Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here with you today sharing a layout as part of Stamping week on the blog. Today I decided to have some fun with the Oh My Heart stamp set and embossing powder to create my own patterned paper.
For this layout I decided to document a story about my little man. The cut file I used was a free download here, it came with both the pie chart and title ‘real life’ which was just perfect for documenting this photo and story of ‘the look’. ‘The look’ is something that my little man does to me whenever I ask him for a photo, it’s a ‘seriously mum, more photos?’ look. I was glad I managed to capture it so I could document this story.
So let’s get onto the stamping shall we? For this layout, as I mentioned above, I decided to pull out the Oh My Heart stamp set. I looked at all the images and words on the stamp set and decided on the text ‘today’. I chose to use the stamping technique of embossing and pulled out my Zing Charcoal embossing powder to do this.
I wanted to create my own patterned paper that I could use to back a portion of the pie chart. For this layout I chose to use the green tones of the Oh My Heart patterned papers with pops of black and white prints. Using the ‘today’ stamp and the charcoal embossing powder I was able to create my own patterned paper that complemented the papers and embellishments that I have chosen to use. I finished backing the remaining parts of the cut file with other 12×12 papers in the collection.
To create the patterned paper I simply stamped the sentiment multiple times with versamark ink and applied the embossing powder to it. I then heat set it with a heat gun. I didn’t worry too much about perfect alignment of the stamp and just embraced the randomness of it. I love the result and want to do it again! So fun!
To document the story of the layout I used my typewriter and also cut out the ‘note to self’ sentiment from one of the 6×6 patterned papers.
Some of the icons and phrases in the cut apart Paper 16 in the collection were the perfect addition to this layout, both in colour and also the images on them.
I am a big lover of lots of layers and detail within clusters. This cluster was made up of lots of bits and pieces from that same paper (Paper 16). I cut some of the paper strips into banners by cutting a fishtail into the end.
To finish the layout I added some splatters of black Heidi Swapp colour shine and also added detail by stitching around the main edges and sections of the cut file.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have enjoyed this post and that I have inspired you to pull out your stamps and embossing powders and get creating!