Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Scrapbooking | Anatomy of a Layout: Shine

My first layout for Write.Click.Scrapbook. was for the November gallery. The theme was “We ♥ Color”. I chose to work with my favorite colors of yellow and light blue, because they are happy and sunny colors.
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I wanted to share the process of creating this layout. I knew I wanted to create a sunburst on my page with the yellow and blue papers. So I drew lines on the back of each paper. I also marked the pieces that I wanted to include from each color of paper with a penciled circle mark. That way I wouldn’t get confused about which pieces to use, since I wanted alternating colors in my sunburst.
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Next I adhered each piece of the sunburst onto my cardstock base.
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Then I pierced some holes where I wanted to use my yellow Divine Twine, and hand-sewed the twine lines onto my page with a needle.
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I also wanted to use a die-cut mat under my photo, so I designed a circle and star mat in my Silhouette Studio software and cut the mat out.
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Next, I stamped a quote onto yellow cardstock with navy blue ink, and cut out a white strip of paper for handwritten journaling.
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I glued some wood veneer arrows onto my die-cut arrows, and dabbed some sparkly Stickles onto them.
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So that’s how this layout came together. :)

Do you like the circle & star mat cutout? I’m sharing the Silhouette Studio file with you. You can download the .studio file at the link below.

Circle & Star Silhouette .studio file download

The file is for personal-use only, so please don’t make anything to sell. Enjoy! If you make something with it, I would love to see it! :)

32 comments:

  1. This is great! Love the behind the scenes on your starburst.

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  2. LOVe this!!!!! Great post!!! xox

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  3. I love seeing your process & this layout is absolutely amazing!!

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  4. Behind-the-scenes posts are my favorites :) And thank you so very much for the cut file! As I was reading, I was thinking "boy, she's awesome to create such a cool background cut, I wonder if I could ever copy that..." and then at the end you shared it! Wow. Thanks :)

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  5. The more I see the things you create using your silhouette cutter, the more I want to buy one!!! gorgeous LO, Christine ♥

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  6. very cool layout & cut designs!

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  7. What a great LO! I love the sunburst design and how you enhanced it with the thread and die cuts!!! Thanks for sharing your cut file with us!!!

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  8. Love your layout! Thanks for showing your process and sharing the cut file.

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  9. thanks so much for sharing--this page rocks!

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  10. This is the cutest page. LOVE that die cut! LOVE IT!
    Julie

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  11. Fabulous layout! thanks for sharing your cut file!!!

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  12. super lovely and a great tutorial! TFS! Janna

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  13. It was really great to see how you made the sunburst. I love those but always think they must be so complicated to make.

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  14. Thanks Christine! It is super cute, can't wait to use it.

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing - this is awesome!

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  16. Great layout!
    Thank you for the cut file.

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  17. Thanks for the cut file, Christine! I'm getting a Cameo for Christmas and busying myself with amassing a library that's ready to go. :)

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  18. Thanks for sharing your awesome file - love it!

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  19. I love your pages...thank you so much for the file.

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  20. I love your page. Thanks for the file.

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  21. Totally love the star within a circle. Thank you for the file. I just cut it out and can not wait to use it on a layout... Thanks again

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  22. Great page and thank you so much for the fabulous silhouette file!

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  23. fantastic thanks so much for the free cutting file loooove it!

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  24. Thank you for sharing your cutfile!

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  25. Thank you for sharing your file! It's beautiful!

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  26. Thank you so much for the star file - its brilliant!

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  27. aint this one of the best freebie cutting files out there? thanks.

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  28. Thank you so much for this freebie. I love the look of this background and can't wait to cut it.

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