TheStitched Shapes Framelits Dies are BACK! If you've been waiting for them, please get your order in as soon as possible. I doubt if they will sell out again, but just in case!
This is a first for me today here on my blog - scrapbooking! I don't normally do this and have only dabbled in the past. But now my daughter is engaged to be married to a really wonderful man, I just had to! I thought it'd make a change from an engagement card and I could get this framed for them.
I started with a 12”x12” sheet of Sahara Sand Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Very Vanilla CS, and a top layer of a design from the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) that’s available in the new Spring catalogue. I adhered the top two layers together using Tombow. Then I took two pieces of the Very Vanilla ¼” Satin Ribbon and two pieces of the Very Vanilla ½” Lace Trim; they were all about 14” long. I applied small amounts of SNAIL along one side and and adhered them together. I wanted the Lace Trim to be on top although I’ve found you can put these two layers together either way and it looks lovely both ways.
I put SNAIL all along the back of the Satin Ribbon and then adhered the strips, one at the top and one at the bottom and then I used Fast Fuse to adhere the ends on the back. When I was happy that it was all adhered properly and straight, I adhered the whole layer to the sheet os Sahara Sand CS. I used Tombow and made sure I added a bit more on the ribbon ends as extra security to stop the ribbon from going walkabouts!
I based my design for my scrapbook page on a wedding card I’d made a copy of days earlier. Using Very Vanilla CS, I die cut two flowers and centres using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. I adhered them together and then adhered each of them onto the fabulous new Lace Doilies – Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other! In the centre of each flower, I adhered one of the Falling in Love Embellishments - Tombow is amazing!.
I printed several photographs from Christmas Day and played around with the layout. Long story, short! I settled on the three photographs I thought looked best and rounded the corners using my Project Life Corner Rounder. I kept everything in place while I started to adhere everything to my page. The first were the flower doilies, and next were the photographs, together with the plain Lace Doilies that I wanted under them. I adhered Vicki’s photograph with Dimensionals and the next two using Tombow.
My final touch were Leigh and Victoria’s names. I used a freshly re-inked Sahara Sand Ink Pad, together with the fabulous Brushwork Alphabet Stamp Set. I added six Rhinestones to represent the fabulouse solitaire diamond ring Vicki is now wearing on her left hand.
If you're a scrapbooker, I'd be pleased to hear your feedback, if I've omitted soomething, or if I've made any scrapbooking mistakes. Please be honest with me, but kind! LOL!
That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting!