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Today Love Blooms April 25, 2016 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!

Marcia here today. It's Spring and I have been out cleaning out my flower beds to prepare them for planting this year and my husband has already put my water fountain out. He gave me this fountain as an anniversary gift over 15 years ago. I could probably count the material gifts he has given me over the years on one hand, but when he does buy me something, he knows my heart. Keeping this fountain running is a labor of love for him, a gift he continues to give me each year.

That background paper is so beautiful, but I did not want my photos to get lost. Framing them with the Spiral Background cut twice from white cardstock really helps keep them from blending into the background. The spirals are so similar to some of my floral die cuts too.

Some black Stems really pop against all that vivid color.

I used two different cut files to create my title; "Today" from the Today Forever Always cut file, and the "Love" from the Word 3 cut file.

Here are all the cut files I used today.

Thanks for stopping by.


Forever Canvas November 27, 2015 07:00

Hi everybody,

I don't know about you but, I always feel like there are several weddings to attend during the holiday season. There truly is something magical about utilizing all the beautiful decorations and snowy backdrops for a ceremony. I need to be prepared and I've done just that by creating a canvas art project using two cut files from the shop. 

I'm going to walk you through my process a little bit and show you have I utilized these awesome cut files... on a canvas!

First, I love the heart background file. It's so pretty and I thought, how cool to use it as a stencil or mask! So, after prepping my canvas with a red watercolor wash, I laid out the cut out and spritzed some gold spray everywhere:

The gold spray is very watery and bled through a little bit. I could still make out the heart shape in the background but, had the idea to use a few of the cut out hearts as embellishments. So, I mixed some of the watercolor with modeling paste and went to town:

They needed something a little more so, I used some of my glimmer mist and added some sparkle. I don't know about you but, I really love getting messy with inks and the like. It can be so much fun!

After the canvas had dried, I arranged everything and then glued it down. I used Glossy Accents and the fine tipped nozzle worked like a charm. To complete the canvas, I used the word cut file Today/Always/Forever. Such a beautiful sentiment! I only utilized the outline of the words. There are so many possibilities with this particular cut file but, I really liked how it looks without all the middle shapes and such. Here is the final product:

I failed to mention this canvas is a 6x6. It really turned out so cute! Can you see the stencil showing through???

Thanks for swinging by today! Make sure you go check out the shop. There are so many awesome new designs popping up each week! 

Cut files used: Heart Background 2, Today Forever Always


I'll love you today, forever & always November 26, 2015 07:00

Hello Just Nick friends, it's Jaclyn joining you on the blog today.

I'm sure I don't need to remind you that each and every week Nicole is releasing four brand new cut files to the shop!  And each time she does, I have a new favorite that I can't wait to use.  The Today Forever Always file has been on my 'must use' list since the moment I spotted it.  It didn't take long for me to locate a picture of my kids that would pair just perfectly with this file, and make for a fun and eye catching page.

 

That tile makes a statement, doesn't it?  Since it's rather bold, layering it next to and on top of my photo, ties the two parts together and directs the viewers eye to the main elements on the page.

 

The open spaces in the letters on this file could certainly be left open for a fun and delicate title effect.  To me, however, those empty spaces were begging to be filled with an array of pretty patterns and colors.  I reached for my stack of 6x6 patterned paper pads and selected a myriad of designs to compliment my photo. This resulted in an eclectic patchwork style title, that still remains very legible due to the outline and block style lettering.

 

As is typical for me, I couldn't stop at using just one cut file design on my page.  I cut various sizes and styles of leaves from Leaf it to me and Sweater Weather to add some texture and to round out my design.

 

I chose to cut my leaves from neutral papers.  Doing so, ensures that they don't compete with the main elements of my page, and instead work to compliment and enhance the theme.

 

We'd love to see what you are doing with each new release!  Link us up on Facebook and/or make sure to tag your designs #justnickstudio when sharing on Instagram.  Happy creating!

Supplies used:

Today Forever & Always

Leaf it to me

Sweater Weather