To begin with, I was unsure about what to do. Should I use foil table confetti (of which I have bags and bags and bags) or something a bit different? I've seen quite a few ideas online recently but didn't want to copy anything directly and in the end just went with what I thought would be pretty although it has been inspired by online finds.
One of my favourite border punches is my Martha Stewart heart punch and since the summer, I have also tried to use the tiny hearts that are punched out. They really are tiny and fiddly to ink and glue but it never takes as long as I think it's going to and adds such a pretty touch. I've used them scattered on a minibook and a romantic layout and decided to do something similar turning into a confetti feature.
I started off punches lots of border lengths and then carefully picked the hearts out. At first I put them into a clear mini plastic envelope I've had since way back when but it didn't really fit the style I was looking for so I made a small envelope from vellum and added most of the tiny hearts in there. I secured the envelope with a pin but I don't think those hearts are going anywhere!
Then I painstakingly inked the rest and popped them into my mini Xyron so that they could be more easily attached. I'd already made up the page and decided to splat some Glimmer Mists (granite and apple) across the empty corner. Then came some glue splats covered with glitter just to add another element and also to try this technique that I've seen a couple of times online recently. The hearts were then sprinkled over this area. Pretty pretty pretty!
|Yes, the facial expressions are often a bit funny for these self-portraits! Especially as I don't know what faces are being made behind my back so to speak! But I try to use every photo I can - funny faces and all.|
|I'll definitely be adding glitter splats to my layouts again in the future - I love this look ;-)|
Everything is from my Resolve kit except the vellum, the pins and that tiny BG alphabet. I've now added this alpha to my kit as it seemed perfect.
I've now made three layouts from my kit and think there must be at least another three layouts to be made. I will be aiming to finish off this and other kits during LOAD starting February 1st - the kits are the best help when making daily layouts :-)