by Mari Clarke
Hello friends, it’s Mari Clarke here with another Guest Design project! Today I am using the Homemade Happiness Cut File to create a 5×7 card!
I cut the teacups from white cardstock and did some ink blending on the white paper before removing the cut files from the mat. I used Bundled Sage, Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks to create an ombré effect. Then I added some stenciling and gold glitter paste over the designs. I also sprayed the cups with a clear shimmer spray.
I added some gold glitter paste onto a white card mat through a stencil to repeat the paste texture and colour. I added the white mat to a patterned paper mat (Vicki Boutin Fernwood) and then adhered that to a 5×7 card base. I added my cups to the front of the card with foam adhesive to add some dimension. The card is finished with a hot foiled sentiment.
I love all of the details in this cut file! There are so many ways that you can use the different components. I also really love the technique of ink blending over the files while still on the mat. It is a fun way to play with colour and create some unique, gorgeous designs with the cut files!
I hope this inspires you to use your cut files in a different way and also to create homemade cards whenever you can! I had so much fun creating this card!
Have a wonderful day!