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Fussy Cutting with Kira

February 25, 2018

Hey there, it’s Kira and I am back with a 12×12 layout today using one of my favorite Ink Road stamp sets, the Block Party Alpha.  I love most things about this stamp set, the size is perfect for just about everything, the font is simple and clean, and you can use it for just about every project you want.

I had the idea for this layout to create a long title.  Usually when I do this, I grab a quote from Pinterest that suits the photo I plan on using.  (Looking back on it, I should’ve used a Bon Jovi quote…but that’s a different story for a different day.  Lol.)  But this time I decided to spell out a bunch of words that represented the photo.

I decided to scrap these two photos of my oldest son sleeping on his “Uncles”.  My brother in law is seriously the best, you guys don’t even know.  He loves his nephews more than anything.  And my kids were lucky enough to get to spend the Christmas holiday week with him.  Which meant long days playing constantly with him, and eventually crashing at the end of the day, most of the time still attached to Uncles.  Sweet, right?

So I chose a lot of words like “love”, “family” and “together”.  I wrote all the words down prior to stamping and tallied up how many letters of each I would end up needing.  Then I took out a 12×12 sheet of smooth white cardstock and went through each letter of the alphabet, stamping x amount for each letter using the Block Party Outline alpha and then moving on to the next.  Once all the letters were stamped, I spent a little while fussy cutting each letter.

I chose a background with a fairly busy, darker background so I used some white gesso on the area I planned on placing my photo and title.  Once that was dry, I added a tiny bit of glue to each letter and adhered them on the page.  I added some machine stitching over each row of words.  I love the additional texture it added to my page.

I finished off the page with some embellishing and some paint splattered in white, black and gold.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


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