interests, extracurriculars and bits of their personality in their scrapbooks. The Right Now cut file was a fitting title and starting point for my page about my son Justin, at six years old.
I love the mix of type in this cut file - it includes both a clean type and funky script. The original design includes a circle around the entirety of the design. However, since I knew I'd be using a lot of linear elements on my page, I opted to remove the circle and simply cut the words.
Once sized, I cut the title two times - once out of cream cardstock and a second time from gray cardstock. I layered the two cuts together, slightly offsetting the top piece, to create some added shadow and dimension.
The majority of my page is pretty busy and colorful, so I opted for a kraft background to ground the whole design. With the cardstock background in place, the margins of my page still created a little more white space than I was going for. To solve that problem, I cut some stars from the All Boy cut file out of the same kraft cardstock and layered them over the background piece to create a tone on tone effect. To make those diecut stars pop just a little bit more, but still not overwhelm the remainder of the design, I colored them with a layer of Wink of Stella brush pen glitter. The end result turned out to be subtle but cool!
Thanks for joining me for my first post on the Just Nick blog today. I'm already working on and brainstorming lots more projects to share with you in the future!