Last week I shared some home decor tags and hearts perfect for Valentine's Day (see that post HERE) and today I'm sharing the layout that inspired those tags!
The color combination of cream/red/agua/pink is one of my very favorites for any kind of scrapbook layout and especially for Valentine's and love-themed pages.
I wanted to keep the emphasis of my design on the photos and embellishments so I purposely chose a cream patterend paper background and die cut the tags from white cardstock and then added layeres and l ayers of die cut embellishments and buttons, ribbons, etc.that were colorful and really "popped" off the page.
Here are the kits I used and what dies came from what:
- XOXO (doily, "feb 14", hanging hearts, heart tag & clothespin)
- Life Additons: Backgrounds (petal background)
- Christmas Countdown (tag)
- This & That: Summertime (butterfly)
- This & That: Family: (instant frame, short tag)
And this tag that Kerri designed for the Silhouette Store awhile back (still my favorite!):
I viewed each tag as it's own "mini scrapbook page" and worked on each individually before adhering them to my page for the collective tag background look.
To make the tags a bit more interesting I ran them through my Big Shot using Papertrey Ink Impression Plates to add the lovely texture.
Adding a die cut shadow to many of the die cut designs with dark brown cardstock helps give them dimension and draws your eye to the colorful die cut pieces.
I love these instant die cut frames added to the tags. I added glitz and glamour with baubles tie on with a pretty ribbon.
SUPPLIES (click on photos for links):
- Making Memories Lovestruck Patterned Paper (text)
- Stampin' Up Define Your Life Stamp Set (definition)
FYI: My Project Life post for last week won't go up until Thursday or Friday of this week. I have lots of other posts over the next couple days so I needed to push back my regular posting today!
Have a good one!