Heart You Layout for iNSD at SCT

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Here is the layout I made for iNSD at SCT - International Scrapbook Day at Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!
Check out the process video to see how this entire layout came together:

I started by creating my own patterned paper. To do this I painted stripes of Vicki Boutin acrylic paint onto smooth white cardstock, scraped white paint into the mix, then splashed white and iridescent spray mists on top. Once the paint dried I die cut lots and lots of different sized and shaped hearts from the painted cardstock. I also die cut the same hearts from a painterly patterned paper (Paper 10 from my first collection with Pink Paislee called Fancy Free). The paint colors were bright and vibrant (just how I like them!) but I felt like they needed to be toned down just a tad and the patterned paper hearts do the trick.
Next I layered all of the hearts together, starting with the biggest and adding continuously smaller hearts on top. I ended up with 16 hearts and had a few leftover tiny hearts that I can use on a different project. I machined stitched a couple times through each heart to keep them together and then bent up all of the layers for lots of fun dimension. 
I chose an aqua textured cardstock background and did some mixed media on the background. First I painted a white acrylic "+" and then added stripes with a stencil and modeling paste to the upper left and bottom right quadrants. Once that dried I painted over it with gesso and used the packaging technique to apply blue and aqua watercolors. I splashed more white spray mist and spritzed iridescent mist on top. Then I machine stitched through the painted "+", using a mix of straight and zigzag stitches.
With the background complete, I quickly finished the layout - I placed the layered hearts over the painted area, machine stitched down each one to attach them in place permanently, and placed tiny heart Stickers in the open spots. I created the title "heart you" using a mix of Thickers and machine stitched them in place. I glued my photo onto a colorful journaling card cut from Pick-Me-Up Paper 01, tucked it into the lower right section, then placed a "definitely" sticker on the bottom edge of the photo. I journaled underneath the photo with a pencil and stamped the date below. The last step was adding more roller stamping below the journaling and by the title.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you found something inspiring on this layout that you'd like to try!

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: American Crafts; Paint: Vicki BoutinThickersStickers, journaling card (Paper 01), roller stamp: Pink Paislee; Stencil, spray mists, date stamp: Altenew; Modeling pastegesso: Liquitex; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Sewing machine: Brother; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Hearts cut file: Paige Evans 


  1. This is soooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that adorable photo and love love love love those layered hearts!!!!!!!

  2. Can the heart cut files be found in your Etsy store or somewhere else

  3. Where can we find the heart files found in #83

  4. Hearts + Bright colors + mixed media= complete and utter awesomeness!! LOVE times a billion! :)


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