Monday, November 16, 2020

Stamping with Kira


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!

xo, Kira 

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