Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Fourth of July 2016 Layout: Shimelle Design Team

Happy Fourth of July friends! 
Hope you have a blessed and fun filled day with your loved ones today!

I had so much fun seeing how many stars I could get on the page for this week's "Go Overboard with Stars" Challenge. 

For the first layer of stars, I used Whipped Spackle texture paste, and a Silhouette cut file to create a star stencil. 

Then I layered several other textures in star shapes as shown. Think vellum, patterned paper, stamps, stickers, and embellishments like the acrylic stars from Shimelle. In the photo above I used an X-acto knife to trim around the acrylic star, and don't you love how it is adhesive backed like a sticker? I do! 

Next, I wanted to create more dimension, so I used the Counting Stars cut file from the Cut Shoppe, and backed it with Shimelle True Stories, and Starshine papers. Making sure to leave some of the stars open, adds another layer of interest.

Using the Minc Machine to add gold foil to the Shimelle cards created more texture on the page and repeats the star shape.   Going for lots of repetition here! 

Stamping near the three embellishment clusters around the page in navy, and aqua for another layer of stars!

Here you can see a close up of the title and photo layers. The Shimelle Fitzgerald Thickers are a favorite font of mine.

Stitching down the vellum stars with a zig zag stitch, and adding the punched cork stars, gave lots of interest to the page with a variety of textures.
Choosing to add the stars in different textures around the page was a lot of fun! How many different layers of this repeating shape can you get on your layout? 

I can't wait to see what you all have to share, and your take on this challenge!

Have fun!


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