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You Shine January 29, 2016 07:00

Hi friends! It's Heather here. I love creating backgrounds that make a statement. Sometimes it's piecing together large bold backgrounds and sometimes it's repeating a pattern. Today, I'm showing you how to create a fun background using approximately twenty "+" cuts.  Let's take a look.

 

I used the Positive 1 background file to cut the 20 positive signs and a 6x6 paper pad.  I chose 6 papers that I loved and then I arranged 4 of them on my cutting mat so I could cut 4 papers at the same time.  Once I had all the files cut, I lightly adhered them to the page, alternating patterns all over.  Once complete, I stitched over them.  The stitching was a but exhausting but the more finished look made it worth my time.

Next, I added layers and layers of papers, labels, stickers, etc around my photo and placed it on the lower right side of the page.

Lastly came the title.  I used a bold title acrylic element to make it stand out. I tucked a tag behind some of the photo layers and added my journaling there.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy scrapping!


Today Captured September 17, 2015 07:00

Hey everyone! I am excited to be back on the blog today, sharing a project made with this inspiration piece I found on Pinterest:

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I love a good quilt. I wish I had the patience to make my own :) When I saw this quilt on pinterest, I instantly thought of the Positive backgrounds available in the store. I chose to use Positive Background 1 for my project.

I cut the file from some scrap cardstock and used it as a stitching template, rather than using the actual paper cut on my project. This took a little love and patience, but I like how it turned out :) I stitched the + signs with various colors of embroidery floss and then added some watercolor paint along the inside and outer edges of the + signs, adding some trimmed out + signs to some of the middles with patterned papers.

I really like how that turned out! Although I love using the cut files with paper and for paper, it's fun to use them in a different way too. I next cut a title using some words from the Hashtags 1 cut file and Capture This cut file. I cut the TODAY word 5 times and layered them together for a thicker look.

That's it for me today!! Please come back tomorrow for a special guest and there may just be a freebie in it for you :)