Recently Close to My Heart posted a beautiful ombre layout using the Fresh Air-Cardmaking Thin Cuts. (If you didn’t see it, you need to check out their Instagram posts. It was absolutely beautiful!) I was so enamored by this layout, I began to wonder if there were other backgrounds that I could create using these Thin Cuts. I began to search various quilt patterns online and fell in love with a diamond background that I chose to replicate on this Yay! Summer layout.
I was able to use up some of my Central Park Paper scraps to cut out each of the diamonds. Two of these Diamond shapes were cut out of Poppy cardstock, then dry embossed with a Simple Chevron Embossing folder. I really like the texture it added. After I attached the White Daisy cardstock onto the Pacifica cardstock, I drew a grid with a pencil and laid out my diamond background.
The rest of the design involved adding a few leftover Central Park Complements, a PML Sun cut with a Stitched Circle Thin Cut, and a few more items from the PML papers. This layout was so simple to create, yet it has such an amazing impact. I personally plan on using this layout for a Fourth of July photo. This layout makes such an incredible impact, that I decided to enter it into this week’s Color My Heart Dare Challenge and Heart2Heart Lovely Layers Challenge.
Make sure to visit my website to view all of the Central Park products we have available for you. The Central Park products I used on this layout are available, while supplies last, through August 31st, so make sure you snag them before they are gone. I can’t wait to see what you create!