Monday, July 13, 2015

July issue of CREATE

It's the second Monday in July and that usually means... New CREATE issue! I'm excited for this issue for a couple of reason, it's incredible and it really pushed me out of my comfort zone.

First let's take a look at the fantastic cover.
 Isn't it beautiful? You can see this issue and past issues here.

The layout I'd like to share today is the one that defintely pushed me out of my comfort zone, it's a product focus of stencils. I'm not a huge stencil user, and usually the rare times I do use them are on cards. I really had no idea how to approach this, to gather ideas I went a craft store and just walked around making sure to take my time and really look over the products to see if anything inspired me.

I was lucky because I found the perfect thing.
iCraft Deco Foil liquid adhesive from Therm-O-Web. This stuff is magic! I love the foil trend that is going on but I don't have a laminating machine to get the look, enter this adhesive. You can get the foil look you love, with no heat at all. I did have to apply some removable adhesive to the back side of my stencil to keep it from seeping underneath. Zig two way glue worked just perfect for this and it was super quick to do. All I had to do was wait for the foil adhesive to dry and rub my foil sheet on top, so easy and a great look!

You can see the foil in action inside the letter  L.
I used some silver cardstock to die cut hearts with some My Favorite Things and Sizzix dies to help reinforce the silver foiling.

It ends up being being a bright and playful layout, perfect for pictures of my niece and son when playing at the playground. The large word Playtime, works as both my title and a great way to spotlight a few of my favorite photos, it's cut on my cameo using the font Impact.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to have process videos back in the near future. My computer is having issues and I'm hoping to replace it when the new Windows operating system comes out.

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