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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I hope this layout had inspired you and given you an alternative idea to using those border punches you may have in your stash.