Hello Hip Kit friends, Anke here with a new mixed media layout inspiration for Hip Kit Club featuring the February 2023 Hip Kits. I used the Catherine Pooler Mini Dye Ink  Pads and the stencil from the February Color Kit to add mixed media accents to my layout and I also used the February 2023 Nested Hearts Metal Dies.



First I cut three strips from white cardstock. Then I took the ink pads and swiped over the paper strips to color them. Then I applied a layer of modeling paste using the stencil, which is also included in the February Color Kit.



I wanted a heart shaped photo for this layout, so I used the February Nested Hearts Metal Dies  to cut and frame my photo. Then I cut lots of hearts in different sizes from white cardstock. I love to have a lot of texture and dimension on my pages so I added some hand stitched elements to some of the hearts. Therefore I used threads that match the colors of the three ink pads.



Then I cut hearts from the Hip Kit Club Exclusive – Essential Solids Petal-, Lilac- and Blush papers which are included in the February Cardstock Kit.



I layered the hearts and added some machine stitching.



I pierced holes in each of the mixed media paper strips, set eyelets and added some twine. And as you can see I added small paper hearts before I set the eyelets, because I love cute little details. Then I glued the paper strips on my layout,  added my photo and arranged the paper hearts .



My title is a combination of the “Always & Forever – Puffy Alphabet Stickers”, a die cut from the “Always & Forever – Cardstock Ephemera” pack and a vellum die cut, all included in the February Main Kit. I backed the vellum die cut with white cardstock. Otherwise it wouldn’t be visible on the mixed media background.



I added a vellum butterfly and a vellum word die cut which I also backed with white cardstock. The butterfly is from the “Always & Forever – Butterfly & Mandala Vellum Die Cuts” pack, which you can find in the February Embellishment Kit. The word die cut is from the “Always & Forever – Vellum Die Cuts” pack which is included in the February Main Kit.



Then I chose some of the “Chipboard Floral Stickers” which are included in the February Embellishment Kit and added them to my page together with some fussy cut flowers. And I decorated each of the stitched hearts with one of the “Puffy Heart Stickers”, which you can also find in the February Embellishment Kit.



I cut off a word strip from the “Cut Apart Mini Word & Phrases” strips, which are included in the February Pocket Life Kit, backed it with white cardstock and glued it on the orange mixed media paper strip.



Finally I added another fussy cut flower and more Puffy Heart Stickers.


This is my finished layout. I hope you like it and feel inspired to add some mixed media accents to your next project.

You can find my process video on the Hip Kit Club YouTube channel.Here is the link:

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a great day.

Anke xx



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