I fell in love with the embellishments in the Fourteen Collection; the chipboard and paper cut-outs were calling my name. And of course, I wanted to use them all at once!! So, I decided to find a way to bring them center stage and make them the central focus of my layout.
In highlighting the chipboard and cut-outs, I created small cards with circular windows - each housing it's own unique embellishment assortment. I arranged them in a grid-like format beneath three black and white photos of those near and dear to me.
Here's how to re-create the look...
Begin by cutting large strips of white cardstock that are equal in width and length. Using a two inch circle punch, punch a a window in each one as shown below.
Select papers from Fourteen's 6" x 6" patterned paper to adorn the edge of your window-punched cards. Place the first sheet on the end of the card and mark, cut and adhere into position.To ensure that it's squared, use a gridded mat as a cutting guide.
Cut an additional strip of patterned paper in a contrasting color and size and adhere it alongside the first . Trim off any excess.
Round off the right top and bottom corners with a medium sized corner punch.
Add foam core pop dots to the back of the card. Choose a patterned paper to sit beneath the card. Then dig into your favorite embellishments and layer - make sure to vary shapes and colors.
I chose to add a bit of sprayed ink for an extra burst of color. Here are a few close-ups of the cards on my layout:
Well, I do hope you'll dig into this amazing collection and take delight in it's sweet, bright colored embellishments!
And now for the very exciting news that you've been patiently waiting for - last week's DIY Shop & Party Day Collection Kit WINNERS! As promised, there are two DIY Shop collection kits up for grabs. Congratulations to the following two people: