Saturday, August 14, 2010

Anything goes with Christmas!!

As soon as I saw these adorable sunglasses from the July #2 Cottage Cutz Release, I knew I had to have them. If there is one thing my girls have always loved, it's dressing up. And nothing completes a good outfit like a pair of shades. I actually have several pictures picked out that are going to look great with this sunglasses shape but I picked these first. Since these pictures were taken around Christmas, I wanted to give the layout an overall Christmasy feel. However, the real reason behind the pictures was the fact that my DD put on my sunglasses and thought she looked so cool! So I used the sunglasses mini die to add an accent border long the bottom to help accentuate the sunglasses in the pictures which are the true focus.
I use lots of different cardstocks in my scrapbooking. For me, it is sometimes more about the perfect color match than the brand of cardstock. However, there are definitely differences among the brands. Some cardstock leaves a white edge after you cut out your shapes. Now depending upon the colors in your layout, and the placement of your diecut, that may not matter at all. On this particular layout, my background was off white, plus I wanted my sunglasses to pop a bit. Therefore, I took one of my Copic markers and edged the sunglasses shapes. By doing this, I was able to get rid of the white edge and give a crisper look to the diecuts. This is one of those techniques that when you look at the layout, you don't say, "Wow, that's some good edging on those sunglasses". But if I had not done it, they would not have looked as clean and crisp.

I hope you enjoyed this quick little tip to help you get the look you want with your diecuts! Have a great rest of the weekend and happy scrapping!!!


5 comments:

Court said...

Your daughter is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

JennyKozar said...

This is really cute - TFS!!

Scrapendipity said...

LOL, so sweet and adorable!! I love the Christmas sunglasses.

Lorie said...

Awwww! This is adorable! What a great layout, and a sweet little one! Just beautiful!!!!

Janice W. said...

What cute pictures of your daughter! I love how you made the sunglass border.