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Pumpkin Spice is Back | Patricia September 15, 2020 06:00

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Grid Stencil, Floral Cluster 2

Hello JustNick Friends!  I have a post to share today to show you how to combine two stencils, using pattern paper, and embellishments in your traveler's notebook.  The first stencil I am using is the Grid Stencil.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Grid Stencil

And then I will layer the Floral Cluster 2 over it.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Floral Cluster 2

The stenciling is concentrated on the right side onto white textured cardstock.  The left side is one sold piece of pattern paper with very two colors and a basic small pattern.  To make the contrast of the pattern paper side and stenciled side work, I concentrated the Grid Stencil in the center of the textured cardstock using black ink and a makeup blending brush.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Grid Stencil, Floral Cluster 2

I kept it just enough to not be in the forefront of the design.  I love this basic technique because it gives an airbrushed effect.  Next, I used the swirl flowers from the Floral Cluster 2 with colored pencils!  The pencils give me more precision, and I want that textured look from the textured cardstock.  I tried this on plain, and it isn't the same.  The textured cardstock with the stenciling with pencils really makes this.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Grid Stencil, Floral Cluster 2

I moved the flowers and leaves around where I wanted them.  Once my background was complete, I took inspiration from a collage you would see at Starbucks, and used my die cuts and letters in different directions across my page, with my photo in the middle.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Grid Stencil, Floral Cluster 2

Keeping the yellow pattern paper side simple, I just added a strip of pattern paper along the spine of my notebook for added color and to create a triangle with the oranges from the right side, added some stickers, stamping and journaling to finish.

JustNick Studio, Cut Files, Traveler's Notebook, Grid Stencil, Floral Cluster 2

So many ways to use cut files as stencils.  This is a wonderful subtle but also colorful way to add texture and pattern to your background while still using your stash of pattern paper and alphabet stickers!  Happy creating!!


Hoco | Kelly Barron October 9, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Kelly, and today I have a new layout to share using three different cut files from the store. 

To begin the layout, I cut out the Floral Cluster 2 cut file and then backed the large flower in a paper that coordinated with the paper layers behind my photo. I lightly outlined around the circle in pencil, and then chose an acrylic paint in a pale green and painted around the cut file. 

Then I chose a few papers that coordinated to cut out additional flowers using the Build a Flower 1 cut file, layered them, and used an enamel dot for the center.

After I layered the flowers, I cut out leaves using the Bloom cut file and placed them around the flowers. I did lift the edges of the leaves with foam dots to create a bit of visual interest. 

To finish the layout, I scattered gold and black star sequins around the cut files. I love the way that this layout came together using these cut files. Make sure you stop by the Just Nick store and check out the latest cut files.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!