This weeks theme is Summer Layouts - in the Southern Hemisphere we are heading to winter, so I am going to create a layout of that will remind me of summer and one of my favourite places to be - in our garden.
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The first step is, using white card, cut out one (1) Wrought Iron Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® Die D-Lites™ and two (2) Gilded Gate Two Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities® Die D-Lites™ using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine. Also cut and emboss one (1) of the oval frames from the Jewel Framed Sentiments Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities®
NOTE: It is recommended that you use Wax Paper between the Die and the card with the filigree dies, to make removal easier.
Cut and emboss two (2) sets of Les Papillions Two butterflies. I have alternated the colours of the base and filigree butterflies. Before removing the card, use the Dies a a Stencil on the base butterfly, sponging using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment Ink in Pistachio and an IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Sponge Daubers™. You can see how effective it is in the photo below.
Cut and emboss Rose Creations Shapeabilities® - one (1) Size six flower, two (2) size four flowers, one (1) size three flower and one (1) size one flower. Curl each petal using a small paintbrush and layer the flowers - secure them with a small brad. I found a small piece of a flower I had created and glued it into the center to add to the flower.
My photos were the right size (6 x4 inches) and did not need cutting, but they fitted perfectly into the 5x7 Matting Basics B Card Creator Dies - size Die. I embossed them using the usual embossing sandwich, giving me an edge to sand on the photo - I love the effect this gives- you can see the close up below.
Next I stamped two (2) of the large bee from the Penny Black®, Inc. - Sweet as Honey stamp set, plus one (1) small bee. These have been cut out and coloured using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Markers™. The larger Bees have been layered and the wings had shimmer added.
The Jewel Framed Sentiments frame has been taped together at the back and sponging added in the same manner as above, next the butterflies are glued on. This is adhered to the Want2Scrap© Chipboard, which is then adhered to the left side of the photos, using glue. Pearls are added around the edge of the frame.
Wrought Iron and Gilded Gate Two Die D-Lites™ to the lower edge of the paper, lining up the top bar of the gates with the bottom edge of the photo. Position the fence either side of the gates, as shown. Add a layered Les Papillions Two butterflies to the center of the Gilded Gate Two and adhere pearls to the center.
The Want2Scrap© - Frilly Flourish Swirl - White Pearls has been added to the right side of the photos, roughly centered and the Rose Creations flower adhered to the lower right side, using glue.
I have finished off adding the sentiment using chipboard that has had the top shiny layer removed and has been sponged using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ in Pistachio and a dauber, these have been glued along the bottom of the fence.
Thank you for stopping by - I hope this layout inspired you to get out your photos and Dies - to capture those memories that will 'warm your heart' on cooler days and be a legacy that your family and friends will enjoy sharing with you. Please feel free to add any questions relating to this project in the comments bellow. I read them all and will answer you here. Have a wonderful day!