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Making Your Photo the Focal Point with Die Cut Layers

March 9, 2018

Good morning!

I think adding layers of die cuts is a great way to make your photo the focal point of your project, and it will add dimension without adding too much bulk!


Step 1 – Gather supplies – 2 sheets 12×12 paper plus coordinating scraps and pieces, coordinating ink, pearls, and these dies: Dashing Squares, Stitched Rectangles, Bunch of Flowers 3, Big Flower Set 1, Stitched Circles, Big Flower Set 1, and Valentines Edges, Vintage Balloon Race.

Step 2  – Cut one of the 12 x 12 papers to 8 x 12

Step 3 – Cut (3)  1/2 x 12 strips of paper

Step 4 – Cut one large rectangle piece at 5 x 8

Step 5 – Cut a photo mat

Step 6 – Die cut the following: Stitched Rectangles – (2) 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 for title; Dashing Squares (1) 2 3/4 & (1) 3 1/4; Stitched Circles (2) 2 3/4 &  (1) 3 3/4: Bunch of Flowers 3 – enough for 4 flowers; the smaller flower from Big Flower set 1 x 6; large balloon from the Vintage Balloon Race set; scalloped edge from the Valentines Edges set.

Step 6 – Ink all the edges of all the papers and die cuts. Assemble flowers and hot air balloon.

Step 7 – Layer and adhere the pieces to complete the layout as shown or as you prefer!

Here are some close-ups:



Thanks for stopping by!



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Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust paper

Ranger Broken China ink

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  • Wendy Clarke March 23, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Hi Laura – I love everything about this layout…including the paper! Can you tell me what paper you used? Thanks!! Wendy

  • Joset March 9, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Beautiful work Laura! Joset

  • Kathy Mueller March 9, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I was wondering what stamp set you used for the saying on the “making your photo be the focal point” card?

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