Hi everyone! Nicole here with my very first Clique Kits post. Ah, what a fabulous kit we have here this month. I love the rich colors in the Masquerade Ball kit featuring lots of Basic Grey goodies. When I first saw the kit, I immediately thought of those fun fall photos that I took last year.This month, I chose to play in the “Locker Room”. I spent more hours than I can count in the Locker Room trying to determine what fun technique I could experiment with so when I looked over in the corner of the locker room and spotted a pile of die cuts and stickers scattered on the floor, I though, oh no. Who let that kid in here?I picked those babies up and put them on my desk and started scrapping. Really, it’s no surprise that I would reach for the die cuts because they are one my favorite embellishments aside from flairs stickers. Did I mention that I LOVE die cuts? I use them on the majority of my layouts because they are great for filling in empty spaces. Sometimes, I’ll look at a layout and think it’s missing something and I’ll pull out my pop dots and die cuts and go to town.
Before I began, I knew that I wanted to scrap a few different photos so the first thing I did was cut two patterned papers into 8 1/2″x11″ and 7 1/2″x10″ rectangles. Then I matted the smaller rectangle to the larger rectangle. After this, I cut the “life is good” die cut card from the patterned paper.
Then, I had a hard time deciding on a layout design that would fit all three photos without feeling too cluttered. So I simply moved the photos around the page to get some ideas. Once I was pleased with the arrangement, I adhered the photos to the paper.
Using transparencies can be tricky, but they don’t have to be. I simply staple my transparency die cuts right onto the layout.