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FriYAY | Niki Rowland October 19, 2018 07:00FriYAY layout by Niki Rowland
Fun In The Sun | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 27, 2018 07:00 1 Comment
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. Have you seen the new Fun In The Sun title in the on-line store? I wanted to combine it with the South Pacific Floral digital cut file, but not in the usual way. I busted out my Silhouette sketch pens and instead of cutting out the design, I sketched it instead. Then I dug out my watercolors and got busy adding some color to the sketched design. This gave me a gorgeous unique background that I could use to scrap some Waikiki Beach photos. Take a look at how my layout turned out...
I am by no means good when it comes to watercolors, but it's fun to play with them sometimes and I am happy with the results. I applied a layer of gesso over the top of the sketched design. This helps to blend the colors later. It muted the lines a little, but I like that it's soft. Here is a closer look...
I absolutely love the new Fun In The Sun title. I backed the middle with a blue watercolor pattern paper. I felt I needed to bring in a little more blue besides the blue in my photos.
I backed the alphas with a script pattern paper in white. I wanted to keep my layout bright and airy.
Here are the digital cut files I used today ...
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will try using a sketch pen in your die cutting machine. It's really easy to do.
Thankful for Mom | Morgan Langley May 6, 2018 07:00
Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a post for mom's week on the Just Nick blog using the "floral frames" cut file!
I love ALL the beautiful floral cut feels in the shop and all of them make great spring layouts! I started by cutting my frames and backing them with patterned papers from the "Turn the Page" collection. I love how much color this adds. I also watercolored my plain white background before adhering the frames with the packaging technique and some splatters! I tried to match the paint to colors in the collection!
Dream Big | Michelle Whorwood September 12, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Hi everyone, Michelle here with a new layout using 'Words' as inspiration for all the Just Nick Designers this week. Here is my layout:
I had lots of fun creating my layout and have used three different cut files. I really loved the new 'Leaf Circle Background' file and cut this out on white cardstock to create the basis of my layout and included my photo of my girls into one of the negative spaces of the cut file. I also added in some patterned paper to a couple of the other circles for a bit of added interest.
I also really wanted to add word to my page in a form of a title going down one side of my page. So I used the 'Script Alpha 2' Cut file and welded together some of the letters to create 'be you' and cut this out on some white cardstock. I then added some Shimmerz Mist 'Pretty in Pink' to give it a soft pale pink colour and stitched through the words for some added texture! I then added the 'Dream Big' cut from the Dream Big Cut File set also just on some white cardstock. I love the freshness of the white on white look and adding pops of colour with patterned paper and embellishments to finish off my page!
The cut files I have used:
I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and that you have been inspired to try out some cut titles on your pages!
Summer Lovin | Marcia Dehn-Nix August 9, 2017 07:00
Hello JustNick Studio friends!
Marcia here today. It's circles week and since I actually had a beach vacation this year, I am showcasing the Beach Umbrella Background. When I think of beach umbrellas I think red and white. I used red cardstock when cutting out the beach umbrella background cut file and then cut circles out of white cardstock that were sized for the umbrellas in the background. I placed the whole thing on top of this cool water pattern paper.
I wanted to use 2 photos on my layout, but I didn't want to cover up too much of that awesome background cut file. I decided to create a flip book with washi tape, so the top photo can be flipped up to reveal my second photo.
That awesome title is from the Summer Lovin digital cut file. This cut file has lots of fun Summer titles.
To emphasize the circle patterns, I stitched around each circle. I love the texture that the machine stitching adds. The pattern paper I used came from the Carta Bella Beach Boardwalk collection. It's an older collection, but I love the primary colors and its vintage vibe. Since I only had a sticker sheet from the collection for embellishing, I pulled some wood veneer pieces and flair from the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Hello Sunshine collection and added some Simple Stories brads and phrase stickers.
Here are the cut files I used today ...
I would love to have you watch my YouTube video if you are interested in seeing my process in creating this layout.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great rest of the week.
Bloom | Jaclyn Rench April 13, 2017 07:00
Hello Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn here today. This week the Design Team is zeroing in on the many words and sentiment designs available in the Just Nick store. This was a fun challenge for me, as I love typography and making my titles stand out on a page.
Spring is in full bloom here in Ohio and even though my allergies might not agree, I am enjoying the pretty blossoms that are popping up all over my yard. Since many of these flowers only last a short season, I can't resist capturing them on film. These pretty pictures were inspiring me, so I went to my Just Nick library to pair with them, the perfect title.
The brushstroke style of letters featured in the Good Vibes file immediately caught my eye. There are four different sentiments included in this cut design. I chose the word 'Bloom', as it was a perfect match to the story I wanted to tell.
As you'll note, the sentiments in this file are encompassed within a circle. I chose to eliminate the circle portion of the design, as did so simply by 'releasing the compound path' on that portion of the file and sizing the remaining text accordingly.
I couldn't make a flowery, spring-like page without including some of my favorite Just Nick floral designs. I cut a few different shapes and sizes of the Doodle Flowers out of neutral patterns and sprinkled them throughout my design. Layering and embellishing each flower gives them presence but still allows the pictures and title to take center stage.
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!
Cut Files used:
#funtimes #captured April 10, 2017 07:57 1 Comment
This week on the blog we are focusing on using sentiment and phrase cut files. I created this boyish page, so I wanted something to go along with the theme, and I thought the hashtags cut file was a good match. But this file could be used with so many type of page.
I used the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection for this page. On the background, I cut out a large diamond shape from a piece of patterned paper with diamonds on it. I wanted to mimic an argyle pattern, so I machine stitched and hand stitched some larger diamonds to the right.
I fussy cut out some of the smaller diamonds and scattered them on the page.
Just a few layers around my photo and some splatters on the background, too.
I also used the negative space of the diamond to write my journaling and scattered a few more embellies around the page.
Take a browse through the shop and check out all the great phrases and fonts available!