Saturday Scraplift: Cut It Out!

Peek-a-boo – I see you! Cut outs and peek-a-boo elements on pages scream fun, don’t they? They add interest and make the viewer come back for a second look, and don’t we all love getting a second look? Those cut outs are what drew me to Rachael’s lovely page for the last color challenge – okay, maybe the color purple also drew me in, but that’s another story. My fellow Creative Team members Sylvia and Erin joined me in taking inspiration from Rachael’s page. I think you’ll be inspired, too.

Rachael’s page:

Sylvia (smcloone) was inspired by Rachel’s cut out hearts and used them as a backdrop for her pretty photos of flower buds. I really like the interest she added by using a polka dot paper to back her cut outs, and the rosy pink and green color combination is a winning one. I also admire the way her butterfly accent, the dark pink cord, and her title draw the eye through her design.

Credits: Vintage Coastal Solids Paper Pack; Vintage Artistry Sage Paper Pack; Vintage Artistry Sage Ephemera; Layering Sentiments No. 02; Layer Works No. 1228

Erin (Ernie88) elected to go with a star shape for her cut outs to support the sports theme of a page featuring her little athlete. She drew her color scheme from his uniform, always a winner, and notice that her white background paper adds texture and reinforces her theme with the embossed stars. She also created a great visual triangle with her clusters of elements.

Credits: Batter Up Brushes and Stamps; Blendable Layers No. 112; Bright Spot Brushes and Stamps; Clipped Stacks No. 11; Flair Mini Sports; Messy Stitched Borders: White No. 02; Monthly Memories Element Pack No. 07; Textured Whites Paper Pack No. 01

For my page, I had fun with the cut out technique on several elements: a full page border, a smaller interior frame, and the title. In addition, I used one of Katie’s fun chunky cuts to reinforce the idea of cut outs and to support my flower theme. Can you tell I really like this technique?

Credits: Maybe Not Solids Paper Pack; Kerava Solids Paper Pack; Messy Stitched Borders: Green No. 01; Border Templates No. 02; Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 04; Winter ReMix Paper Pack No. 03; Canvas Color Mix Paper Pack No. 19; Vintage Press: Chelsea Paper Pack; Scarlett Paper Pack; December Essentials No. 02: The Papers; Malene Paper Pack; Dashing Home Paper Pack; Hey Missy Add-on Paper Pack; Frosted Fun Add-on Paper Pack; Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts Flowers No. 01; Antibes Element Pack; Artsy Botanical Cerrel Value Pack; Floridian Element Pack; Hot Floral Mini Kit; Lifted Leaves No. 01; Lifted Leaves No. 02; Made with Paper Flowers No. 01; Made with Paper Flowers No. 03; Cutting Files: Merging Statement No. 02; Spring Bouquet Scrapbooking Mini Kit; Stacked Vintage Frame Layers No. 01; Metal Clip Assortment No. 03; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02

Get out your digital scissors and have fun being inspired by Rachael’s terrific page. I can’t wait to see the directions it takes you. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the May Challenges Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!

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