Hello CVS friends! Most that know me, know I use cut files on many of my layouts but with this layout I dusted off my metal dies and punches. I had forgotten how many gorgeous dies and punches I have. I still can’t resist Sunkissed and so I created another summer themed layout.

I have used only two papers from the Sunkissed collection, Growing Wild and Feelin Fine for this layout. Keeping to the rule of thirds I cut three strips in varying sizes with the pink strip in the middle. I used a punch to create the scallop border. Once I had adhered to my base paper I added a row of machine stitching on the edge of each strip to add definition.

I found a beautiful butterfly die and cut several in the same pink paper strip and using wet glue only in the centre of the butterfly adhered to my layout. I then gently pulled the wings up to create dimension. I did this to create texture so my strip didn’t look ‘flat’. I next added my title using the gorgeous glitter foam stickers .

I have used a 5×5 inch photo and added foam tape to adhere, as I like to tuck elements under the photo, my foam tape is not directly at the edges. I then set about creating two embellishment clusters on either side of my photo. I used a palm leaf die and then added florals from the floral ephemera pack and die cut ephemera I used the swimsuit and thongs. I finished off this cluster adding a puffy sticker and phrase sentiment from the die cut pack.

 

I created a floral cluster on the opposite side, tucking under leaves and finishing off with another puffy sticker and phrase sentiment die cut.

Don’t be afraid of creating embellishment clusters on a patterned paper like I have done here, as long as you add layers, use foam tape to create dimension it can work well design wise. I added a clear sticker paint brush stroke under my photo to provide a contrast against the white finishing off with a die cut heart.

I really enjoyed using my punches and metal dies, you don’t have to use many to make an impact on your layout!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Rachel x