Hello again crafters!
Thanks for joining us again at Couture Creations.
Today I'm sharing a layout using the beautiful Hearts Ease Collection.
I just love the rich purples hues and script pattered papers, and thought it was perfect for
this wedding photo of mine. It's certainly doesn't seem like it was nearly 16 years ago!
So let's get making!
I love buying paper in paper pads, but then I sometimes get a bit overwhelmed
by the prettiness of the papers, and I want to use them all!
This layout let me use 10 different patterns, so I can finally use lots of gorgeous papers at once!
But it would also be perfect to use up those off cuts of paper we love so much and simply
can't bare to throw out. (Please tell me i'm not the only one!)
To start with I've chosen 8 of my favourite papers in the Hearts Ease Collection.
And because they are double sided I'll also be using the back and front of a few.
Are they just beautiful? And coordinate so well together.
My favourite two at the moment are Small Pansies & Pansy Tune.
I've cut strips of the patterned paper in varying sizes (no right or wrong people!)
and distressed one edge with my non stick scissors.
Grab a piece of cardstock (it won't matter what colour/type as it will be completely hidden) and cut down to 11" 1/2 x 11"1/2. Start to stick down your strips, layering them over the piece before, so that the distressed edge is showing. I've used the 18mm double sided tape to stick down my pieces.
When you are happy with the overall design, flip over your cardstock and
trim off any excess patterned paper.
I've used a piece of Core'dinations cardstock in Purple Majesty as my back mat and distressed around all edges. I love the way the deep purple compliments the patterned paper, and the lighter distressed edges add more detail.
I splattered dark purple spritz over page and adhered 2 pieces of book paper over the strips.
To add some dimension and depth to my photo, I first matted it on a few layers of tissue paper, then on another 3 layers of Hearts Ease Patterned paper. Another layer of tissue paper and the stack has been mounted on 12mm foam tape, and placed it on top of the book paper.
On the lower right corner of the photo I've placed the 'Love' sticker from the new Hearts Ease Sticker Sheet Combo, and a chipboard arrow sticker from the new Hearts Ease Chipboard Shapes.
I've added some 2mm gemstones to the arrow and in the corners.
and added them in opposite corners of the photo, adhering with glue spots.
Don't forget to use your Quick Release Die Paper when due cutting so your cuts just fall out of the die.
And we're done!
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Couture Creations Products Used
CO724171 Hearts Ease Collection 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper, Through the Hourglass
CO724180 Hearts Ease Collection 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper, Pansy Tune
CO724181 Hearts Ease Collection 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper, Small Pansies
CO724173 Hearts Ease Collection 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper, Golden Frame
CO724192 Hearts Ease Collection 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper, Pansy Dreaming
CO724176 Hearts Ease Collection 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper, Orchard Delight
CO724183 Hearts Ease Collection 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper, Pansy Grid
CO724182 Hearts Ease Collection 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper, Pansy Background
CO724189 Hearts Ease Collection 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper, Pansies in a Line
CO724396 Hearts Ease Collection, 12" x 12" Sticker Combo Sheet
CO724397 Hearts Ease Chipboard Shapes
Have a crafty day!