Today I am the guest designer at She's a Sassy Lady. I continue to try to to do 12x12 layouts. The trouble I have is that I take tons of pictures and I like to journal details. So as I was laying out the Gypsy file for this project, I decided to try some "new" techniques.
So the first thing I did was make the snowflake lacepaper for my layout. I made this file using Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art.
This is going to be my base paper to back the snowflake paper.
Then I adhered the snowflake paper to the base paper using Permanent Crafter's Companion (red can).
I then took Crushed Olive Distress Ink and inked the edges of the card. I used Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to ink the sides of the tag.
Then on the end of tag, I tied some silver tinsel ribbon that I bought at Michaels. I used my ATG gun to tape down the sides on the card to make a pocket. Then I slid the tag in, hiding my journaling space (I cannot write straight to save my life).
Next I cut the phrase "Sweet Memories" from Winter Frolic at 2.62 inches (real size off). I cut the base and the shadow. This cartridge has a whole layer of phrases, plus borders!
I then took my 5x7 Cuttlebug Folders and ran the phrase and the background through 2 different folders. The shadow was embossed with the large dot folder.
The base was embossed with one of the folders from the Romance collection.
Then I used Crushed Olive and Worn Lipstick to ink and bring out the embossing.
Then I laid all pieces down and adhered them to the lacepaper.
Here is a close up of the tag holder.
I am slowly gaining confidence in my ability to do a layout. I love that this layout can hold a lot of journaling and room for 5 pictures. I am going to use our family pictures we take this weekend during Gingerbread House decorating to fill it up! I am sure once I get done taking this pics, this will become a double layout!
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