The Strip Style Die for
Panoramic Layouts: Getting the Big Picture
Featuring Patterns # 251 & #261 Strips Style Patterns
• 12 x 12 Mosaic Moments Grid Paper: Deep Spring Green
• Mosaic Moments Paper Tiles: Dark Spring Green, Bermuda Blue
• Mosaic Moments Dies: 1” x 3.25” Strip Die, Die Set B, and 1” Grid Square Die (for 4×6 photo), Number Set Die
• Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood and Iced Spruce
• Alphabet Stamps: Tiny Dot Letters Hero Arts
Do you remember not that many years ago when there were cameras that shot panoramic photos? We had a couple of them in our home and it made for some spectacular shots of places like Niagara Falls and Mount Rushmore.
Today’s patterns are perfect for that type of photo, but what do you do if you don’t have any of those 4”x 11” photos? I know when I’m taking photos in a place where there is a beautiful vista I stand in one spot and slowly pan across the scene snapping as I go. Always hoping to be able to create that wide pan shot with a series of photos for that big impressive view, I’ll show you how using the strip die can assist in that process with the photos you have taken.
For Page One
Four photos were printed at the 3.5” x 5” size because I wanted as much of the scene as possible. Note: You can use 4×6” photos but you will lose a lot of your photo on this layout, but it can be done. Line the photos up to see where they all line up and appear to “match”. From each photo I would need to trim away ½” on each to get three strips, the outside edges seemed the best spots to trim, but that depended on how the photo lines up for the skyline I wanted to see. One photo I would hand cut to get just the right portion to fill in the gap. Once all are cut that left me with 1” squares to fill the top row of Pattern #261 allowing the sky to fill the top of the page and give a window like view of the mountains.
Two photos are printed on 5” x 7” and the largest die in Die Set B is used to trim to fit the 4×6 block areas in the patterns. I love using these larger spots to enlarge a print to really show it off. One is used on each page.
On Page Two
The panoramic photo was edited and printed on an 8.5” x 11” sheet of photo paper where I cut away the portion I wanted to use and then started at one end with the die to cut into strips.
Another 4”x 6”mountain view was perfect to fit into the mosaic area in the pattern using the 4×6 1” squares die to cut and using only three rows of squares.
Paper Tiles in Bermuda Blue and Dark Spring Green Fill in the remaining areas.
The title: Smoky Mountains is stamped in black onto a Balsa Wood ½” x 3 ¾” strip that is inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
For this layout the photos do all the talking and extras are kept to a minimum. Color choices have been made to blend with the photos. You’ll find a simple page like this quick and easy to create, and hopefully be enjoyable too!
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