I began with this really cool black and white text patterned paper. I love that it's busy, but it's also neutral in color and pattern. I decided to use it as my background, so to take out some of the busy factor I used a lot of white gesso to fade some of the center of the pattern. I knew I wanted to create a big die cut title as part of my main design, so in order for that to stand out, I needed to take away some of the busy background text. Once the gesso was dry, I ran the sheet through my Cameo, cutting the quote I found on Pinterest. I used some coordinating Shimmerz Paints and the packaging technique to add lots of watercolor before I pulled the paper off my sticky mat. Then I used mostly papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad a few of the 3x4 cards to back all the open letters.
I love how this quote turned out. This font is called Sunrise International. One thing I love about using big die cut quotes like this is that they take up a lot of space. And they're in a fixed spot, so you have to work around it. You have limited spots to place your photos and embellishments, so in a way I think it makes the layout come together quicker. I machine stitched through each line and added a cute flower cluster die cut and a few yellow sequins from SpeigelMom Scraps.
Isn't this emjoi flair the cutest? I layered it right onto my photo. The way my arm curves in the photo created the perfect spot for it. I raised my photos up a bit with adhesive foam and added a few of the 3x4 cards to add color. I added a little next of light pink thread under the flair, and I added a fussy cut geometric heart to the right as well as a few die cut flowers and sequins.
This flair matched perfectly, too. I love the little typewriter! On this side, I layered in a few patterned die cut tabs, more flower die cuts and more sequins. I love how this cluster turned out.
Here's one more close-up of the title area. I love the mix of the navy blue. I don't tend to use that color a lot since I usually go for bright colors, but I love the contrast here with all the other colors. I love how the texture of the paper mixed with gesso and paint looks here.
Here are the flair sets from the store:
I did film this process, so here's the video if you'd like to check it all out. I hope you get some fun ideas to try!
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great week!