by Cari Locken
Good morning everyone!
I want to share a layout with you that was inspired by my photo.
This is a photo of my daughter and my niece taken the morning after they slept over at Grandma & Grandpa’s house (thus the sleepy eyes).
I was inspired by the subtle colors and the idea of the quilts that the girls had on the bed. So I pulled out my collection of Indigo Blue by Pink Paislee – the papers & patterns were a perfect match.
I decided that I would like to add some kind of quilt patch idea to my layout to I quickly looked online for some ideas and came up with this basic star pattern.
Instructions to create 1 star pattern:
- I cut a 1 1/2” square from patterned paper.
- I then cut 1” squares from a variety of patterned papers.
- I made several markings – diagonally across connecting the pointed ends
- I then cut those pieces apart ending up with 4 triangles.
- I placed the triangle pieces around the 1 1/2” square piece to form the star shape.
- In the center of the star I used a 1” square, placed it on an angle and added a die-cut embellishment to the center.
*for added visual interest I used a white gel pen to make faux ‘stitching’ lines on some of the pieces.
I simply flipped the cardstock over to the backside, placed the cardstock over my paper trimmer cutting channel and made ‘dahsed’ markings with a stylus. (you can also make the ‘dashed’/scored lines using a scoring board).
I then sanded the dashed lines to reveal the kraft color from the back. I love the effect!
I repeated the stitching idea on the yellow piece of cardstock on which I placed the 3 quilted star designs.
I finished off my layout by adding some detail with border punches, a few journal strips, a shipping tag & some die-cuts (from the Pink Paislee Indigo Blue collection), and my title (small square letters from the Indigo Blue collection and American Crafts Thickers).
To see more of Cari’s work visit her blog – CLICK HERE