Hey there! It's Kira and I am back with another layout in my life crafted album. Today I wanted to focus on one of my favorite Citrus Twist products: the stamps! Here's a look at the layout I made today:
I started this layout with a story: a story about my youngest son and what he says around our new puppy. I didn't have any pictures that necessarily ~fit~ the story, so I found one of my favorites from Halloween and decided to use that. The colors in the photo are very autumn-ish: browns, yellows, reds, so I pulled out a few ink pads from my stash that I thought would work well wish the photo.
Before stamping, I printed out the paper I wanted to use as my background. Typically when I am looking for a background paper with a subtle print, I opt for a grid pattern. But while searching through my CTK digital files, I stumbled upon this polka dot from October. Since I knew I wanted to stamp on one side and type on the reverse, I changed the opacity so it was more of a grey dot than the original black dot.
Then I started my stamping! I grabbed the three stamp sets from this month: This is Life stamp set, Travelers Notebook stamp set and the Life Crafted stamp set. I chose a few stamps from each set that I thought would work well with this story, and stamped in a 2"x3" area on my paper, using four different colors. The stars worked well to fill in any gaps I had in my design.
On the reverse page, I typed out my journaling before I printed my background paper. Then I backed my photo with some patterned paper from the add-on kit, which coordinated with the colors of ink I had chosen. I placed a cut apart on some foam tape and added it between my photo and my journaling.
To tie the pages together, I took a strip of the orange patterned paper and adhered it to the bottom of the stamped page. I added some stitching with my sewing machine. And finished it off with my title, using the white foam alphas from the Life Crafted kit.
Thanks for stopping by!