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

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

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!



15. Apr 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!

Jennifer Harkema
14. Apr 11, 2016

How awesome are these cards?! Love! X

13. Apr 11, 2016

Awesome cards!

12. Apr 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

Margaret Shank
11. Apr 10, 2016

Ohmygoodness! I love these cards!

Patti Wnek
10. Apr 09, 2016

Such pretty cards whoever the recipients are will be delighted.

9. Apr 08, 2016

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

Karen Lai
8. Apr 08, 2016

What fun creation, thanks for the inspiration!

kirsty vittetoe
7. Apr 08, 2016

Oh wow that’s lovely

6. Apr 08, 2016

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

Carla Hundley
5. Apr 08, 2016

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

Julie B
4. Apr 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.

Mary Holshouser
3. Apr 08, 2016

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

Jennifer Reynard
2. Apr 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)

Lydia Cost
1. Apr 08, 2016

WOW!!! Beautiful cards:)

yvette weber

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