Just Nick Studio | Tin Tile Background

Hi everyone today I have a new layout for Just Nick Studio featuring the background cut file called Tin Tile Background which is coming into store this month:

My main idea behind my layout was to go quite graphic as that fit the style of the Pink Fresh Studio’s Case of the Blahs collection so I chose this particular cut file as it is quite structured, linear and I just love the way it creates a beautiful texture to my page.  I cut the cut file out on white cardstock layered it over another piece of white cardstock and added some black and lime green splatters for a bit of mixed media detail.  I really wanted to keep my background subtle so that you get a hint without overwhelming my photo.

Once I had my background sorted, I wanted to grunge it up a bit more so I tore off a small edge at the top left and the bottom right of my white cardstock to allow a piece of the green scalloped patterned paper to peak through.

Adding pops of colour with black and white is such a fun way of creating layouts.  Adding the cut file as you can see below adds a pretty soft detail yet doesn’t create anything too busy!

Do you like creating background’s with cut files?  Do you stick with white cardstock for cutting your cut files or do you go for a more of a bolder statement?  Either way, Just Nick’s background cut files are just the perfect statement to add to our pages.

Til next time!

Michelle xx

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Set Fire to the Rain | Rainy Days | Just Nick Studio

Hi, today I have another layout to share for Just Nick Studio.  Almost a year to the day since my BFF and I went to the Adele concert and it poured with rain so I thought the Rainy Days cut file was perfect and I also used the cut file called  Spring Doodle Flowers

Firstly, I loved the cute flowers in the Spring Doodle flowers cut file so I cut out some on white cardstock and then added some patterned papers to the negative spaces and layered them like a little bunch of florals as an embellishment cluster at the corner of my photo.

I loved the cut file of the clouds with the rain drops and really wanted to use it with this photo of my BFF and I at the Adele concert where it literally rained the entire time and we were totally soaked.   Adele rocked it in the rain with us and the concert was amazing!!  I backed the cut file in some blue patterned paper with the tiny dots and then added my title to it using the song title ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ which was amazing in concert in the freakin rain!  Super cool.

 

Cut files I used:

I totally enjoyed creating this layout with these two cut files!   I hope you have enjoyed my share today xx

Michelle

40 | Crop Circle Background | Just Nick Studio

Hi everyone, today I have a new layout for Just Nick Studio Cut files featuring one of the fun background cut files in store, the Crop Circle Background.  It is a super cool circle design that can be used on multiple of scrapbooking themes.

Here is my layout:

I cut the cut file out on an ombre style patterned paper as it gave the file interest, and colour without being too busy!   I then themed my embellishments. to match in with the colours in the cut file which is another popular technique right now!

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout share today!

Take care
Michelle

Hi everyone, today I have a new layout for ‘Thankful’ week for Just Nick Studio.  Today, I have gone a little less traditional by not using a specific thankful cut file but instead creating a masculine fun layout with a … Continue reading

#cute | Just Nick Studio | Feathers 3

Hi Just Nick Fans!

Today I have a new DT  layout with one of the new Just Nick cut files called Feather 3.  This one is a super pretty set of 3 feathers which could be added to lots of different layouts both masculine and feminine.

Here is my layout:

I was initially looking at using this cut file with 3 different photos so I cut all three feathers with white cardstock.  When I was looking for photos to use on my layout, I however, found 2 photos that I really liked so I decided to instead use 2 feather shapes on my page.  You may notice that on the “right hand” feather is actually the middle blank feather on the cut file with the one on the outline feather layered on top.  This works perfectly and adds dimension and texture in a subtle way.

I also really liked the first feather with the ‘swirl’ shapes which is quite a similar shape to a ‘Koru’ here in New Zealand.  I don’t often use feathers on my scrapbooking pages so I really enjoyed challenging myself to create this one.  I liked the symmetry of having the two photos side by side layered up on both the feathers.  To connect them, I added in some embellishments down the centre of both of my photos and then added in some chevrons that I fussy-cutted out from PinkFresh patterned paper to lead you into the rest of my page and anchor my title.

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared today.  Do you like to use feathers on your pages?

