National Braai Day Scrapbooking Layout

Celebrations are always big in South Africa – as the saying goes go BIG or go home. So in celebration of National Braai Day or Heritage Day I made this layout using some fun Cricut elements.

National Braai Day Layout

I love how the new Cricut Expressions 2 machine enables you to cut a variety of elements at once and in different sizes – it really is quick and convenient. I used the 3 Birds on Parade Cartridge for its fun bird themed elements – and it was the only one with a Braai (BBQ) theme on that I have in my stash currently. I wanted to create a bright and fun layout – something that will show the true colours of the South African nation – our rainbow nation.

National Braai Day - Flags

Staying true to my scrapping style is always important to me, so even while I have added fun Cricut die-cut elements pieced together I added my signature ink splashes and artistic elements to this page tying things together beautifully. The striking PB&J range from BasicGrey helped me select the perfect bright coloured cardstock pieces to die-cut the different elements out of. I drew inspiration straight from the gorgeous patterned paper and used the red from my photos as accent colour repeated in the title and other embellishments.

National Braai Day - Cricut Layering

Adding texture to my title

Adding my die cut title to a white background would have been very ordinary. So instead I used the Polka Dots embossing folder and my Cuttlebug machine to emboss dots onto the title for some texture. Behind my title I used the amazing new Artiste Dual Tip Brush Markers to add a watercolour splash to the background cardstock. Although hardly visible it makes for a stunning effect on plain cardstock.

National Braai Day - Watercolour Background

I hope you have a wonderful public holiday if you are in SA – and if not, there’s no reason why you can’t join in the fun of creating a beautiful work of art using your Cricut machine and some BBQ inspired photographs. We would love to see what you do with your Cricut images on your layouts.


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