Hey y’all! Laura Alberts here with a 9×12 layout featuring the gorgeous Merry & Bright collection! Using mostly paper for this one for an extra challenge! I wanted to let this sweet photo stand out on this layout, so I kept my design simple and embellishing light. Using the floral swag from the opposite side of this Happy Holidays patterned paper tucked behind my photo with three paper strips behind it as a base.
I layered a few smaller florals that I fussy cut from the Joy to the World patterned paper on top of the large swag as well as tiny florals that are sprinkled around the edge of the cluster. I also added dots of Nuvo Drops in gold for a soft dimensional detail and gold ink splatter as a finishing touch.
I fussy cut this “Joy” title from the Season’s Greetings patterned paper and then popped it up on foam to give it a little interest and dimension on the otherwise flat layout. This helps to keep the attention on the photo by overlapping the edge of it slightly. I have included a sketch based on this layout to inspire you to give this design a try!
I hope the sketch for this layout inspires you and this embellishment style encourages you to look at your pattern papers a little differently! It’s fun to see how you can change things up. If you’d like to see the Joy layout come together, I have the entire process in the video below!