This past week I’ve been focusing on making pretty things that make me happy.
Whatever I liked I went with…whether it was a paper line, a colour scheme, or my own handwriting.
This card got sent to my best friend in Thunder Bay to celebrate her university graduation with her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of English Arts. Right?! I am so unbelievably proud of her so I wanted to make her an extra special card.
I used the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection along with a LOT of layering. Isn’t that book chipboard piece brilliant? And that gold glitter dot acetate?
Honestly, I can’t believe some of my cards fit in envelopes with all of the layers I put on.
Plus, how hilarious are those Star Trek postage stamps??? Perfect for happy mail.
I’ve also been loving incorporating my own version of mixed media into my scrapbooking lately.
I usually start my layouts as “art journaling” pages and then they morph into scrapbook layouts somehow. I like that though because then I get therapy AND a scrapbook page out of it.
The background is mint acrylic paint, modeling paste + stencil, white heavy body acrylic paint, pink acrylic paint, and turquoise spray ink.
The title I wrote out freehand with my Versamark embossing brush marker, and then heat embossed with Ranger superfine black embossing powder. Fussy cutting the words wasn’t my fave but I love how the title turned out so it was worth the 2 minutes of suffering.
I also added a few diecut shapes from the Crate Paper Oasis collection which went well with the wedding photo of us looking at succulents in the Botanical Conservatory.
Aren’t those little pink dimensional dots lovely? They’re one of the new Nuvo Jewel drops (rose water). They’re tinted, translucent, dimensional, and perfect for cards & layouts.
This layout is on display in the store if you’d like a closer look. Feel free to ask how I did something so you can try it yourself!
Happy Sunday, all!