Happy Monday! Khristina here with another super fun layout using two different Ink Road Stamps. I found this older patterned paper in a local scrapbook store (yes, a few do still exist!) and was excited to see what potential it could have. I knew right away that I wanted to use it to capture a story of a little moment in our lives right now.
My kids and I have a huge collection of board games and can often be found playing together in the evenings and on weekends. Do you still play board games? I take lots of photos and look for little stories to tell from a slightly unique perspective. My youngest kiddo is currently going thru a phase of wanting to play The Game Of Life and is obsessed with collecting “all the babies” that he possibly can. His car is often overflowing with passengers and it makes us all laugh! Thus, a simple everyday moment becomes a story that needs to be told!
I started off by grabbing the Block Party Alpha Outline stamp set and adding the word LIFE straight onto the background paper. Since these photos are close-ups of playing the Game of Life but I wanted a different title, this was a fun way to bring that game title element into the layout.
Next, I grabbed a bunch of scrap pieces of patterned paper left over from another project and stamped some circles from my favorite Ink Road stamp set Full Circle. This stamp set is super versatile and added a really unique touch to my patterned paper selection that matched the game board and its feel perfectly. I added some dimensional adhesive between my circles to give some depth to the embellishments. I used a diagonal design element when adding them to the layout to draw the eye right thru my focal photo and down to my title and journaling.
Then, I simply finished off the layout with a few puffy sticker black stars and a title that sits directly on top of my photo. I had that specific story in mind to tell which went into the journaling underneath my photos. Easy peasy layout with a fun custom background and hand-crafted embellishments. I love combining different stamp sets together especially when I can make a unique background so I challenge you to give that a try this week!