Product Focus: Embellishment Kit| Jill

While I can always count on my monthly box from Hip Kit Club to contain lots of colors, patterns, and accents that are perfect for creating projects that are bright and energetic, with a modern feel, when a softer, more delicate approach is desired, the kits deliver in that respect as well. Take the March 2018 embellishment add-on kit, for instance, which I used, along with the main kit and some of this month’s die-cuts, to create this layout that features a photo of my grandmother from the early 1940s.

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Many of the embellishment kit components this month have a vintage feel. I layered pieces from the Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes Flourish ephemera to create a fitting backdrop for the photo of my grandmother. To provide a bit of texture and dimension, I backed a few of the pieces as well as the photo with foam tabs, adding stitching directly to the section with the photo before adding the tabs and placing it on the page.

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The kit didn’t just help me to tell a story — it was what prompted the story.  A quote on one of the Pinkfresh Studio dimensional layered accents (above) reminded me so much of my grandmother that I went in search of photos of her and reread the eulogy that I gave at her funeral, from which the journaling is partly derived.

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The journaling is printed on the backside of one of the ephemera cards. I painted it very lightly with highly diluted yellow paint to soften the intensity of the white.

The title letters are also from the embellishment kit. I changed their color to green, first lining them up on a piece of scratch paper, and then pressing an ink pad over them and dabbing away the excess with a paper towel.

This page is not just a testament to a wonderful woman, but also to the versatility of my favorite kits!

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