Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pinterest Inspired!

One of my favorite go-to places for design is Pinterest.  I found these two images recently & loved the idea of incorporating this diamond pattern into a layout.
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Using my Wishing Well kit, I got to work cutting various pattern papers to create my diamond pattern.  I cut my photo in a diamond shape as well.  To make it easier, I created a 3.5" x 3.5" diamond shape in my Cameo.  Then I just cut a variety of patterned papers.  I knew I wanted my photo and title block to be a full diamond, so I drew a vertical line where these would be.  I adhered them down & simply adding in diamonds around them until I liked the design I created.  Then I used my cutter to trim off any overhang of diamonds at the edges.

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In my title block I used some of those gorgeous Maggie Holmes rub-ons from the kit, as well as those fun, glittery Thickers!!  Here you can see a close-up of my stitching.  I stitched diagonally through the edges of each block.

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I kept my journaling simple.  A simple layering of some fun tags, a sticker, and a brad from the kit made the perfect spot for these few words.

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Have you ever tried the diamond pattern on your pages?  We'd love to see what you come up with!!  Feel free to share your own designs in our Facebook group :)

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