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I was more prepared for this show than I have ever been in the past. I used a Heidi Swapp "Invisible" as the base for my layout.
I sprayed the Invisible with two colors of alcohol ink. I sprayed the Stream ink first, dabbed it with a paper towel, waited for a few minutes then sprayed Sailboat Blue. I dabbed the Sailboat Blue as well and then let it dry.
I used Making Memories patterned paper from the Noteworthy line. I hand cut the scalloped edge and sewed a border.
I then took a piece of cardboard and played with the positioning of the photos. Once I was happy with the placement of the photos, I added the 7 Gypsies dot rub ons to the cardboard.
I packed up some embellishments and hit the road.
On the show, I added the photos to the piece of cardboard. I then wrapped the cardboard with white ribbon and tied a bow of to the side. Next, I chose some 7 Gypsies rub ons that I rubbed directly onto the ribbon. I punched 5 circles from Teresa Collins paper (her new Friendship line).
To balance the pink and blue colors, I added some of the new Prima pebbles to the top of the punched circles.
I used 3-D foam squares on all of the punched circles for added dimension. I also chose one of the new Prima flowers to create a "grouping" around the white bow and to add a little more pink.
I noticed on the Making Memories patterned paper the line being called "Noteworthy" (which the story behind the photo was for me) so I did not cut that off of the paper as I was getting ready to sew it. I then took a Making Memories Shimmer label holder and "framed" the Noteworthy for added emphasis. I did not use the brads that came with the label holders, instead I used the Making Memories Jewel brads. (Who doesn't need a little extra "bling" LOL!!!!)
I measured the area where I wanted the journaling to go and set my word program to not exceed the measurements as I was typing the story. I always do a test print on regular printer paper to make sure the journaling looks good and really "fits" the space I want it to go into.
Once I thought it looked good I printed the journaling out on white cardstock, cut it into strips and added each one to the piece of cardboard.
I really do love adding dimension to my layouts and projects. I'm often asked how do I put them into albums. I use the American Crafts D-Ring Albums. Due to the dimension I use on my layouts I probably can't get as many in there versus the layouts being flat but that is something I don't mind. I also store my albums upright. As long as I don't over fill the inside of my albums and I store them upright my layouts do not get destroyed or distorted.
I hope everyone is having a great Sunday!