I couldn't resist using this YUMMY line from Teresa Collins-it's so girly and flirty and my two fav color combos..pink and black!!!(how can you go wrong with those colors??)
I wanted to show you a little trick/technique to make your LO's "pop"--it's really easy and really fun to do--all it takes is a little elbow grease and some pop dots!!
When choosing your papers, find one that has some fun shapes or designs that you can cut out of the paper--I found these two papers from the Teresa Collins line to use --XOXO and Crowns and Diamonds. With the Crowns and Diamonds paper, I hand cut down one line of the diamonds on the backside of the paper--I then handcut two more diamond shapes from the paper. I took my black pen and added an edge on each diamond shape to give it a little "pop"--After adding the pen work, I punched holes in each corner of the diamonds and attached some Doodlebug sugared brads. Once this was done, I simply layered one piece of the patterned paper on top of the other for dimension--
From the XOXO paper, I hand cut the large "X's and O's" from the paper, inked and doodled around the edges of the squares, and layered them on top of chipboard scrolls that I had painted and doodled on--I then added some layered flowers to the mix and in no time had a really cute embellishment that matched perfectly--
Lastly, I hand cut the angel-winged heart from the Heart with Wings paper, added it to the corner of my photo, and was done!!
This LO took me less than an hour to finish, yet looks like I spent a few on it--
Go ahead and try hancutting and layering your paper patterns onto your layouts--it's really simple, really easy to do, and can add such a dramatic "punch" to your design!! Have fun with this, and I can't wait to see what you do!!