Good morning SCT friends, Paige Evans here! I have a new layout to share today which includes a free cut file called EAT SLEEP SCRAP REPEAT, which I think many of us can relate to!
Here is what I created with this cut file…
Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts: Pink Paislee; Scalloped border punch: Fiskars; gesso; white acrylic paint; Watercolors: Pastel Dreams & Tropicals by Prima; white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Eat, Sleep, Scrap, Repeat by Paige Evans
First, I cut the cut file from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 3. To help back the letters quickly, inside Silhouette Studio I ungrouped the shape and deleted everything except the letters, offset the letters slightly, and then trimmed 3″ square patterned papers to fill a sticky mat. I ran it through my machine twice to cut all 19 letters in seconds. You can see a tutorial for this process in THIS YouTube video I created.
Next, I used liquid glue to adhere the patterned paper pieces to the back of the cut file and then turned it over to reveal the magic!
On the B-side of Paper 21 (a pretty and subtle periwinkle pattern) from my Horizon collection with Pink Paislee, I did some mixed media work. I started by scraping white gesso across the background and let it dry. Then I splashed watered down white acrylic paint on top. Once that dried I pooled water all across and dropped & splashed Prima – Pastel Dreams & Tropicals watercolors into the water and dried it all up with a hairdryer. Tip: Since this process warped the page a lot, I ran it through a Minc machine about six times to smooth it out.
I adhered the backed title onto the layout using dimensional adhesive for shadows and depth. Behind the heart on the top right corner, I placed a 3″ square photo of my daughter Jane scrapping with me. It’s my dream come true to have a scrapping buddy! I treasure these shared moments of crafting together.
Then I came in with a new pack of flower die cuts from the Horizon collection and added a bunch of them color-on-color to the letters using foam adhesive again for more dimension. For a bit of texture, I used a scalloped border punch and white cardstock to make two different sized borders and machine stitched them to the top and bottom edges of the title. To finish I wrote journaling with a white pen in the open space at the bottom of the page.
I hope this layout inspires you to join my Happy Scrappy Place Facebook group to get free weekly cut files! I’d love for you to join me over there too!
~ Paige Evans