Laugh & Love | Missy Whidden

Merry Christmas Eve, friends!  Missy here.  Today I’m sharing a fun and bright layout using the 2015 December Hip Kits and one of the free cut files.  I enlarged the heart from Nicole’s set and backed with it with various patterned papers, 6×6 papers from the Shine collection and some of the 3×4 Journal Cards.  I used the beautiful Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz from the Color Kit on the background and to color the Heidi Swapp tag behind my photos.  I did add some white gesso to the background before adding the paint.  I also took some time to do some hand stitching.  I stitched around the edge of the heart and after I adhered it, I stitched again around it on the background.
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I love the look of hand stitching.  It adds so much texture and gives the page that “hand made” look.  The Shimmerz works so nicely on the Heidi Swapp mistable tags.  I added in a few die cuts here and some tangled thread.
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I added in some black elements, like this black and white striped paper and some black machine stitching.  Backing this heart die cut with papers was really easy to do…it’s just a matter of picking and choosing which papers you want.
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I used the Magenta Shimmez on this Heidi Swapp “laugh” die cut…it’s so shimmery!  I paired it with the gold glitter “love” Thicker.
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Here’s one more close up of the lower cluster.  I used the cute yellow ampersand flair button with the pink flower die cut, a chipboard piece and a gold heart glitter Thicker.
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Here’s my process video for you…I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful Christmas!
Missy Whidden

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