***This is the 2nd of two blog posts today. If you're looking for my Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals card, click HERE.***
I can't seem to get enough of 2-page layouts here the last few weeks. I wanted to scrapbook a baby shower we had for my sister in law last fall and I had lots of photos to use so this is another photo-heavy layout but I made sure to add lots of handmade touches to "jazz" it up a little.
I used a couple of Kerri Bradford's collage templates to create the 8x8 and 5x10 photo collages. I cut one of the 8x8 photo collages apart to create the illusion of the 2x4 photos spanning the 2 pages.
The title is from one of Kerri's digital die cutting kits, It's All About You (linked below in supplies). I added some old Lily Bee Rub-ons around the title along the top border of the page.
I added a couple of die cut hearts near the title to complete the visual triangle with the hearts below the vertical photo collage and in the lower right corner of the page.
To create the handmade hearts, I first used Tim Holtz' Movers & Shakers Hearts dies to die cut Stickyback Canvas, felt and American Crafts Fabric Paper. I customized the canvas die cut hearts by stamping and embossing, then applying Distress Stains over top. The stamped and embossed images resisted the ink leaving me with distressed stamped canvas hearts. I frayed the edges for a more worn look. I randomly stitched buttons to some of the hearts on the page for additional embellishment (plus they secure the fabric or felt hearts to the page without additional adhesive!).
I used the same technique as from THIS post to add stamped words/phrases in my computer generated journaling. (I also explain the technique in the how to video below).
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