Hello friends, Stacie here and I am on the Paper Issues blog today with the challenge The Ties That Bind. When I thought of the challenge, the zipper cut file seemed to fit the connection of binding together! Check it out:
The zipper Zip It cut file is free from the store and the pretty plaid paper is new Pretty Little Studio Christmas Cheer paper called Licorice. The cut file snowflakes I cut from several winter or snow-themed cut files free in the Paper Issues shop! I wanted to create the feeling that we could zip out the snow for a bit longer as this was a photo from Thanksgiving last year.
Next up, Ranger Distress Oxides for a light color wash on each snowflake to have a bit more dimension on the page. I popped up the top layer of the zipper pull with some foam dots to create dimension. I also placed foam squares under the plaid paper to scatter the snowflakes under the edges.
It was easy to cut away the center piece of the plaid paper to create a bit of space for the zipper and allowed for the Pink Paislee greenish-teal paper to peek through. I also tucked the zipper into the rolled up distressed edges of the plaid PLS paper.