Just Nick Studio | Foliage Backround

Hi, today I have new layout to share for Just Nick Studio featuring one of the newer background files in store the ‘Foliage Background‘.  I was immediately drawn to this particular file as I felt it fit my photo really well of my two daughters in Fiji last weekend.  I really like the tropical vibe of the flower shape which reminds me of a frangipani.

I really wanted to keep my layout simple, fun, summery and happy.  So I cut out the cut file on some pale yellow cardstock and adhered it to some white cardstock as my background. I then layered on some project life cards in tropical colours under my photo and embellished with lots of embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection too.

I really loved how this layout came together.  The focus on the cut file with the white space of the border around it really draws your eye into the photo so I wanted to keep this space relatively clear and only added a few stars to the cut file and in the corners.

Here are some close ups:

Cut file used:

Just Nick Studio |Leaf Background 2

Hey everyone, today I have a new layout featuring ‘fall’ designs from the Just Nick Studio Store which is the theme for designers on the Just Nick blog this week.  I really am enjoying some of the very cool fall backgrounds and I really like cutting out leaves on my silhouette.  Leaves are so easy to use for both feminine or masculine layouts, my layout is about my daughter eating out a local market which has a cool autumnal vibe too it I think.

Here is my layout:

I really wanted to keep it simple with a soft mixed media background in autumnal colours of peachy oranges  and pale mustard – and then add my cut file over the top of that to create some texture but still keeping my colour palette soft and understated.  The cut file I used is called Leaf Background 2.  I really liked these cute little leaves which aren’t quite your usual leaf design.

Here are some close ups:

I decided to have a central design on my layout which is a bit different for me as usually I put my photo off centre but this gave me an idea to add my embellishments right around the edges of my photo which allowed me still have focus on the cut file which frames my photo really nicely but still meant I could add some fun embellishing too.  I really like how cut files just add to my layouts and takes them to the next level.

I hope you have enjoyed my fall layout today and that you have been inspired by this week’s designers showcasing fall designs that can be found in store.

Take care

 

Mixing up Bold Patterns |Hip Kit Club | July 2017

Hi everyone, today I have a new layout to share with you for the Hip Kit Club! This was for part of the Thursday Inspiration Blog Post which was Mixing Bold Patterns.    You could say I went super bold … Continue reading

Summer | Just Nick Studio

Hi everyone! today I have a new summer filled layout to share with you for Just Nick Studio!  I really love creating summer layouts especially down here in NZ when it is actually Winter it makes me feel a lot warmer and keeps me sane until summer arrives for us again. Here is my layout using the ‘Summer‘ cut file to create my title!

As you can see below the ‘Summer‘ cut file set includes five different cuts including gorgeous sun rays and lots of fun words along the summer theme! But for me I really wanted to go large with my title and I enlarged it to fit the full width of the 12×12 cutting mat and cut it out in a subtle patterned paper by Pink Fresh Studio.  I then backed it on the soft buttery yellow cardstock as this colour just reminds me of sunny sunshine.

Once I had decided that my title would sit across the page in the lower two thirds of my page I created some interest with a mixed media background and then tucked my photo in and slightly over the two MMs of SUMMER.  As the title is so large it doesn’t matter that my photo slightly overlaps here as you can still make the the letters very easily.  I then created lots of little embellishing around my photo and also on the bottom part of the R to give it some balance with my bottom cluster, my photo cluster and then this finishes the visual triangle.

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my ‘summery’ layout today!

Just Nick Studio | Take me to paradise

Today I have a new layout to share with you for Just Nick Studio cut files.   My youngest daughter, Aimee recently turned 5 and had a flamingo themed party.   As soon as saw the Take me to Paradise cut file in store that featured the ‘flamingo’ and that ‘tropical style leaf’ I just knew it would be perfect to showcase the cake photo.

Here is my layout:

I started out by enlarging the ‘tropical leaf’ in this cut file and duplicated it so that I had 3 leaves to work with.  I wanted the leaves to look like they were ‘holding’ my photo and technically add a frame around it.   Next I cut out the ‘flamingo’ on pink patterned paper large enough to hug the right hand edge of my photo as well.   I love using cut files as giant embellishments on my page and it is so easy to do so.  The Take me to Paradise cut file has 6 different cut files on it which makes it a really good value for money as well.

Some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed my latest layout today as much as I enjoyed creating it.