Hi there friends old and new! Welcome to the February 2016 Just Nick and Clique Kits blog hop! You should have arrived here by way of Melissa's blog. If you didn't and are inclined to participate (prizes!), then I recommend you begin at the Clique Kits blog and work you way back here before sauntering on your merry way.
Today I am sharing with you a layout that I created using the February kit from Clique Kits along with the exclusive cut files created to accompany it which were created by Nicole of Just Nick.
The pieces cut from the navy blue patterned paper in the kit are all Just Nick exclusive files for Clique kits. That broken heart, the heart pennant and banner and the word "shine" that makes up part of the title of my page. They match the themes present in the kit perfectly.
To create the title I cut out the word "shine" as it came in the files. I then used the outline function in Design Studio for my Silhouette to create the background yellow layer. It's the little details like that which allow you to personalize the files and give them a touch of your own.
The cut file heart pennant works perfectly with the sticker pennants that came in the kit! You wouldn't know it wasn't part of the sticker if I hadn't told you and weren't intimately familiar with the collection.
I backed this cut file with some vellum in order to make it stand out from the background patterned paper just a tad. It was easy to get the perfect cut by removing the "innards", or broken bits, of the heart and just cutting the outline of the heart. I reduced the size a smidge so that the outer edges weren't visible.
If you haven't worked with Clique Kits before, as I hadn't, they are great kits to work with. Like most kits these days, the exclusive elements and cut files are really great if you have an electronic die cut machine.
There is a prize to be won! Clique Kits is giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Clique Kits store to one lucky winner. All you have to do to be eligible is leave comments along the way as you hop.
From here you are heading onto Leigh Ann's blog and all the goodness she has to share using the February Clique Kit!