Monday, March 5, 2012

Follow Your Heart for Fun!

This month's Design Team paper and embellishments are from My Minds Eye's Follow Your Heart collection and they are fun!  I love matching embellishments and there are a lot of fun ones with this kit!  This just makes your layouts come together so fast.  I always try to pick up an embellishment or two when I buy a new line of papers.  

I liked the kite paper and embellishments right away and knew I'd be using it for a single page layout.  I layered everything out with my photo and then found myself wanting to use the twine that matches this kit and embellish my embellishments!
I decided to put ties on my kites to take the embellishments up a notch.  I used my paper piercer to punch holes in my kites.

 A trick I use with twine or other thin materials that I want to run through small holes on buttons or other is to keep a tealight on my table.  I let the flame get hot for a few minutes and then I twist the end of my twine and then dip it into the pooled wax.  When slightly cool, I twist it to a point to make it easily go through my smaller holes.

 Here is a close up of my kites.  I frayed my ends to make it look more like the ties on a kite.

I layered my embellishments with the great paper design in 3 corners of the page.  I loved the bottom right grouping printed on the paper and cut out my photo corner to make it look like the photo is behind the printed paper embellishment.  Have fun with this paper... it is really amazing!

1 comment:

Deborah Mahnken said...

OMG the wax idea is brilliant! I would've never thought of that, threading twine is sooo frustrating.