Hi everyone, this is Niki and I have a new layout to share today using the January 2021 kits which can be found on the website here.
My assignment today was to be inspired by our February moodboard and to have a Valentines Day theme and to use the fringed border strips that came in the Embellishment Kit.
I started off by putting extra cuts in the fringed strips – I like a narrow fringe, so snipped between every one using my scissors. I didn’t do this for one of the strips, but instead stitched on my sewing machine through each fringed piece instead – simply to give a different look. I then stuck my fringed strips onto a piece of white card, overlapping them to form one large piece. I used metal dies in heart shapes, to cut lots of hearts out of the fringed paper. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out.
I cut a strip off of some white cardstock and made it back up to 12×12 with some pretty patterned paper. I then arranged my hearts onto the layout.
I cut a few flowers using one of the new January cut files (if they aren’t on the website yet they will be really soon) and used these as layers under my hearts. I cut two photos into heart shapes and mounted them onto pink cardstock hearts.
To make my title I was inspired by the word ‘love’ on the February moodboard but knew I wouldn’t be able to recreate this myself very well. So I opened the moodboard in my silhouette software, enlarged it to the right size and traced it. I then filled it in black and printed it out ie making myself a template. I then positioned the template onto my layout and pierced through it using a paper piercing tool and mat. I then chain stitched the title using pale pink embroidery floss. I’m so happy with how the title turned out!
I added a few fussy cut rainbows to my hearts, along with some chipboard embellishments and words. I finished off with a few splatters of Precious Posey Inklingz paint from the January Color Kit.
Thank you so much for joining me today. There is also a process video for this layout that can be viewed below.