A few weeks ago, I saw a fun layout from Sue at Life & Memories that sparked the idea for my layout below. I have a Silhouette HD but haven’t been using it much lately. Her die-cut background element with a few of the circles filled in with pattern paper had the kind of look I wanted to create for this photo of my sleeping nephews.
Of course, as is the way of inspiration, my layout looks absolutely nothing like Sue’s. I just loved the idea of cutting some shapes out of a background and backing them with pattern paper and that’s the idea I ran with.
Featured Supplies: American Crafts Jute, Stickles Diamond, Kreinik Pearl Blending filament, Silhouette Shooting Star, Sew Easy, LAX Thickers.
I used the Silhouette to cut stars out of the cardstock and used the negative piece as a frame for my photo. I backed each star shape with a different pattern paper. For added texture, I punched additional stars in the same pattern papers and added them around the layout. I found an older Thicker alphabet with a white glitter finish that was perfect for my title.
My extra finishing touches were to bring the glitter from the title into the other corners of the page by mounting smaller stars inside the larger ones and outlining the shape with Diamond Stickles. With my Sew Easy, I created stitching lines for a border and used some Kreinik Pearl filament (borrowed from my cross stitch supplies) for thread as I wanted something with luster. And lastly, I trailed some yellow jute around the stars for added interest.
Has anything inspired you to create a project recently?
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