Nathalie here with you today. I love Christmas; it is my favorite time of the year as we get together to celebrate family. I especially like capturing and documenting those small moments when all you can see is love, I call them "December Magic".
I wanted to capture the Christmas feeling of the memory, so I played around with the newly released Stained Glass cut file to create the background for this piece. I just highlighted one of the circles on the cut file. After tracing it I released the path, and deleted the outer circle (as it had small lines from the other circles to which it was attached). I created a new circle around the image using the Circle Drawing tool on the Silhouette software. The new figure was copy and resized until I was satisfied with the background created.
I simply used a combination of vellum, and papers from Pretty Little Studio's Holly Jolly collection to back the cut-out. All the embelishments around the picture of my kids (a few years back) comes from the same collection. Here are a few close ups of the project:
|I used an exacto knife to cut the little stars inide each of the figures.|
I used foam adhesive to attach the papers to the cut our. This adds a lot of dimension to the background
|The picture is framed with pieces from the Holy Jolly collection|
I hope this inspires you to visit the Cut Shoppe, to pick this and the many beautiful cut files available, Don't forget that there is still a few days left to use the code MERRY31 to obtain 31% of your purchase.
Remember to use the tag #thecutshoppe when sharing your creations on social media, we are always excited to see how you use the Cut Shoppe products.
Happy Holidays, and a blessed New Year!