Christina here today to share with you a layout with fussy cut elements. I remember well that there was a time when I thought "why on earth do people fussy cut patterned papers?" I just didn't get it. It takes forever, and you need sooooo much patience for it. And now? I truly love it!
It's an easy and cheap way to create your own embellishments, and I find it so relaxing. Seriously, this is therapy! Whenever I fussy cut a bunch of embellishments (flowers are my favorite), I feel totally relaxed and calm!
So I started with looking through my paper stash for floral and butterfly papers and chose some from the Dear Lizzy "Stay Colorful" collection. I then fussy cut some flowers in white, rosé, mint and yellow with a small details scissor and distressed the edges and bended them a little bit to create more dimension.
I then placed my photo on a white 12x12" cardstock and arranged the flowers around it like a wreath. As you can see in the photo (which shows my husband and my dad, btw), there's a pretty gradient light effect on the floor, so I thought I pick this up and arrange the flowers accordingly. So the rosé ones on the bottom, the mint ones in the middle and the yellow ones on top.
In order to balance the layout, I roughly cut some paper strips from different patterned papers (matching the flowers colourwise), distressed them as well (I really like the imperfect look this technique gives), glued them to the bottom of the cardstock and added some stickers and labels.
Finally: the title. I cut this from white cardstock with my Silhouette Portrait a while ago and had it lying around since then. Luckily I remembered that I still have it, because I think it's a perfect match with this colourful photo and the flowers. All I had to do is colour it yellow with a creamy Faber Castell Gelato stick and smudge the colour a little bit with my fingers. See how it pops on the layout?
I hope you liked my layout and that I could inspire you to try your hands on fussy cutting.
And now to the sad part: with this post I say good bye to the In The Scrap design team (there's a new challenge waiting for me!). I had so much at ITS, especially with the monthly challenges, so I will definately keep an eye on them, and I would like to thank Florencia so, so much for all her support and giving me the chance to inspire you guys here.