Welcome Nancy

July 9, 20221 Comment

Summer Guest Designer

We are so happy to introduce our Summer Guest Designer to you all ! Here are a few words from Nancy to let you all know a bit about her and also a layout using one of our most popular new Cut Files !!

Hello! My name is Nancy Bianchini and I am so thrilled to be a Summer Guest Designer with Jennifer Edwardson Creative Inc.

I live with my husband and two teenage boys in Calgary, AB.  I was born and raised in the city and I found out recently that a true born Calgarian is uncommon!

My boys and husband and I were all born here so our passion for the Calgary Flames NHL team and the Calgary Stampeders Football teams is in our blood!

As a family we enjoy camping and we plan to travel to Italy and Scotland some day to explore our family roots !

I have been a scrapbooker since the year we got married in 2007 and my first layout was about our dog Keno.

I have come a long way since then in that I no longer crop my photos using an oval template to mark where to cut with a ball point pen.

I was immediately drawn to the Butterfly Frame Cut File and wanted to use some papers from 49 and Market that I thought would be perfect for both the Cut File and my photo !

 I chose a distressed navy paper for the background, a sunset orange paper to back the Cut File and a light coloured distressed patterned paper to cut the detailed Butterfly Frame Cut File.

I was looking for a light and dark contrast between the foreground of the Cut File and the background paper.  For the butterflies I wanted to bring out the orange of the butterfly in the paper I used for the base, so I purposely chose paper that is essentially orange with some texture for a beautiful contrast !

I cut the contour of the butterfly frame to fill in the butterflies from the back with the orange paper.  Then using the offset feature, I cut acetate with a small margin to frame the original contour of the cut file.

I then cut and layered the detailed Butterfly Frame Cut File over the background and acetate.  The acetate was added to catch reflections of light and add a bit of dimension to the butterflies in the cut file and I am very pleased with the result !

I love this picture of my boys and their Auntie and cousin, but I wanted a tiny border of acetate to run around the entire photo, so I trimmed the photo to allow for this.  I am so happy to have this layout to show how our family chooses to be connected as friends !

Thanks for stopping by to get to know Nancy … and watch for more paper crafting projects designed by her throughout the summer !!

Until Next Time … j. XOX

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  • Julia
    July 9, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    Beautiful layout Nancy!