Valentine’s Layout: Future Heartbreaker!

By Gail LindnerInspiration, Layouts, , Comments are off

I love this time of year when there are reminders of love everywhere! It sparked a story that I’ve been meaning to document and that’s of my sweet 4-year-old son and how loving he is towards others.

I was inspired recently by this amazing crafter and her “faux” cross stitch art! I wanted to create a similar effect on a layout background but tweaked it a bit so it was an embossing resist background.

Valentines's Layout: Embossing Resist Background @gail_lindner @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbooking #DIY #valentines

You can see for the stitches, I clear embossed a whole heap of ‘x’s – this was actually from an old alphabet set I had. I roughly drew the shape of my heart in pencil before I started.

I then used a very watered down paint and a wide brush to add color over the top to reveal the design! I used Bazzill White cardstock as my background of choice as I wanted the texture of the cardstock to show through the wash of paint. You can see that texture really well in the photo below.

Valentines's Layout: Embossing Resist Background @gail_lindner @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbooking #DIY #valentines


This was the perfect statement to add my photo of my little boy, the story and embellishments to complete the layout. As a border around the outside of the white background, I used the marble cardstock in dark grey (Sugar Wafer).

Valentines's Layout: Embossing Resist Background @gail_lindner @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #scrapbooking #DIY #valentines

Inspiration is really everywhere! I hope I’ve inspired you today to document the loving traits of others as well as try a new background technique that could be used for a multitude of projects!


Bazzill Basics Supplies Used: Bazzill Basics Trends Collection: Sugar Wafer Marble, Marshmallow Ombre; Classic Collection: Bazzill White

Other Supplies Used: Pink Paislee embellishments, Dear Lizzy letters, Heidi Swapp stickers and patterned paper