Eight is Great Layout by Brianna Lepper

Monday, November 18, 2019

Hi friends! Brianna Lepper here with another scrapbook layout for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team. For this layout, I used the Truly Grateful collection and cut out Paige's Flower Heart cut file with my Silhouette Cameo 3 from white cardstock.
After it was finished cutting, I took the cut file and used it as a stencil.  I prepped another sheet of white cardstock with gesso. I then took my cut file/stencil, set it on an angle, and applied modeling paste through it. After it all dried, I applied shimmer sprays from my stash in rainbow order.

After the mixed media completely dried overnight, I went ahead and cut the same Flower Heart cut file again, but offset it so that I would be able to layer the cut file on top of the mixed media element. I added foam strips to the back of the cut file to give it extra dimension and to create shadows.

One of my favorite techniques is using cut files as stencils and I love how the mixed media peeks out from underneath it! I started embellishing, keeping everything tone on tone. I fussy cut leaves from Paper 03Paper 10, and Paper 23 then put them on the page accordingly.

I also pulled a few more florals and leaves from both the Ephemera Die Cuts and Floral Die Cuts and adhered them down around the page. To add even more texture to my page, I used stickers from the Puffy Stickers and the Epoxy Stickers. I used the Thickers to create my title and pulled a few stickers from the Cardstock Stickers to finish it off.

I absolutely love all of the texture and dimension that this layout has. I hope I've inspired you in some way to try a cut file as a stencil and to also layer one on top of mixed media. Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you in my next post!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, Thickers, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstockgesso; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Flower Heart by Paige Evans
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
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  1. SO beautiful!!!! LOVING that wreath and that adorable photo!!!!!

  2. Beautiful, bright and creative Brianna! I will never tire of the rainbow effect. I love the idea of using Paige's cut files to stencil first !! <3


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