Pinkfresh Studio + Just Nick Blog Hop, Bright and Graphic Cards by Carson

Posted on 08 April 2016

Hello and welcome back to all the blog hopping fun!  It's Carson here today to show you how I used some stunning graphic cut file backgrounds from Just Nick to make these fun and unexpected cards.  

Pinkfresh Studio + Just Nick Blog Hop bright and graphic cards by Carson Riutta

 While browsing the Just Nick shop, I found myself lingering on the 12x12 graphic backgrounds, especially the two I used here, Positive 3 and Funky Rectangles.  I knew I wanted to make cards for this challenge and I thought these two backgrounds in particular would be perfect to shrink down and use to add texture and fun to a couple of cute cards.  I then knew that I would need some sentiments and the Enjoy The Moment and Good Vibes sets fit the bill perfectly. 

Pinkfresh Studio and Just Nick Blog Hop, Bright and Graphic cards by Carson Riutta, Shine with positivity!

For this first card, I shrunk the 12x12 background file to fit in a 4.25x5.5 inch rectangle and deleted the excess.  I then put a cut line around the rectangle so my silhouette would cut out my whole card front, saving me some time.  Once, the base was cut I backed each plus sign with a piece of colorful paper from the Life Noted Collection.  I love how well all the colors go together and how fun and festive they look.  Using black paper, I then cut out the sentiments and glued them around that gorgeous epoxy ampersand.  At this point the card was almost done, it just needed a little texture, the twine, and some more interest, the stamped stars. 

Pinkfresh Studio and Just Nick Blog Hop, Bright and Graphic Cards by Carson Riutta, Bloom!

For my second card I pulled some fun papers from the Felicity Collection and prepared the Funky Rectangle cut file the same way as before.  Shrinking it to fit the card front and deleting the excess image.  Once the card front was cut I backed it with a piece of bright pink patterned paper and decided on the Bloom sentiment from the Good Vibes cut file set.  I wanted the cards to coordinate so I stuck with the black paper for the sentiment and then added some matching twine.  A few more embellishments from Felicity finished it off perfectly.  

I hope you'll try modifying some large background cut files the next time you make some cards.  With just a little time on the computer and some help from your Silhouette, you can produce some very unique and surprising cards!

Just Nick Studio is giving away 25.00 GC to one lucky Pinkfresh Studio fan which we will announce on Monday, 11th April on our blog. Please comment below to enter.

Pinkfresh Studio is also giving away a goody bag worth $50.00 to one lucky winner too. For more details and to enter this giveaway you can check out today's blog post on just Nick Studio blog.

Check back tomorrow to see what the talented Eri Wunderlich has created for you all!


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  • Jennifer Harkema: April 12, 2016

    OMG, what a great idea! I love to make cards! I’ve never thought to use my cut files like this for them. Great job!

  • Zsoka: April 11, 2016

    How awesome are these cards?! Love! X

  • Lisam: April 11, 2016

    Awesome cards!

  • Margaret Shank: April 10, 2016

    I have a special fondness for grids (did a mail call for entries a couple of years ago, in fact, and had a little exhibition) so I love these layouts! Never thought of shrinking the cutouts and I’m also loving the ability of putting different colours behind the cutouts. So inspiring; of all the layouts I’m most inspired by this one. So thank you for a wonderful layout! This blog hop has been fun—I’m ready to try some new ideas! Margaret

  • Patti Wnek : April 10, 2016

    Ohmygoodness! I love these cards!

  • Christina : April 09, 2016

    Such pretty cards whoever the recipients are will be delighted.

  • Karen Lai: April 08, 2016

    Beautiful cards! Loved the bright colors! I love that you stamped sentiment in the rectangles!

  • kirsty vittetoe: April 08, 2016

    What fun creation, thanks for the inspiration!

  • Amy: April 08, 2016

    Oh wow that’s lovely

  • Carla Hundley: April 08, 2016

    What a great idea!
    Great looking cards
    and I’ll be trying this.
    Carla from Utah

  • Julie B: April 08, 2016

    What fabulous cards! Love all the energy and color in them…….I have a fondness for the crosses.

  • Mary Holshouser: April 08, 2016

    I love the page with the crosses.
    It is so colorful and pretty.
    The second is unique.
    Love the sentiments inbetween the sections.
    thanks for having the hop.

  • Jennifer Reynard: April 08, 2016

    More happiness and brightness using the papers and embellishments from your new collection!
    Love the cut files that are sooo original!

  • Lydia Cost: April 08, 2016

    I am inspired daily, and a tad addicted since I’m commenting at work. [shame on me ;)] The use of these amazing cut files makes me want to use them in every layout. Too bad my handsome baby boy takes up all my time ;) (Which I don’t mind)

  • yvette weber: April 08, 2016

    WOW!!! Beautiful cards:)

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