Stick it Down : February Featured Designer

Cupcakes and Carousel Birthday Scrapbook Layout

I am this months featured designer over on Stick it Down, which means I get to share my layout with you today! I’m in love with the stitched shapes framelits, it’s no wonder Stampin’ up! brought their release forwards 8 months! As soon as I saw this single page sketch, I knew they would be perfect for it.

Stick it Down Feb Single Sketch designer

One of my favourite product suites, you may have noticed, From the spring/summer catalogue is the Cupcakes and Carousel suite. I Love that the paper has pink tones on one side and blues on the other. The images in the stamp set are fun and a great size for including on layouts. Did you see the big wheel appear in last weeks layout?

Cupcakes & Carousels

When you purchase a paper pack From Stampin’ Up! it comes with a list of the main colours used in it – this helps your coordination and makes creating simple. I chose to use mint macaron for the card stock and bermuda bay for the main stamping.

Carousel Birthday StampingI wanted to make it clear in the embelishment of the page that the photo was taken on a carousel, stamping the carousel horse image multiple times really helped this.

The Cupcakes and Carousels paper has a distressed printed effect. I used the timeless textures stamp set to continue this effect and create flow between the background card stock and the designer series paper. It’s a great idea to take ideas from the papers you are using as inspiration for further embellishments on your project.

Timeless Textures Stamp adds distressed lookWhen you use tone on tone stamping- ie mint macaron ink on mint macaron card it creates a subtle-water mark effect. I used this for my journaling as I wanted it to be readable but not draw your eyes away from the main focus.

Hint: if using our Stampin’ Write Marker for extended writing, stand it on its end for a few seconds before you begin. This will draw as much ink to that end and ensure a constant colour.

The other single page design team’s layouts will be published on the 13th. Why not check back then to get some more inspiration on this sketch? Don’t forget to share your layouts for the chance to be a guest designer in April.

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