This week on the Pink Paislee Blog, the Design Team is sharing ideas for using Rub Ons. I wanted to feature the rub ons from the gorgeous, Moonstruck collection on my layout. I tend to use rub ons sporadically on my layouts… one or two strategically placed among other embellishments, but I thought it would be fun to incorporate them in a large focal design.
I wanted a patterned paper background so I chose a subtle design that
would allow the rub ons to stand out. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a
large heart shape. Then I used a pencil to lightly trace the shape onto
my background paper. I started placing the rub ons at the bottom of the
heart on the left hand side of the heart shape. Then I continued
following the pencil outline until all of the shape outline was filled
with the rub ons.
Once I had all of the rub ons in place, I machine stitched around the
heart shape so I could cover any of the pencil line that might show
through. I placed the photo and title inside the heart to fill the open
shape. Since the rub ons were a flat element on the layout, I used some
of the cork pieces and puffy stickers to add dimension to the layout.
Once I had everything in its place, I decided to add some black Color
Shine splatters. I loved the contrast it added against the watercolor
look of the background paper. If I’m adding my Color Shine to a
completed layout, I always cover my photo with scrap paper to keep any
of the mist from getting on it. But I don’t mind it splatters over my
If you're looking for more ideas on how to use rub ons for your projects, make sure you stop by the Pink Paislee Blog and check out all of this week's posts.