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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Sweet Kisses by Jo Simons

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Hello and welcome to the blog today.
As some of you may know, I recently got married and the new  Hearts Ease papers were perfect for my pics!.  Oh my how pretty they are!
Here is my layout


I always have trouble cutting into my papers for the first time.  I mean seriously they are all so pretty and its so hard to make that first cut!!  So I was a little frugal with the papers and used lots of embellishments.

Here is how my layout came about.

First I selected a piece of paper from the paper pad.  My choice was the Pansy Pressing  paper.  I cut just the edge off and stuck that to a white base.  The papers come with really useful strips along the top so I also used that to.


Next I fished through my dies and selected what I wanted to use.
Here I have used the Feathered Arrow, Cycad Fern (both of these from the Everyday Essentials collection), Keepsake Kandy from the Amaryllis collection, Tall Basket Flowers from the Kalini collection and the Mandshurica die from the Hearts Ease collection.


I then spritzed some flowers for a pop of colour.  The flowers I used were Jewelled Florettes, English Roses and Cottage Pollen.  These white flowers are just awesome to put your own touch on.
I then found a few pieces from the Ephemera pack as well.

Now its time to start and get your layers down.
A little trick that I like to do to help my papers go a little further is make my cuts from the papers I am using and then use the "scraps" for layering on my page.  By the time it is covered over nobody is going to know exactly what is going on underneath and I get another whole piece of paper to play with later :)  The embossing folder is from the Hearts Ease collection.  I have given it a little more dimension by gently rubbing two ink pads over the top of the embossed surface.


 I then adhered my photo and placed my embellishments.

Here is a closer look at the embellishment clusters.



The butterflies are from the new Hearts Ease stamp sets.  I have just stamped and gold embossed them and nestled them in my flowers.


Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.  It is very much appreciated.
Until next time
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