Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wild Heart | Take Me Away Layout | Pink Paislee

Hey everyone, Raquel here with you today sharing a new layout featuring punches and the gorgeous Take Me Away collection. I wanted to show you a fun way that you can create a soft and subtle but beautiful texture on the backgrounds of your layouts.

Punches: Wild Heart Layout @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #pptakemeaway #12x12 #layout #punches
To create this layout I collected my border punches, mainly from the American Crafts ‘Knock Outs’ set, fringe scissors, and papers and embellishments from the Take Me Away collection.

Punches: Wild Heart Layout @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #pptakemeaway #12x12 #layout #punches
The Knock Out punch sets by American Crafts contain the main punch holder and multiple border punch designs, making it easy to get a variety of punched designs from the one tool.

Punches: Wild Heart Layout @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #pptakemeaway #12x12 #layout #punches
I began this page by cutting out 1″ wide strips of white cardstock. I then punched reached 12″ length piece using the various border punch designs that I had. I also added a few strips that were fringed to add more texture to these layers. I adhered these to the page in a layered design on the bottom 2/3 of the 12×12″ layout. I love the texture that this brings to the page, even though it is a white-on-white design.

Punches: Wild Heart Layout @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #pptakemeaway #12x12 #layout #punches
To embellish the page I fussy cut the flowers from Paper 02 in the collection. I placed the florals in a way that made the leaves point to the top and bottom of the page and cut enough to balance the florals on either side of the photo.

Punches: Wild Heart Layout @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #pptakemeaway #12x12 #layout #punches
To the right of the photo I added a small ampersand from the ephemera pack and also one of the floral flowers.

Punches: Wild Heart Layout @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #pptakemeaway #12x12 #layout #punches
The title ‘wild heart’ was from the foam Thickers pack. To balance out the gold of the title I added two of the gold hearts to the page, forming a visual triangle. This is a design technique which I use often to ensure my layouts remain balanced.

Punches: Wild Heart Layout @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #pptakemeaway #12x12 #layout #punches This was the first time I had layered white on border strips to a background, but it is one I would definitely do again. I love the detail and texture this brought to my page.
Punches: Wild Heart Layout @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #pptakemeaway #12x12 #layout #punches
I hope this layout had inspired you and given you an alternative idea to using those border punches you may have in your stash.

Raquel x

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