I started out with papers from the Pinkfresh Studio Up in the Clouds collection. I cut the file on a colorful patterned paper. I used the dotted paper as my base, and I covered a big section of it in white gesso. I used a lot of gelatos and some spray inks to create the watercolor look behind the cut file. I brought in a lot of American Crafts Rise & Shine embellishments as well as some washi tapes from my stash and a few flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons.
I love how the gelatos look behind the cut file. I didn't want it to be just white behind it...I think the different colors make it stand out a bit more. I added some of the AC washi tapes and some different color stitching.
I couldn't resist using this flair button...it's perfect for a layout about books or reading! I layered in some black and yellow thread to throw in a few more pops of color on that side of the layout.
Here's another look at the top of the cut file and more of the AC washi tape. I also used a black pen to trace around all of the letters. I think this makes them look a little more crisp.
I originally made the title all black Thickers but changed my mind. I decided to break it up by bringing in some hot pink and yellow Thickers. I also added in another flair button.
Here's a look at how this layout came together if you'd like to check it out. Hope you enjoy!
I hope this gives you some ideas on how to incorporate this cut file into a background for your layout. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!