Saturday, May 16, 2009
A challenge : having fun with CUT-OUTs !!!
I LOVE cutouts ! Especially when the papers are just OOOHHH so pretty, and you can't bear to cover them up with photos and other stuff. I get into that fix all the time ! So what does a gal do ?? Cut those designs out !! And now you've got yourself a whole bunch of yummy die-cut embellishments to play with ! Here are some examples of what i've done using cut-outs 1) To personalise and embellish a plain box as a gift, like this one i did using the MME Laundry Line papers On layouts, they are also super fun to use: 2) As a frame for a photo like this one from the AS March kit 3) Or as bellies everywhere, like in this layout ! The yellow flower and black glitter swirls were cut right out from a GCD Studios paper - which is in May's AS larger than a breadbox kit ! Here's a tip : For those impatient and less precise souls like me, don't be too caught up with having the design trimmed right to the design edge. It is often easier to leave a border when cutting out the design, and this also lets the design 'pop' better !! So here's the not so unnerving challenge (or as my daughter would say 'Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy !!" ). Simply leave a comment on this post with a link to where your layout, project or card incorporating cut-outs is, and you'll stand to win a scrappy treat from Apron Strings !! Cool ya !! So get your scissors out ladies and I can't wait to see what you've come up with. Have fun !!!