This week I am focusing on a boyish layout using my some of my favourite Lady Pattern Paper papers. We already know how versatile they are combined with other patterned papers, but today I am sharing how simple it is to choose which papers to use.
This layout started off with a fun and vibrant floral patterned paper. I then grabbed my stash of Lady Pattern Paper and chose which colours best matched and complimented the patterned paper – and the following colours won loose hands: Red Pop, So Buff and Intense Teal – perfect for a boyish themed layout with a fun twist.
But that’s not all, I also embossed some stars onto Green Chartreuse using a green embossing powder that turned teal and matched my layout perfectly. My red origami heart is a fun twist using a piece of scrap paper. Foam tape was used to adhere the heart to add some dimension.
Here’s how I created my elements:
Stamp stars onto green chartreuse patterned paper using VersaMark ink pad. Sprinkle embossing powder over the stars and shake off the excess.
Heat the stars using a heat gun until the embossing powder is fully melted and shiny. Cut out the stars.
Step 3 – Folding the origami heart
Cut your patterned paper 11 x 11cm square. (click to view the easy step by step illustration)
Fold the paper in half to form 2 triangles.
Open up the fold and then fold it to form 2 triangles the other way.
Open up the paper. Fold the top corner down towards the centre line. Use a bone folder to flatten the edges.
Fold the bottom edge upwards so that the tip reaches the top edge.
Fold the sides inwards. Use the centre folded line as a guide. Fold the left edge up so that it forms a straight line with the centre line.
Now fold the right side up the same as the left side to start forming the heart.
Turn over the heart and fold the left and right tips inwards to the back.
Fold the two top tips over to complete the heart shape.
The completed heart shape forms a pocket in the centre when it is attached to a background. This is a perfect place to hide a love note or personal journaling on a layout.
My layout is comprised out of blocks of paper with the corners rounded and adhered to the background. My photos are scattered in between the blocks and then finished off with embellishments, embossed stars, the folded heart, rub-ons and a die-cut title.