Tuesday, February 14, 2017

XOXOX | Create Your Own Embellishments - Fancy Pants Designs "Sweet Nothings"

Love is in the air!  Happy Valentine's day everyone.

Hubby and I recently have been going on a few fun date nights, and I thought I'd test out my new HP Sprocket pocket printer to create this heartfelt layout with the gorgeous Fancy Pants Designs "Sweet Nothings" collection.  <3 <3 <3




I had so much fun with this layout!  What better way to start a date night layout than with a hearts cut file?  I used the free hearts bonus cut file from Scrapbook & Cards Today February 2016 and merged two sets together to create the look I wanted, and then I cut my background from black textured cardstock using my Cameo.  The cool thing is I now have the negative cut to use on a second layout in the future!

I then used my Cameo to do an internal offset of the hearts, cut hearts out slightly smaller than the outlines with different patterned papers, and then adhered it all down.  And I love the textured look of stitching with cut files!



And my photo turned out just how I wanted it to!  The only thing I changed was muting the colors to near black and white so the blues in our clothes didn't clash with all the pretty reds and pinks in the papers.  I layered several different papers to create the photo mat.  I created scallops on the main pink piece and distressed the edges of another piece, then added more stitching.  I also added a little half-circle tab and a puffy sticker.



The puffy stickers in this collection are so fun!  I had to use them for my title on the bottom right corner, among other strategic spots.



When I was done, I felt it still needed a little something, so I stitched around the edges to give it a frame.

I also created a few of my own embellishment spots to help fill in some of the extra white space I had leftover.  Here's one in the top right corner I created with a puffy heart outline sticker, some paper, a piece of ephemera that I stitched, and another heart:



And here's one on the left that also has a quick journal spot.  I used two pieces of ephemera, a scalloped circle punch, stitching, a puffy sticker, and ribbon.



Finally, I created the one on the top left by cutting the bottom of a tag and layering a sticker on it.  Try to layer different sized pieces and different textures together and you'll always have a fun area of interest for your embellishment spots.

So glad you could stop by today.  Enjoy your day, and I hope you get a bit of chocolate as well!!  It's the perfect day for it.  See you soon!

Majken




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