Mermaid Life Layout by Valerie Bisson

Monday, July 31, 2023

Hi friends! Valerie Bisson here and I’m happy to share a new layout with you featuring two cut files: the Waves Background from the 20 Summer Cut Files and Mermaid Lifepaired with the Blooming Wild collection!

The Waves Background and Mermaid Life cut files were just perfect for the underwater photo of my daughter swimming and enjoying her mermaid life. I started with white cardstock for the cut files. After cutting the Waves Background I peeled the outline off the mat and left all the inside pieces of the waves on the mat so I could paint them using my favorite Kuretake watercolors. Doing it this way keeps all the pieces nice and flat while painting them and also for them to dry. I also cut a solid backing piece for the waves to make it easy for the next step: peel off the wave pieces one by one and add to the cut file outline, like putting a puzzle together. You can lift up some of the edges for added texture. Then adhere on top of Paper 14. Next I used pieces of patterned paper from Blooming Wild for backing the Mermaid Life cut file and a scrap of red paper for the hair from Go the Scenic Route. For variation with my cut files I added a shadow layer behind the mermaid and popped up the letters with dimensional adhesive. Just a few pieces from the Cardstock Stickers, Sticker Book, Journaling Spots, a Chipboard Sticker, and a Mini Flower Puffy Sticker for embellishment complete my layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to try out the Waves Background from the 20 Summer Cut Files as well as the Mermaid Life cut file, paired with the Blooming Wild!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD; white cardstock; Cut files: Waves Background from the 20 Summer Cut Files and Mermaid Life by Paige Evans

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