Hello all! It is the beginning of a wonderful long weekend here in South Africa! Monday is actually “Heritage Day”, but it is also National “Braai (BBQ) Day” !!
As Braaiing is a South African Sport (really) we thought we would roll in the weekend with a step by step tutorial by our September DT Member, René Sharp, and the theme of her layout has something to do with sports!!
I gather all the elements I want to use on my page. In this instance I changed the color of my photos to black & white, as they didn’t match the patterned papers I want to use. I do this fairly often! I am doing a sports themed page, so I grabbed both the lovely “teresa collins” stamps included in the kit.
I spray some Mister Huey’s Color Mist in the color Leaf Green onto a piece of cream cardstock, I like the effect of spraying mist onto plain cardstock, it gives it a bit of life!
I decided to make some embellies from the stamps. I used some of the Glossy Cardstock that came with the kit. This is the first time I have embossed and used Tim Holtz distress ink with this cardstock, and it goes on like a dream!!
I stamp the image with VersaMark ink, and then add white embossing powder. Here is the image before I have heated it.
Here is the image after I have heated it. I don’t have a fancy heating gun, so I just use my toaster to heat the image.
Sponge some Distress Ink onto the image. I used the Tim Holtz Distress ink in the color “Faded Jeans”.
Cut out the image. I followed the same procedure with the other “Teresa Collins” stamp in the kit. I plan to pop up both the stamped images with foam tape!
I fiddle with my photos and other elements until I find a layout I am happy with. I cut out some of the lovely card images from the “Cheer ‘em on” paper from Webster’s Pages, using pieces with blue in them so I can add a little bit of blue to co-ordinate with the blue stamped images!! I use my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the word “athletics”, arrow and the stars.
A side-on view so you can see how lovely the popped up embossed stamped embellies look on my layout!!
Here is my final layout!!! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!!