Featuring: Star Die Set, the Triple Star Die and the Circle Frame Die and Tab Set
Today we’ll keep things a bit patriotic using Stars & Stripes as today’s story will show a few of the pages I have prepared from our trip through our nation’s capital city.
When I featured a DC photo a few weeks back I had pulled all these photos together to pick one. Then I decided I’d like to expand on that theme with some following pages I’ll show you today.
I’ve completed three pages one each on Brick, White and Navy 12×12 Mosaic Moments Grids. I’ve used two different patterned papers. (Pebbles: Let Freedom Ring collection, Benjamin Franklin: and Creative Imaginations: Washington DC) and cardstock in red, white and blue, also the Mosaic Moments Stars Cornerstone Die Set and Circle Frame and Tab Die Set were used for the embellishments.
I have used patterns #204, #299 and tweaked pattern #211 to fit the photo I wanted to use. I have several panoramic photos that are printed out at 4”x 12”. To keep one of the photos whole I used a column pattern to use a whole column for the photo and it also got me three spots for horizontal photos.
THE RED PAGE:
This is pattern #211 and the one I tweaked to accommodate another panoramic photo. This one I trimmed slightly to fit the space and mount on a narrow white base. The small stars I used on this page I tried the layering technique using the 1” circle frame die. I cut white stars mounted on navy and topped with a stripe circle layer. I wondered how it might look if I filled the layers with liquid acrylic so I tried one. I didn’t use it, but thought you’d like to see what it looks like if you’d like to try it.
THE WHITE PAGE:
I wanted to use the Stars and Stripes pattern paper for the top of Pattern #204 but, to trim it to the space I’d lose some of the design, so for this layout a slight tweak to the pattern, I went flush side to side and only lined it up along the top edge of the grid. Because it is white on white it actually gives a bit of a punch to the page and a newspaper title page feel. Small blue stars applied directly to the white grid and striped paper adds to the stars-n-stripes theme.
THE BLUE PAGE:
I’ve used the mosaic section of pattern #299 for the pan photo of the WWII Veteran’s Memorial. There’s a close up of the inscription from one of the monuments and the third photo is from another viewpoint.
I’ve used three stars mounted on the patterned paper from Stars & Stripes paper and then I tried something a bit new. Using the 2.125” Circle frame die I cut from the stripe paper what will become the top layer of the star squares. Layered on top it leaves a narrow strip of the blue star tile for a nice border and dimensional look.
There are still more photos to add to this collection and it may eventually get finished! A few tips to keep them all related:
• Continue the colors and theme
• Reuse the star dies.They will allow for many variations
• Red White and Blue Cardstock and “left-over” papers will allow me to use small pieces on each future page and keep them connected.
On a half-sheet of white cardstock I’ve taken the triple star die to cut in navy and back the tile with the red stripe patterned paper lining up the red stripes. Next, I took a section of the stars-n-stripes paper and mounted it on the navy block and then onto the white card base.
I thought it just might make a nice card to say thanks to a veteran who has served their country faithfully.
That’s my story for this month. Do you have a story you tell about something you experienced on your vacation? Why not scrap that memory and tell your story for your family to relive and retell for years to come?
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