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Blessed Layout | Kylie Kingham

Hello friends! It’s Kylie back with you today and I’m sharing a brand new layout I have been working on. I instantly fell in love with one of Paige’s cut files, the Flower Frame cut file and I knew straight away I wanted to use her new Truly Grateful collection. The circle that features in the centre of the cut file was an area where I wanted to incorporate my photo and I was able to bring loads of color into my design thanks to the gorgeous array of papers and die cuts.

Blessed photo 3It took me a while to finally choose a background paper and I actually went ahead and backed my frame first before selecting my page. In the end I really loved Paper 10 to which I added some white gesso with a palette knife just to soften it a little. You will see I haven’t taken it right to the edges. I also added some small tears to the top and bottom edge and added a strip of Paper 19 behind it.

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Once the gesso was dry completely, I adhered my cut file to the page using double sided tape. Around the edges where the finer detailed leaves are I went around and adhered some down with my fine tip glue bottle. Some of them I actually left as I thought it was a nice effect to have some lifted up from the page.

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I saved the inner circle when my cut file was cut out from the white cardstock to use as a template for cutting my photo out. I very carefully traced around it first prior to cutting and I then distressed the edges a little. For some extra texture and detail, I then machine stitched around the edge of my photo before adhering in the centre with foam tape. I really wanted my photo to sit up higher than the background so I could tuck some extra die cuts etc. underneath. It also helps to draw your eye to the photo when it sits higher.

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One of my most favorite items in this collection would be the word stickers. I added four different words around my photo using the outer edge as a guide for placement. Then I began adding lots of floral die cuts in and around my photo.I used foam tape on some so that they sat up with dimension. I also fussy cut some butterflies and some leaves from Paper 05.

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Once completed I love all the layers that feature around my photo, yet the background isn’t lost with its beautiful rainbow of color.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest layout and it inspires you a little with your next project!

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