Hey there friends! I’m back with a new Halloween themed layout that was recently on The Cut Shoppe Blog.
For this layout I used the Fright Night Cut File which was recently released in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store. I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing out the word Boo from the cut file set. I then adjusted the size of the cut file by unlocking the proportions and stretching the cut file so it would be the same length as my photo. After I had the image sized to my liking, I cut the image on a piece of orange patterned paper from an older Fancy Pants Collection.
I kept the cut file on the cutting mat, added a layer of Clear Gesso, and used a combination of the Illustrated Faith-Shanna’s Favorites-Watercolors and the Prima Tropical Watercolor Confections to add a little more depth to the orange patterned paper. As that watercolor was drying I moved onto the background of my layout. I grabbed a Halloween tiny text print patterned paper from a Teresa Collins Collection (from 2011!!!), added a layer of White Gesso to blend out the background, and used a bright purple watercolor from the same Prima Tropical Watercolor Confections.
I wanted to add a little something more to the purple watercolor so I grabbed my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, a long retired CTMH Halloween Stamp, and the retired CTMH Gypsy Ink. I stamped in the corners of the layout to give the appearance that the stamp was coming out from the edges of the watercolor. I really love the detail this stamp added to the layout even though a lot of the stamped image ended up getting covered up by embellishments.
I love how the orange Boo pops off the purple watercolor, but I wanted that word to really stand out from the background. So I added hand stitching using black embroidery floss around the entire cut file image. I love the defined edge that the hand stitching gives this title!
I then moved on to my photo layers. I grabbed a couple cut apart sheets from the Simple Stories Frankie & Friends Collection, black tulle, and White Cardstock to create the layers behind the photo. I used my Close To My Heart Mini Stapler to hold all of the layers together as I was working.
I then moved onto my favorite part of every layout….the embellishing. I grabbed a chipboard sheet from the Bella Blvd Halloween Magic Collection and used the cutesy Halloween characters, the words ‘Happy Halloween’, and the gray cloud at the top of the layout. I also used multiple stickers from the Bella Blvd 12×12 Spooktacular Sticker Sheet and a Designer Clip from the same Spooktacular Collection. For final touches I added tangled black thread under the cloud and a couple lines of machine stitching through the stickers at the bottom of the layout.
Now you can take a look at my YouTube Process Video that includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Halloween is by far my favorite holiday to scrapbook! Ashley has so many fun Halloween cut files in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store! Be sure to stop by to check out all of the great designs!