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!