Happy NSD to all my fellow scrappers out there! Hopefully you are doing something crafty to celebrate (I'm going to count spending way too much time on Pinterest as "crafty!") and enjoying this weekend. In honor of the holiday, I thought I'd share a recent layout as well as a little giveaway too!
S U P P L I E S :
This page was inspired by the "Adorable You" layout by Cynthea Sandoval on page 69 of the spring 2016 SCT issue. I loved the bold lettering she used and knew I wanted to try the technique! I chose a big blocky font called Poplar to make my title and then cut some of the title letters from patterned papers (using my Cameo) and others from photos.
The shaped photos required just a little Photoshop work before printing. I added a new layer to my photo file that contained the outline of the letter (I copied it from Illustrator, where I created the title). After selecting the area outside of the letter with the magic wand tool, I deleted that area from my photo and then printed it out. Then I used scissors to carefully trim it out.
I added some simple embellishments to the letters like enamel dots, rub-ons and paper clips. I also stamped a water ring in three areas of the page to create a visual triangle. (I used a really old Studio Calico stamp that's not available anymore, but there are other cute water ring products available!).
You can download the cut file with my "Swim Fast" title over at the Scrapbook & Cards blog today. And they have inspiring posts and giveaways scheduled every hour today, so be sure and pop over there to celebrate! (And stay tuned for a very exciting announcement at the end of the day!)
And now for my own little giveaway: I've got a mystery box filled with a delightful assortment of scrap goodies up for grabs, and it just so happens to contain a copy of the latest issue of SCT. If you'd like to be entered to win it, just leave me a comment telling me how you are celebrating today. (Um, it totally doesn't have to be scrapbook-related and bonus points if it involves wine, Netflix, or anything related to dessert.) I'll pick a winner on Monday and announce them in the post below.
Enjoy your day!