Mixing the Old and the New with Jennifer McMurtrey

Hello friends! It’s Jen today with a fun technique to add a bit of bling to your projects. This year I have made it a goal of mine to use the older products I have in my stash, and today’s layout does just

Supplies | March 2022 KitMarch Cut Files, Heart and Star Chipboard Stickers – Cool, Play All Day Chipboard Stickers, Love You Paper Stack, Good Times Seals Stamp, Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Good Times Seals Metal Die, Medium Jane Alphabet Metal Die

I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I love using cut files on my projects because of the ability to alter them to meet my needs. For today’s project, I worked with the files in two ways to achieve this fun, foiled effect.

To create the foiled title and embellishments, I first printed the files on my laser printer so I would be able to use reactive foil with them. To do this, I simply resized the shapes to my liking in Silhouette Studio software and printed them with the registration marks showing. Doing so allowed me to then go back and cut them on the Silhouette Cameo.

After the files were printed and cut, I used Minc foil from my stash and applied it with my laminator. This entire process is a bit of a learning curve, but YouTube is a great resource whenever you become

As I began putting the layout together, I decided I wanted to add more foil to the project. To do this, I used a wide paint brush with reactive spray and painted stripes on the middle of the white
cardstock. Once this was dry, I fed it through the laminator using the gradient silver and teal foil as before. It isn’t glaringly obvious when you look at the layout, but I really like how it turned out.

Next, I began assembling the layout starting with the two photos of Mildred. Prior to adhering them to the background, I matted each with the same vellum that backs the title. The effect is subtle but also
tones down the glare of the foil.

The Good Times Seals Stamp and coordinating Good Times Seals Metal Die were great for adding more embellishments to my project. I used these with patterned paper from the Love You Paper Stack.

Last, I used the Medium Jane Alphabet Stamp with this month’s new Medium Jane Alphabet Metal Die and Play All Day Chipboard Stickers to complete the title. This layout is so fun and fits the
photos of Mildred perfectly!

Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you’ve been inspired to dig into your stash and use some of those older products with the new. Don’t forget to post your projects to social media using the hashtag #EllesStudio or share in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group so we are sure to see what you create!

Find our new March digitals now in the shop, ready for you to use over and over again!