Hi everyone! It’s Ashley, with a new layout using the Moonstruck collection, with a focus on rub ons. I tend to use rub ons sporadically on my layouts… one or two strategically placed among other embellishments. On today’s layout, I thought it would be fun to use the Moonstruck rub ons in a more prominent way.
I wanted a patterned paper background so I chose a subtle design that would allow the rub ons to stand out. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a large heart shape. Then I used a pencil to lightly trace the shape onto my background paper. I started placing the rub ons at the bottom of the heart on the left hand side of the heart shape. Then I continued following the pencil outline until all of the shape outline was filled with the rub ons.
Once I had all of the rub ons in place, I machine stitched around the heart shape so I could cover any of the pencil line that might show through. I placed the photo and title inside the heart to fill the open shape. Since the rub ons were a flat element on the layout, I used some of the cork pieces and puffy stickers to add dimension to the layout.
Once I had everything in its place, I decided to add some black Color Shine splatters. I loved the contrast it added against the watercolor look of the background paper. If I’m adding my Color Shine to a completed layout, I always cover my photo with scrap paper to keep any of the mist from getting on it. But I don’t mind it splatters over my embellishments.
I hope you’ve found some new inspiration for using rub ons on your layouts and projects. They are easy to mix and match too, so take a look at your Pink Paislee scrapbook stash and get creative with those rub ons!