Best Ever Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, February 12, 2021

 Hey there friends! Missy Whidden here with a fun layout with pretty pink hearts featuring Paige’s Go the Scenic Route & Bloom Street collections and her Dangling Hearts cut file. I wanted to get in the Valentine’s Day zone, so I wanted to use a lot of pink. I first used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the design and used a few patterned papers from Go the Scenic Route to trace, cut, and fill in the open hearts. Instead of backing the cut file, I glued it flat onto the background and then popped the hearts up with foam adhesive for fun dimension. I used thick white cardstock for the background, which I coated with clear gesso before adding lots of blue Shimmerz.

I sprayed the blue colors onto the background, added water, and let the colors run and blend. Once that dried, I used a palette knife to scrape on a few colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops. I love how it adds lots of subtle color and shine! I also splattered diluted white acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I adhered and machine stitched through the cut file and the hearts. I bent up the edges for extra texture and dimension.  I smudged Nuvo Silver Glimmer Paste for even more shine. I added a shiny silver "love" Cardstock Sticker here from Bloom Street.

I love these tickets from Go the Scenic Route Paper 17. They make great small titles. I layered a few here and I also fussy cut this cute flower from the Ephemera Die Cuts. I sorted through the embellishments from Bloom Street and found a similar blank ticket from the Ephemera Die Cuts to layer here. I wanted to keep everything blue and pink to enhance these cute pool photos.

I layered some of Go the Scenic Route Paper 16 behind the photos as well as a tiny scalloped border I cut from a die cut. I tucked in tangled thread and then decided the outer edges of the photos needed a little something. I fussy cut two hearts from vellum and stitched through them.  ellum is so awesome because it’s so soft and subtle but still adds that extra pop.

I love how this turned out and I hope it inspires you to create something with hearts this month! Paige has so many Valentine related cut files, and they’re all so cute. Even if your photos aren’t about Valentine’s Day like mine, you can still use them for just about anything! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, washi tape, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE & BLOOM STREETwhite cardstockDistress Oxidesgesso; Cut file: Dangling Hearts by Paige Evans
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