Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Quilted Heart tutorial

Hello Friends!

Today I would like to share with you how I created the quilted heart on my 'Work of Heart' layout. 

This month I am using Creative Kit which features the Creative Agenda collection from Echo Park.


I started by using my silhouette to cut out a large heart from my base patterned paper. If you don't have an electronic die cutting machine you could certainly draw a heart freehand and cut it out by hand. I then used embroidery floss and stitched around the entire outside of the heart.


Next I placed the paper with the cut out heart on top of a sheet of white cardstock and traced the heart shape with my pencil


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 I took a bunch of scraps from layouts I had already completed and cut a whole bunch of 1.5inch squares. You could use a square punch if you have one but I just used my paper trimmer. I then cut each one in half diagonally so that I got two triangles.


 I then began randomly sticking the triangles down to the white cardstock in the pattern you see below. I really didn't have a plan for which triangles I stuck down, except for that I didn't want any of the same patterns to be touching each other. 

I was not covering the whole white paper with triangles...only where I had traced the heart. I also left a bunch missing from the bottom right corner as you can see, because I knew my photo was going to go there and cover that space up....no need to waste paper, am I right?!?!


 When the heart was all filled in I simply attached the patterned paper with the cut out heart on top and added my photo.


 I finished off the layout with a title block, journaling and a few stickers and embellishments.


 And here again is the finished product! A great way to use up small scraps, and you could use all kinds of different shapes for the cut out...maybe a star!....oooh, I've gotta try that.


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were able to find some inspiration.

~Becky

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