Sunday, February 12, 2017

I Love You / Bella Blvd

Happy Sunday, friends!  Today I'm sharing my newest layout for Bella Blvd.  Our theme last week was LOVE, of course, and we featured the Illustrated Faith You Are Loved collection.  The focus was on using the Gift Tags.  I used four of the circle tags here, and I also fussy cut the word "LOVE" from another tag.  There are so many uses for tags...and you don't just have to use them on gifts.  I love turning them into embellishments!

I used the Exclusive Kit Collection Bonus Paper as my background.  I love the light soft pink watercolor wash on it and those fun black dash marks.  I saw this beautiful circle heart cut file from Just Nick and knew I had to use it for this page.  I cut it on the beautiful pink Eden paper and then used papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad, Gift Tags and other various papers to fill in the circles.  I used my circle punches a lot.  I added black thread to the tags and raised them up using adhesive foam.

I usually back cut files from behind it but these circles worked perfect right on top.  I love that a lot of the pink is still visible around each one.  I tend to cut big files like this on white, but I love how the pink looks here.  I love all these colors and patterns...oh my goodness!  I chose a black & white photo since I knew it would pop against all those bright colors.  I used a few bits of patterned paper behind it as layers.

Here's a close-up of one of the tags.  It was the perfect item for this circle, and to keep it in true tag fashion, I added the thread.  I also used some of the Clear Stamps from this collection.  I stamped "i" for my title.  It fit perfectly in that circle!  Some of the circles I did back from can see a bit of both in this photo.

Here's where I cut "LOVE" from another tag.  It makes a great title piece!  I also stamped "you" from the stamp set.

Here's another tag raised up with foam adhesive.  I also added some tangled thread under my photo as well as a cute red heart sticker. I did add white gesso to my background before adding in some pink and orange watercolors.

The piece at the bottom of the photo that says "I Love You" is part of a tag, too.  I layered in a few die cuts here and more tangled thread.

I hope this inspires you to pull out your gift tags and get creative with them!  You never know what you may come up with!

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Love that amazing cut file! Very sweet and awesome layout!