Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hi everyone!! I'm super excited today... because my very first post as a DT member at the Sweet Stamp Shop goes live today!!!

Here's a look at the two projects I made with the theme of stars and pinwheels:

You might be able to guess from the photo that I’ll be concentrating on stars and pinwheels - so of course I grabbed the “Wheely Like You” stamp set! I stamped a bunch of pinwheels, both large and small, and fussy cut them out. I also cut a whole bunch of stars using my Cameo – you could use any punches you have, or even cut them out by hand!

I had a general idea of the design I wanted, so I lay it out on my paper, without gluing anything down yet.

After doing this, I realized that two photos was a bit too much, and that even after adding layers under my photo, the background was just a bit distracting. I removed one photo, and then... gesso to the rescue! I simply brushed some on, behind where the photo was going to go. This muted the color of the stars down just enough to let the photo stand out, and also adds some awesome texture.

I also cut out a little library pocket for some hidden journaling I could write on a tag because there wasn’t a good place in the background to write. I used a freebie cut file from Chic Tags which you can find here.

For a little added interest, I thought the skyline silhouette stamp from the brand new "Super Mom" set would be perfect stamped in silver ink on vellum. It was a bit of work fussy cutting it out, but I think it was so worth it!

And here’s a look at my finished layout!

For my cards, I used some leftover pieces I had from the layout. 

To read about how that came together and check out some of the awesome stamp sets I used, visit the post over at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you're having a great weekend! I'll be back soon to share and a layout about my birthday!!! ;)

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