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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bo Bunny Love & Lace Heart Layout Tutorial

     Are you ready for some romance with a bit of nostalgia? Bo Bunny's new Love & Lace I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella evokes just that! This old photo of my late grandparents was just right for this collection, making this the perfect Christmas present for my Mom.

Supplies:                                                                       Tools:

*Love & Lace 12 X 12 Collection Pack                     *The Crafter's Workshop Texturized Stencil
*Love & Lace Ephemera                                            *Scissors
*Love & Lace Layered Chipboard                             *Heat Gun
*Love & Lace Noteworthy                                         *Glue
*Bo Bunny Floral Stamp                                            *Needle and black embroidery thread
*Love & Lace Buttons                                                *Blending Tool
*Bo Bunny Glitter Paste (Sugar)
*Prima Script and Fence Stamp
*Mists or Sprays (Pinks, burgundy, green, and black)
*Permanent black, red, burgundy, and green inks
*Ranger Black and Verdigris Embossing Powders
*Stickles (Burgundy, Eucalyptus, and Cotton Candy).


1. Cut heart from the back of the Love & Lace Devotion paper, and glue onto the back of the Love & Lace You & Me paper. Use script stamps in red and black permanent inks, randomly over the heart and background. Apply some splatters and textures with a popsicle stick onto the heart and background with Bo Bunny Glitter Paste (Sugar).

2. Spray heart and background with mists or sprays. I used some pinks, green, and black. 

3. Using the Crafter's Workshop Texturized Stencil, mask the fence design with some black ink. Then add some Ranger Verdigris Embossing Powder to it and heat set with your heating gun. 

4. Glue strips of the pink sheer and polka dots ribbons that come in the Ephemera, under the fence. Now add a piece of the black netting that's recycled from fruit, to the center of the heart overhanging along the bottom.

5. Fussy cut around the lace strip of Love & Lace paper, and use blending tool with Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick) along the scalloped edge. Add a dot of Burgundy Stickles to the ends. Once dry, glue strip right along the bottom of the pink polka dot ribbon. 

6. Matte 4" X 6" photo with Love & Lace Cherish paper, tearing the edges, and inking them with Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick). Use a paintbrush with some water to distress the edges. Punch out the middle of the black floral tag that comes in the Ephemera, and outline the edges with Burgundy Stickles. Make a bow through the tag from strips of cheesecloth that have been colored with mists. Glue tag over the lace border, adding the photo into the frame of it. 

7. Glue 8 rose clusters that have been stamped with black permanent ink onto white cardstock using the Bo Bunny Floral Stamp. Color them first with the Tim Holtz Water Brush Detailer and some Distress Inks. Add Eucalyptus Stickles to the leaves and Cotton Candy Stickles to the flowers. Use the same die you used to cut your heart, as a guide to add some black stitching around the heart. Use black embossing powder to stamp the fence in the lower left corner. 

8. Use the Bo Bunny Floral Stamp to stamp the other roses and leaves using permanent red, burgundy, and green inks. Color again with Distress Inks and the Tim Holtz Water Brush Detailer. Layer your flower by stamping it twice, and cutting near the middle rose. Add water to the edges and curl up your petals. When dry apply some Glitter Paste (Sugar) for some sparkle. Then just glue the smaller rose onto the bigger one, adding the leaves underneath. 

9. Add title tag to the right of the embossed fence. From the Ephemera I used the black metal flower and black ribbon, adding some pink fiber from my own stash. 

10. Add sheer ribbon from the Ephemera to the wood buttons, making a bow to the one on the left, and a loop from the one on the right. 

11. For the final touch, I added the oval metal piece that can also be found in the Ephemera, to the center of the paper lace strip. 

     I hope you'll try some of these techniques on your next page! You can easily simplify this design by eliminating the stitching and replacing the fussy cut stamped flowers with some ready made ones. 

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