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Florals + Stripes

Florals are one of my favorite embellishments to use on layouts.  I love when a collection includes lots of floral patterned papers because there is so much that you can do with them.  When I saw the Cultivate Joy paper from the Shimelle Little by Little collection, I knew right away that I couldn't wait to use the lovely flowers on it.  
 
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To create the base of my layout, I started by cutting my design using a visual effects background cut file from the Just Nicks digital cut file shop and white cardstock paper.  Once my design was cut, I placed a dark blue patterned paper from the Little by Little collection (forest friends) behind the cut file to create my background.  I used my sewing machine to stitch two diagonal lines down the center of my design.
 
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Next, I used a pair of fine tipped scissors to fussy cut each flower out.  Once I finished cutting out all the flowers I arranged them in an overlapping pattern across the center of my layout design. I used foam adhesive squares under some of the flowers to give them dimension.  
 
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To finish my design I added a small photo, some chipboard stickers, washi tape, date stamp, ink mist and buttons.  I hope this layout inspires you to get creative with your own floral designs.
 
Gina
 
Supplies: Shimelle Little by Little (378338) Forest Friends, Shimelle Little by Little (378340) Cultivate Joy, Shimelle Little by Little (378366) – Wooden Buttons, Shimelle Little by Little (378368) – Glitter Stars, Triangles & Circles,Shimelle Little by Little (378362) – Ephemera Cardstock Cuts,Shimelle Little by Little (378359) – Accents & Phrases W/Matte Gold Foil, Shimelle Little by Little (378365) – Washi Tape, On A Whim (378746) – LOL Phrase/Chipboard, Sticky Thumb (ST340261) – Adhesive Runner Permanent Solid, Sticky Thumb (ST340273) – Foam White Tabs, Shimelle True Stories (370737) – Phrase Stamp, Cardstock (AM710-81) – White Textured, Just Nicks Studio – Visual Effects Background cut file