Love grows | Anna Blades August 26, 2020 07:00

Hey everyone!

Anna here with you today sharing a new layout. This week's theme are stencils. Have you ever used a cut file as a stencil? Take advantage of your cutting machine ad create your own stencils with the cut files, it's so fun!

For today's project, I've used the Herring Bone stencil cut file to create my background. I did it with the fossilized amber distress oxide ink because I wanted a soft look behind those flowers. In some parts the color is stronger and in others it's more faded.

I love how it peeks from behind the photo and the embellishments, but doesn't cover the whole page. The good thing about making your own background with a stencil is that you can fill exactly only the parts of the page that you want, with the pattern that you want.

I was in the mood to use flowers (as always), so I made these big blue flowers with the Build a flower 4 cut file. I cut them pretty big, in three shades of blue, because my sister and my brother in law are wearing blue trousers.

To add more detail I also cut some leaves with the Stems 4 cut file. I cut them from white cardstock and used distress oxide ink to dye them green.

I put some embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio and three blue puffy hearts from Felicity Jane Studio. The black foam title and hearts are from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Finally, I did a machine stitching all around the layout with a light blue thread, just to frame it. I also placed two blue little banners on the upper left corner.

As you can see, you can create a beautiful layout using your cut files and no pattern paper. I hope you like this layout and gives you some inspiration. Don't forget to visit the store every week to check the new cut files.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a crafty week!