Happy Saturday! I can't believe it's been almost two months since I last posted. I wish I could say I have been busy with fun stuff, but alas, I've been mostly driving around, moving kids from point A to point B. Boring, right? I did vacation a little, and I'll share those photos soon. Meanwhile...
Woohoo for the August Technique Tuesday Studio AE Blog Hop. If you don't know what Studio AE is, please go here to find out. Long story short, it's a monthly club with stamps designed by the awesome Ali Edwards. They are so very useful for cards, layouts, Project Life, everything!
This month's stamp set is called Leaving On A Jet Plane. This is right up my alley. I so love traveling. Like a lot! And these stamps are pretty much perfect. Check them out:
For my layout, I used the the Leaving On A Jet Plane set with Travel With Flair.
|stamps: Technique Tuesday / ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink Cat's Eyes, Tsukineko Versafine / embossing powder: American Crafts Zing in White / patterned paper: Lawn Fawn / wood veneer: Studio Calico / 1" punch: EK Success|
ETA: I've had a few questions about how the layout was put together.
The base of the layout is digital. I edited my photo (I use Photoshop), added a white layer to the right, adjusted transparency, and typed the journaling at the bottom. It was printed on matte photo paper at home (I use a Canon Pixma MG5220). The print is slightly smaller than 8.5"x11". Then I matted the photo onto the Lawn Fawn patterned paper, which is cut to letter size. The title is stamped directly onto the photo with Versafine (which is my go-to black ink for images I don't color.) The white heart swirls were stamped in white ink and then heat embossed with white powder. The circles were stamped onto white cardstock, punched out with an 1" punch, then added with pop up adhesive. Wood veneers were added last with Scotch Tacky Glue (my fave for adding not-too-heavy 3D embellies.)
If you are not a digi person, I'd print the journaling onto some vellum and then add that to a large photo. Make sure you are using inkjet printer vellum or the ink will smear. And even so, give it a little time to dry before working with the vellum. You might want to hide the adhesive (Tombow makes a great vellum adhesive) by applying it sparingly in the corner or just use some staples (which would be my choice.)
Please leave me a comment and a $25 gift certificate will go to someone who comments during the hop. The winner will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.
Don't forget to stop by the other blogs on the hop and leave a comment on each.
Thanks for coming by today! Hope you are having a great weekend.