Citrus Twist Kits NSD 2019 Blog Hop | Dream Big Dreams
Hello Lovelies and welcome to this stop along the Citrus Twist Blog Hop for (Inter)National Scrapbook Day! You have arrived here from Alena’s blog, and be sure to scroll to the bottom to follow along to the next stop! I hope you are able to get creative today and I know you will find tons of inspiration along this blog hop. There are some fun challenges today so be sure to check out the Citrus Twist blog and Facebook group, and don’t forget to comment below to be entered into today’s drawings!
My layout today began with the Citrus Twist cut file that is included in the Subscriber Workshop on the site each month. I was completely smitten with the butterflies and made them a main focus of this page. First I cut them out with just plain white card stock (Close To My Heart) and laid the negative cut over another card stock for spritzing. I have used Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Mint to spray the color.
Once I sprayed the color and lifted the card stock, I realized that a lovely halo of color had formed around the elements of the cut file, so I adhered my cut file over that to allow that color to show behind. I also added bits of stitching using my sewing machine just to add more texture.
I was challenged to use embellishment clusters on my page, so I have created three clusters using elements from the Excursions Life Crafted Kit. At the bottom of my page I used a label from the cut apart sheet, plus word art and a few florals from the Excursions kit. I also stamped a word sentiment from this month’s stamp set directly to the background page. Also notice one of my favorite elements on the page: the stamping around the globe!
A second embellishment cluster is located around my photo. This is a photo from last year of our four children hanging out in downtown Kernersville, NC (our hometown). I added layers of patterned paper around the photo and have tucked my embellishments in between those pages. Some of them are popped up with pop dots as well, for more dimension.
The third embellishment cluster is at the top of the layout and forms the complete triangle for good design. It is very simple, with just a tab and a few florals from the ephemera pack.
Now it is time to visit Marsha (click to be directed to her blog post!), and continue hopping along until you end up on the Citrus Twist Kits Instagram page. When you get to Instagram after visiting all of our Creative Team contributions, just do the following:
* Like us – @citrustwistkits
* Tag us in a message to let us know you completed the blog hop on our NSD post
* Tag a friend in your message
We’ll be doing random drawings throughout NSD 2019 and will message and tag you if you win. We’ll be giving away everything from some of our new Life Crafted albums to embellishments to stamps and more. There is no purchase necessary to win.
May 4, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Love your clusters…and your blog banner is adorable?
May 4, 2019 @ 7:55 am
Aww thank you! Are you an elephant lover too? Thanks so much for stopping by!
May 4, 2019 @ 12:11 am
This is gorgeous! Love the way you stamped around the globe. I must try that!
May 4, 2019 @ 7:54 am
Thank you! Let me know if you try it, I’d love to see!
May 4, 2019 @ 2:12 am
Loved the mixed media behind the cut file. I need to try it my self 😀
May 4, 2019 @ 7:54 am
Oooh Monica I would love to see what you do with it! Thank you for stopping by!
Jamie De Luna
May 4, 2019 @ 7:49 am
Love the use of the diecut! Such a great page!
May 4, 2019 @ 7:53 am
Thank you! Happy NSD!
May 4, 2019 @ 8:12 am
It´s gorgeous! i really love it!
May 4, 2019 @ 8:55 am
Love the mint spray!
May 4, 2019 @ 9:10 am
love the green mist behind the cut file, such a cool idea.
May 4, 2019 @ 11:58 am
Ooohhhh… love your ink work!
May 4, 2019 @ 12:07 pm
May 4, 2019 @ 7:56 pm
This is such a great idea! I can’t wait to try this with a cut file.
May 5, 2019 @ 10:32 am
Ooh I am so happy you are inspired! I hope you will try it and let me know how it goes, I’d love to see! Thank you for stopping by! xoxo
May 4, 2019 @ 9:05 pm
Just stunning!! Love how you used a cut file for your background.
May 5, 2019 @ 10:33 am
Thank you so much! xoxo
May 4, 2019 @ 11:08 pm
Theresa, as always, your designs are lovely!!! Clever use of the misting to form the halo around the cut file!
May 5, 2019 @ 10:33 am
Iris, thank you so much! You are so kind! xoxo
May 5, 2019 @ 3:06 pm
Simply lovely Theresa.
May 6, 2019 @ 2:41 pm
Thanks so much Robin! xoxo