Another layout for you today! I apologize if you only make cards and are visiting but I’ve been on a scrapbooking role lately and just want to run with it, while it’s here:)
I love these sweet photos of my son. They are older photos (2012) but I noticed them on my computer the other day and realized they hadn’t been printed or documented. I knew it was time! This photo does not do this layout justice – these strips look amazing in person.
I was inspired by a layout I saw on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to recreate the look using these strips. Here are the steps I took to create this look:
- I created a template for each of the strips using scrap paper – if I remember correctly they are about 1″ wide.
- Once I was happy with the sizes, I traced them onto patterned paper from the Affectionately Yours paper pack and cut them out.
- I positioned them on the white background and used a pencil to trace the top and right side. This is the guide for stamping the border.
- Using the diagonal striped image from the Ready to Pop stamp set, I stamped the image along the pencil lines. Note: I lined the image up so that the line was midway through the image because I only wanted a portion of the image showing.
- I repeated this for all three strips, in three different colors of ink.
- Then I added dimensionals to the back of each strip and stuck them down.
It really does add great dimension to the page. I think this would also be a great idea to do with a zig zag pattern. I’ll have to try that on another layout.
The Ready to Pop set is a great set for stampers. It has some incredibly versatile images in it. I love the diagonal stripes and the dotted circle images. I can see using those as well as a couple other images quite often. I love sets that have images like these – they make for great backgrounds on both cards and layouts!
I will be back on Friday with more inspiration – this time it will be a card:)
Have a creative day!
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Note: it looks like the stamp set I used for the Sweet-ness has retired. However, there are many other stamp sets/die cut words you could use in its place.