Leaves Background Cut File | 6x8 Layout | Lindsey Lanning

Leaves Background Cut File | 6x8 Layout | Lindsey Lanning

Hello everyone, it’s Lindsey! I’m really enjoying the switch up to a 6x8 album which allows me to go back and document past photos in whatever order I want. When I saw the Amber Kit I knew that it would work perfect for documenting one of my favorite Fall photos of my boys from a few years ago! Check out the process video to see how this layout came together!

Leaves Background Cut File 1 | 6x8 Layout | Lindsey Lanning

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with mixed media techniques and using cut files in my scrapbooking lately and so I brought both of those into this layout. To start, I prepped a piece of white cardstock with some watercolor ground, that way it could hold up to all of the water and ink I added to the background.

One of my favorite techniques is ink smooshing, so I chose a few colors that coordinated with the papers from the Amber Kit and layered them onto the background.

Leaves Background Cut File 2 | 6x8 Layout | Lindsey Lanning

I don’t know about you, but I love paper piecing behind cut files as an added element to my projects! I used the Felicity Jane Leaf Background file (Design ID 100149) cut out of some textured white cardstock on my Silhouette Cameo. I added a little brown ink to the leaves to help them stand out a little better.

Leaves Background Cut File 3 | 6x8 Layout | Lindsey Lanning

I chose a variety of papers from the Amber Kit to layer behind the cut file and I love how it came out!

Leaves Background Cut File 4 | 6x8 Layout | Lindsey Lanning

While I had my Silhouette Cameo out, I also cut out a title using the “live in the moment” file (Design ID 100149) on some white cardstock. I layered three of them up so that they’d have lots of dimension and would act like a chipboard piece.

The black and white diagonal striped paper and some tissue paper layered behind my photo helped it to stand out from the background a little better.

Leaves Background Cut File 5 | 6x8 Layout | Lindsey Lanning

A few die cuts, chipboard piece, washi, and a rose gold paperclip helped to add some finishing details to this layout and tie everything together!

Leaves Background Cut File 6 | 6x8 Layout | Lindsey Lanning

Have you tried using cut files in your memory keeping projects? It takes a little bit of extra effort but I love the detail and interest that it adds!

It’s not too late to grab the Amber Kit and get to documenting your Fall memories!

Until next time!

<3 Lindsey

Products used: November Kit | Amber, Amber | Paper Pack, Amber | Die Cut Shapes, Amber | Washi Tape, Bold Numbers Stamp Set, Willow | Mini Wide Paper Clips, Brie | Chipboard Flair, Cut File | Live In The Moment

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