Living the dream with Havana Nights

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my first project using the Havana Nights Kaisercraft collection.

IMG_8721I love the summery tones in this collection and have used the stamps that go with the collection around the layout.

I started by using the pastel stripy side of the Exotic paper as my base, then cut down a piece of  Coconut Weave Kaisercard by 1/4 of an inch on two adjacent sides.

Next I used the Sew Easy Tool stitch piercer to pierce around two corners, then stitched with some pale green thread.

I  stuck my card to the base, then used lots of rectangles of papers from the 6.5 x 6.5  pad to mat across the top half of the page. Trying them in all sorts of different orders together with one of the sentiments from the Ferns paper.  I like to use the pad for this quite often as the patterns are the same as the main collection but on a smaller scale so it gives more variety to your page,then matted my photo on some of the same papers then placed on the layers.

IMG_8677When I was happy with the order I started stamping with the lovely co – ordinating stamp set .

I used the outline flower and solid flower and one of the mosaic type squares to stamp around the layout with a variety of distress inks, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick.

IMG_8680 IMG_8691I used a piece of card to mask off where I didn’t want to stamp on the papers, cut the little solid flower out and tucked it under a triangular piece of mosaic paper in the left hand bottom corner. I also fussy cut some of the flowers from the paper pad and layered them with foam tape on this corner.

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IMG_8700 IMG_8718I also used some of the die cuts from the Collectables to embellish the layout and some pink hearts from the Epoxy Stickers .

IMG_8699I hope you have been inspired by this collection, happy crafting !

~ Denise ~