Fussy Cutting Scalloped Borders | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here, and I’ve got a new layout to share using the beautiful 2017 June Hip Kits!  Aren’t they just gorgeous?!  I seriously can’t get enough of the colors.  For this page, I was inspired by this scalloped border paper from the Oh My Heart collection.  It’s Paper 17, and I decided to fussy cut out several of the border strips.  I used the beautiful pink gradient paper as my background, which is also from Oh My Heart.  Both papers are in the Main Kit and Paper Kit.  After I glued down all the strips, I smudged some white gesso down.  I used some aqua and blue Shimmerz first and then painted on some of the Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paints from the Color Kit.  I didn’t want to go too heavy with the paint and take away from the beautiful background.  I did just enough so you can see a haze of aqua peeking around everything.

I machine stitched through each scalloped border and then ruffled up the edges.  This instantly created some really nice dimension.  I used a Project Life card, some tissue paper and some adhesive foam behind my photo as well as a few of the phrase stickers from the Crate Paper Oasis Sticker Sheet from the Embellishment Kit.

I couldn’t stop myself with the layering on this page!  I tucked in a large light blue Vicki Boutin flower die cut, a few tags, a Pinkfresh Studio leaf stem, an exclusive wood veneer button, and some orange thread.

For this area of the layout, I tucked in that gorgeous floral Dear Lizzy sticker, a few Bella Blvd stickers and another wood veneer button.  I added some foam and thread underneath the pink circle sticker.  Creating depth is really fast and easy with foam.

Here’s a shot of the top area.  I created a little cluster of die cuts with some foam and thread under it.  I just had to use that cute little bird!

I used the exclusive alpha puffy stickers here, but I painted them to match my page.  These were actually the package of alphas that Kimberly received that were printed in the wrong color, so they were a brownish yellow color and didn’t match anything.  I painted them with some white Shimmerz AcriTonez and then used the Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paints again to make them aqua.  I think they turned out great!

I hope this inspires you to do some fussy cutting and see what you can come up with.  I only used two patterned papers here, so it really doesn’t take much when there are a lot of fussy cutting opportunities 🙂  I do have a video, so check it out if you’d like to watch me put this page together 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great week!

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