BUT FIRST COFFEE | Nathalie DeSousa November 5, 2019 07:00
Nathalie with you today with a new layout that is all about my devotion/addiction to coffee. Every time i get a new coffee mug, i always take a selfie with it, and this new mug is probably a new favorite and large enough to hold 2 cups of coffee at once :) .. So, just imagine how happy it made me to see the new Just Nick Studio cut files, just perfect for this page!
I started by creating the mixed media background of this page using VIcki Boutin Art Crayons and Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors. While the background dried, i started working on the title for the page.
I used the But First Coffee cut file to cut the title of the page from white cardstock. First, i set the machine to cut the "But FIrst" part of the title four times from white cardstock so i could stack them together, and create my own dimensional alphas.
I chose to stitch the "coffee" part of the title; for this, i first added an offset to the word -on my Silhouette Studio platform-, then set the inner lines of the word as a perforated line, and then send it to cut from white cardstock. This is an easy way to obtain a stitching guide without having to pierce the holes. I then used some embroidery thread and Espresso Liquid Watercolor - Pinkfresh Studio - to detail the word.
To continue the circle shape of the background (mug ring marks) i cut a circle frame from white cardstock using the Infinity Hearts cut file. I used it to frame my picture and continue the look of the background.
To embellish my page, i chose to add embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio's Office Hours collection and Citrus Twist Kits. I made sure that the embellishments stayed within a small color palette and had a circular shape.
I hope this inspires you to check the new cut files available at JustNick Studio - if you are a coffee lover, then you must get the cut file--, there is always something for everyone. Remember you can always contact me with any questions!