Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is still enjoying the winter holidays 🙂
Today’s feature layout was created by Laurie. She created a full page for her layout title, ‘December’, and then put together her elements on the second page to create a cute Christmas tree shape.
To make the big ‘December’ title on the first page, Laurie cut out the letters from both the black Bazzill bling cardstock and the pink and and white stripped paper using her electronic cutting tool. Once it is put all together, it gives the effect of letter shaped windows to a pattern behind the base page, even though it is adhered on top.
I love the snow effect Laurie added to her letters and trees. To get this effect, she used the Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste. Once it dried, she also added a bit of oxide ink to give it that pink tint and tie it in with the pinky theme of the paper. It also helps pull together the paper with the pink cardstock and pink glitter paper.
How cute is the tree Laurie has made on this page!? She just used straight strips of the black Bazzill Bling cardstock. The seam-binding bow died red with distress ink is the perfect topping detail for keeping the top from looking too empty! If you want to give this tree format a try, here are the dimensions Laurie used: two strips 1/2″ wide X 12″ long, one strip 1/2″ wide X 11″ long (the bottom), and one block 3/4″ X 2 3/4″ (the stump). These easiest way to make it would be to make the triangle before adhering it to the page. Line up the strips and attach them with a dot of adhesive at each corner. Cut of where the square ends extend past each other so that the corners are left triangle shaped. Then, adhere the triangle to the center of the page. Add the stump on last.
I think using the gray ribbon as a film strip is such a cool idea. Laurie just printed out little 1″ X 1 1/4″ images and stuck them straight onto the fabric. On this page she has also used the Opaque Crackle Texture Paste from Ranger to add a dimensional snow effect to her trees. If you look closely at the glittered pink tree line, you can see that where Laurie has placed the snow actually gave the trees more shape. On it’s own, the die-cut is actually just a silhouette, but if you add the snow in layers as Laurie has, you can actually create the illusion of there being branches like there are on the larger tree die-cuts!
I hope you enjoyed today’s tidbit of inspiration. We hope to see you in-store soon!
Happy Holidays 🙂