Paper Layering - With the March/April Lite and Embellishment Kits

I've been having a tidy out just recently and it dug up a few photo treasures from old scrapbooks and folders one of the ones I found was this little cut out picture. It being a bunny picture too I thought rather appropriate for Easter. It was Easter when I started this layout but it did get shelved for a bit then yesterday I went back to finish it off. I started out with the Napa Valley paper from the March/April Lite kit. The pattern already has sections on it that are like distressed wood panels so I went with those and cut out the panel pieces. I picked out the burlap stickers from the embellishment kit to work with the paper and it started to get a whole 'shabby chic' feel so that's what I carried on trying to use as a design theme. I layered the patterned paper cut out pieces on top of scraps of cardstock and some of them on some of the other Lite kit patterned papers and then cut them out to leave little borders around the edges and create little layered paper pieces. 

The paper pieces I then arranged as the background of the layout making one of them a matt for the little photo. The title layer bit is made up from one of the library cards from the embellishment kit cut into two pieces then layered up with more patterned paper pieces and little bits of washi tape from the embellishment kit.I also used the washi tape straight onto the cardstock background around the edges of the paper layers just to help to frame all the floating bits.

You could use the same idea, (cutting out the paper pieces and making mini layers) on any paper craft project sizing them up or down depending on what you're working on, cards, pocket page spreads, tags, journals etc.
x Leo

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