I started with this beautiful aqua/teal ombre paper as my background (from Heart). I wanted to combine some papers from both lines, and I know a great way to do that is to use small shapes cut from different papers. I used a fun cut file (Retro Rounded Corners) from The Cut Shoppe and cut out this fun shape in colors & patterns I thought worked well together. I love the mix of bright and lighter pink, grey, golden yellow, salmon/coral & black. I just scattered them onto the background and placed my photo right where I wanted it. I used my sewing machine to stitch through them all. I did use some Shimmerz Paints on my background. You can see how I did this in my video below.
This "heart" piece is from one of the patterned cut apart papers. I fussy cut it, added pop dots under it and used it as part of my title. I love the font, and the black really pops against the other colors. I pulled some light pink alphas from the Snap Lights Alpha Stickers and placed them on that gold heart, which I also fussy cut. And like I usually do, I added some tangled thread under the photo and the title.
Aren't these shapes the coolest? I've been calling them flower stars...haha. Whatever they are, I love them! I added a cute balloon sticker by my photo, and this cute grey circle heart sticker is from Carpe Diem. To jazz it up, I raised it up with a pop dot and added some aqua thread to it. I also used several Carpe Diem Clear Stickers.
Here I combined stickers from both collections. I also stitched with gold through "them" for some added interest and texture. Here you can also see all the ink colors I used...aqua/teal, pink, gold and black.
Here's a process video for this page...you can see how I made it from start to finish. I hope it gives you some fun ideas to try!
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