Look at this fun summer scrapbook layout! It’s bright and has lots of fun elements. We made this at my June Scrapbook class. The colors are Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Whisper White. The Designer Paper that I used is the Summer Smooches Designer Series paper. The sun is made by cutting a circle on the Big Shot and then punching with the Pennant punch and attaching them all the way around the circle. To create the waves I used a few different things – the bottom layer of paper was cut with the small scallop Adorning Accents Edgelit, the middle white layer was punched with the 1″ circle punch and then sponged with Island Indigo ink, the top layer is cut with the Large Scallop Edgelit die. I also looked for a stamp to use for the splash of the waves and finally ended up using the Everything Eleanor stamp set. Who would have thought of using that set for a summer beach page!
Then I used an idea from a scrapbook magazine to add the quilling to make the waves more dimensional. I cut thin strips with my Tabletop Paper Cutter. And then curled them around a skewer to create the curled waves. I used my multipurpose liquid glue to attach them to the layout. To finish the page I wanted to add the fish jumping in the waves. I searched my stamps for fish – nothing in my current collection has a fish in it. So now what. My Digital Studio to the rescue! I searched the Stampin’ Up! Digital Downloads and found one called Summer Splash. I quickly purchased it online, downloaded it and installed it and open My Digital Studio. I added the fish stamp and changed the colors to match my page – I printed out 6 fish on Whisper White card stock on my home printer – cut them out and added them to my page with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Ta-da! They are just perfect.
Now to add some fun summer pictures. But I’m going to have to find a new place to get them printed – the Wolf Camera near my house is going out of business – darn. I guess it’s time to try out some new places to see who I like.
I’m headed back to the craft room to work on convention swaps. I’ll be leaving in one week – this time next week I should be sitting on the plane getting ready to take off!