For Lori's blog today, I thought I would give her awesome Life Card cutting files a try. I don't actually keep a Project Life or December Daily album, but I just knew these fabulous little cards would also work well for a grid style layout. Personally I love linear designs so I have always been drawn to this type of layout anyway.
These photos have been sitting in my photo box for over 3 years now. Honestly I was having trouble finding the perfect paper to match my daughter's red dress and that glowing hot pink hat, but then it hit me that I could do a monochromatic layout! And who does this color of fuchsia better than Doodlebug?
When I saw these life cards I knew I would love to try cutting them out with a white tone on tone approach--almost making them appear as if they were embossed. What I wasn't sure about was which color I would like to use for my background. I actually tried white, kraft, grey and black before coming to chocolate brown! The grey was too cool of a color for my photos and the black was too stark, but as soon as I slid the brown in it felt like just right for the amount of contrast I was looking for.
I love how the layered white cards add a lot of texture and detail without overwhelming my layout visually. I finished my layout off with some machine stitching and stamping with my favorite Technique Tuesday stamps by Ali Edwards. :)
For This project, I used the following cutting files:
Banner Flag Set
3x4 Life Cards
3x4 Life Cards Collection
'You Melt My Heart' Phrase (Silhouette Store)
Border Strip Layered (Silhouette Store)
4 Button Set (Silhouette Store)
Arrow Set (Silhouette Store)
3 Circles (Silhouette Store)
Hearts (Silhouette Store)
Thanks for stopping by today!