Have Courage and Be Kind, a Tech Tip layout

Hello friends!

Today, I am on the blog with a layout using June’s Sunshine Days kit.

My youngest sister just graduated college, and of course I wanted to document it!

For my Tech Tip: repeat a shape to create visual interest.  It can be in a pattern or random, like the circles are in my layout.  You can use all sorts of shapes…I’ve used circles, squares, rectangles, diamonds, triangles, and hearts.  You can make your shapes all one size, or vary the sizes, like my layout.  If you vary your sizes though, try to have at least 3 different sizes.  Adhere your shapes to create depth.  In my layout, I glued some circles straight to the page, and I’ve attached other circles to the layout using foam tape to create interest.  Also notice that I have overlapped some of my circles.  I have hand cut shapes, I’ve used paper punches and metal dies, and now that I have a silhouette cameo, I use that as well.

To create my layout, first I cut the circle frames on my silhouette cameo.  I then backed those frames with photos and pattern paper from the Crate Paper Oasis collection.  I left one circle open.  I attached the cut file to a piece of white cardstock using foam tape to create dimension.  I attached the Elle’s Studio vellum circle (my title) to the white cardstock in the empty circle frame.  I punched out a few smaller sized circles and adhered them to my layout.  (The cork colored circles is from last month’s planner kit.)  I die cut the 2017 using some number dies in my stash.  I cut the numbers with white cardstock and the Crate Paper pattern paper.  I glued them on top of each other, with the pattern paper on top, creating my own chipboard numbers, which I talked about in this post.  I added my journaling that I typed on the computer.  Next, I trimmed a little of the white cardstock, and adhered it to the blue Crate Paper pattern paper, and added machine stitching.  To finish off my layout, I added some ink splatters.

That’s it for me!  Hope I’ve inspired to get your punches out and get crafty!

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