Hi there! Giorgia here today on the Clique Blog to keep you company. For my new post I created a layout using a border punch... do you still use them? I am in love with this lace border punch and I wanted to use it after a long time!
I hand cut a giant heart on a white cardstock and then I filled it with all different patterned paper strips that I previously cut with my border punch to create a doily border.
I machine stitched the heart shape with black thread to make it stand out.
Since I used a picture of my Baby Bella at the park, I only used papers with a floral pattern: you can find a lot of them in Clique International kits and also as loose papers in the dedicated shop section (see the end of my post for the complete list of products used).
I backed the picture with glitter black cardstock to make it pop from the busy background.
I also used garden/outdoor themed embellishments: rainbow, sun, clouds, flowers, birds, animals, butterflies, ladybugs...
I mixed up different kind of embellishments (puffy stickers, stickers, die-cuts, enamel dots and shapes, badges, wooden buttons, acrylic...) to create various clusters.
For the title I used a sentiment from a stamp set in Limoncello kit: it is in Italian, it literally means "sweet life" and it refers also to a famous movie by Italian moviemaker Fellini (the whole stamp set has iconic Italian images - Vespa motorcycle, gelato, 500 car and Espresso coffee made with "cuccuma"! If you had the chance to visit my beautiful country I think this kit is just the best to document your Italian holidays!)
I am in love with this critters cluster: I used snail from Pebbles die-cuts, Paige Evans stickers, bird puffy sticker and the cutest acrylic hedgehog from International Series Add-On Kit | Lila & Elena Embellishments | Creative Studio | Italy
Here you can see almost all the different floral patterned papers I used:
Here it is the finished layout:
I used these products from the shop:
Have a good day!
Ciao, a presto.