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Scrapbooking with Ink and Cut Files with Rasha Badawy

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Please welcome today’s guest artist, Rasha Badawy, here to share a technique combining cut files and inking on a scrapbook page. Supplies are linked with affiliate links that make this series of guest posts possible, so thank you for clicking through them when you’re inspired to shop! And don’t forget to go say hello to Rasha on Instagram for more of her beautiful crafting. -Shimelle

Hi, I’m Rasha and I am delighted to be here. For my layout, I started with a focus on Distress Oxide inks. I used five different coloured ink pads from Tim Holtz that matched my pictures: Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans.

Scrapbooking with Ink and Cut Files with Rasha Badawy @ shimelle.com

I started my project by cutting out a flower corner cut file by Paige Evans. I used the flower corner as a stencil and stamped different distress ink on white cardstock. Then I removed the inked cut file and placed it on the opposite corner of the paper. It gave the effect of positive and negative image. I stitched a frame outline using sky blue thread. I used my scissors to distress the edges of the white cardboard and mounted the cardstock on coral paper.

Scrapbooking with Ink and Cut Files with Rasha Badawy @ shimelle.com

I decided where I want to use my pictures and lightly outlined the position. I inked the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide on a piece of acetate, mixed it with water, and gently applied it to the background to add some blue behind the pictures.

Scrapbooking with Ink and Cut Files with Rasha Badawy @ shimelle.com

For the title, I used a cut file by ‘Cut to You’ with white paper. I inked the letters using Faded Jeans Distress Ink and when the letters dried I adhered them. The last step was the butterflies which are actually white and I decided to ink them as well to match the colour story throughout my layout. I used minimal embellishment to finish the layout, just a couple stickers to complement my photos.

I hope you enjoy this idea to get a little different treatment from your cut file collection, and I’d love to see your stencilled and inked projects!


Hi! I am Rasha Badawy. I am Egyptian. I moved to Dubai in 2006 and was lucky to call Dubai home for twelve years. Then I moved to the Netherlands and I have been living here for three years. As a child, I loved collecting pretty cards and stickers for no apparent reason. I did not know that one day it would develop into a hobby called scrapbooking! I was introduced to scrapbooking by a complete chance five years ago and I was immediately hooked. It became my escape place from a busy life as a wife, mother, and teacher. You can find more of my work on Instagram, Scrapbook Tales.
27 January 2022



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