Hello everyone! Daisie here with my first project for the Ink Road Stamps Design Team. I’m thrilled to be here!! For my first project I chose to use the Between The Lines stamps set to create a Fourth of July themed layout.
My photo library contains hundreds of holiday and special event photos that I struggle to document. It is difficult when I don’t have the perfect product or papers to document the moments or awesome photos. I often struggle to use the over-the-top themed products that are available for these events. I’ve decided to conquer my fears and create a fun a festive layout using what I already had in my stash. This is a simple layout that you can easily recreate for your Fourth of July photos!
- Between The Lines Stamp Set
- preferred red and blue ink (I used Ranger Archival Ink in Vermillion and Cobalt)
- 2 pieces of preferred white cardstock (I use Sweet Tooth from Cardstock Warehouse)
- alpha for title
- embellishments (SpiegelMom Scraps sequins, Frond Of You cut file, Glitter foam stars)
- corner rounder
- foam adhesive
- tape runner
- paper trimmer and/or scissors
- stamp platform or acrylic block
The first step is to stamp out the lines. Cut 2 strips of 3.5×12 white cardstock. Using your stamp platform or block and the straight line stamp repeat the stamp until the whole strip is covered. One strip should be using red ink, one blue. Then cut the strips into 3×3 squares. I used a corner rounder on the squares to make the layout less boxy.
Next, draw, trace, or die cut stars out of the center of each square. Use a craft knife or scissor to cut the stars out. For my design, I wanted the blue and red stripes to be going in opposite directions so I made sure to be aware of this when drawing the stars. It helps to lay the squares out in the design you want them to be in and just do one at a time.
Now it’s time to assemble the layout. I chose to put my photo in the center of the layout. It is a 4×4 photo and fits perfectly into the surrounding squares. Using the foam adhesive, I popped up everything with a blue stripe. Each square had alternating dimension which gave it an interesting optical illusion quality.
The last step is to embellish! I added the title to the bottom using Recollections red alpha stickers and Paige Evans blue foam Thickers. I decided to use a diagonal splattering of sequins and glitter foam stars for the added sparkle that the Fourth of July demands. A couple of the leaves from the Frond of You cut file from Ink Road Stamp shop under the photo to break up the pattern a little. And that was that!
To see my full process head over to Youtube and check out the video.