Hi everyone, it’s Laura here with you today using the “Paige Evans Folded Heart of Hearts” cut file. I learnt a lot during the making of this layout. I’ll pop the lessons in as I talk you through the process…
The cut file is available as a pre-cut on black, cream or white card. I’m using it cut on white card and pulling out my Distress Oxide inks to add colour. The first thing I learnt is I am not built for this amount of ink blending! I wasn’t all that fussed about getting perfectly smooth ink as by the time I’ve folded the hearts and added my photos, title etc it won’t show. You can grab some inks, mini ink blending tools and foams in the shop and start building up your biceps whist adding colour to your projects. I added colour to the reverse as well so a different colour would show when the folding magic happened.
Which brings me to lesson two. Not all foldy cut files are born equal. The Pretty My Page files have the wonderful addition of a dashed line cut into the fold. This makes it really easy to fold in the right place and in a straight line. It turns out folding things in straight lines in the correct place is not my forte. I ended up using a stylus and a ruler and adding my own score lines so I didn’t end up with wonky hearts.
I added a contrasting green card behind my layout and ran a line of machine stitching through each fold to add texture and to keep the hearts from closing up. I backed my photos with some white tissue paper and used white foam letter stickers to add my title. I raided my sticker stash for word and sentiment stickers and added them around the layout. I added a few gold sequins and ink splatters for shine and pulled two flair badges from my stash to add. They matched my colour scheme perfectly and right now I’m looking to get some of my vast collection used up!
As I finished up, took a step back and looked at the colours I had chosen – yellow, green and coral – I thought I’d lost my mind. Who chooses yellow, green and coral? But do you know, I love them together. So the final lesson is try colours together , you may surprise yourself!
You can see the process video here.
Thanks for looking! Laura x