Hi, Y’all! I’m Misty and I am so excited to be a new addition to the Design Team! Paper makes me happy…but LOTS of paper makes me giddy like a little girl! There is SO much that you can do with cardstock! My favorite thing to do is to scrapbook…particularly 12×12, and mostly of my family.
Today, I have my very first project to share with y’all of my daughter and what a blessing she is to me!
I did a scrapbook layout and since it is almost St. Patrick’s Day…why not incorporate those lucky little shamrocks into it!?
To begin…Here is a list of the cardstock that I used from the Cut Cardstock store:
Curious Metallic Poison Ivory to make the leaves, shamrocks, and round frames
12×12 Wedding Cake White to make the daisies
12×12 Basis Black for the base of the layout
Basis Gold to mount the photos and the word “Blessings”
Gold Glitter Cardstock for backing on frames and in the word “Blessings”
I started the process by loading the mats and cutting all of the little pieces from my cardstock.
I used Curious Metallic Poison Ivory to make the leaves, shamrocks, and round frames.
Just look at how the Curious Metallic Poison Ivory sparkles and shimmers! The photos do not do this justice! It is GORGEOUS!
I used 12×12 Wedding Cake White to make the daisies. It is a softer cardstock that I thought would be easier to manipulate the tiny little petals on the daisies…and it turns out…I WAS RIGHT!
I assembled the layers of the daisies, using yellow Nuvo paint for the centers. I Inked the shamrocks with a bright green…being careful not to take away all of the natural sheen and shimmer of the cardstock…and then I hand drew “stitching” around the edges.
After assembling my pieces, I put them to the side and began the base of my layout. I used the negative space from my cardstock as a stencil and I painted some of the leaves and shamrocks onto the black cardstock. I wanted to create a “showering” effect, like Luck is just falling from the sky.
After everything had dried, I assembled the pieces onto the base, moving them around until I found the perfect positions. I then glued the frames to the Gold Glitter Cardstock and hand cut around the edges, leaving some of the gold peeking out past the edges.
A close-up of the finished details. I like to hand doodle on most of my layouts to add that extra “personal” touch. I am a firm believer in creating from the heart…and it certainly does not have to be perfect to be beautiful!
I just love the dimension that the daisies have! I added in some Nuvo drops for more splashes of white. I love the way everything POPPED off of the black background!
After assembling and painting, stitching and distressing, adding and rearranging…I was finally happy with the final result. My youngest daughter, my child #5…One of my BIGGEST blessings I have ever received.