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Alternative ways of using cut files

Hi! Kelly here and I wanted to talk to you about my first 2 DT layouts for Twilight Crafts because I did not use the traditional backing method.

My first layout used the Christmas Bauble Cutfile JWCF295. I wanted to do something to really make this awasome design pop on the page and for me that meant using it with my foil quill. I have the foil quill set from we r memory keepers that comes with 3 different sized nibs.

The first thing to do is make sure that your quill is hot before you send your file. I plug mine in and insert it into my Cameo before I start working on my design. This ensures it is nice and pre-heated before I want to use it. Get your design ready in your software, selecting the sketch option. You then need to prepare your cardstock, first place your card on your cutting mat. Place the foil over the area where the design will be drawn and secure in place with washi tape. Ensure you do not put tape on the area that will be part of the design. My kit does come with tape, but you can use any washi tape as long as it's low tack.


Load your mat and send the design to sketch!

Once the design was finished I spritzed with white mica spray. While this was drying I matted my photo with Vicki Boutin Christmas papers and then arranged some torn pieces in clusters.

I finished my page with a winter themed perspective from Bramble fox, tucked some rolled up sparkly twine under my paper clusters and finished with red distress sparkle.

For my next layout as soon as I saw JWCF 517 cascading hearts I knew I wanted it for one of the last wedding photos I have left to scrap. I wanted to reflect the colours in my photo in the cutfile and I had some perfectly matching glitter and confetti. It is rather tricky to get ultra clean lines with glitter and the confetti I had was square. So I backed the cutfile with acetate and used a clear wet glue to apply the glitter to the back. This keeps your cutfile lines clean and also helps keep the glitter on the page and not knocked off into the bottom of your page protector once it's gone in an album.

I also use the pieces from the middle of the hearts where they were still intact and covered these in the same glitter and confetti to add some consistency throughout my page. I managed to make the red confetti top and bottom line up with the 2 red noses in my photo to really draw the eye.

The word love looked a bit lost on my background paper so I inked the bottom in red distress ink. Then it was a case of adding in a lot of Bramble fox hearts and a glitter pink flair from Dotty About Flair







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