Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Love Story Anniversary layout

I really enjoyed making this layout for my husband to commemorate our love for our 12th Anniversary.  I was putting into a shadowbox frame so I was able to layer things up nice and high.  I used several elements from paper wishes from the On Butterfly Wings collection.
I started off with the main background, a beautiful 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper from the On Butterfly Wings paper pack.  I really love this paper and it helped add a lot of details before I even got started.  I cut two large heart shapes with my Cricut - Hey Diddle Diddle Cartridge out of coordinating papers from the same pack.  
I took my craft knife and cut along the edges of the butterfly wings on either corner so that I could slip the hearts underneath just a little bit,  I love how this technique added even more dimension to my layout.  I used a spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur de Elegance Oval Die to mat our photo onto.  Using the On Butterfly Wings Paper Tole set, I went with the beautiful type writer label that is layered up with four layers of foam tape in the end.  Before adding any layers I used my Cricut Explore machine to write my own sentiment on the label.  "The best LOVE STORY is the one you write TOGETHER and I love ours the MOST"  I used Burtons nightmare font just because I really like the way that it looked, Cricut fine tip moccasin pen used to write.  This was a little bit tricky but now that I know this technique it will come in handy.  I measured the label and where exactly I wanted the writing to be.  In design space I used a rectangle shape to represent the label and placed my sentiment to write and attached together so the sentiment would write with a pen onto the designated rectangle to be cut.  I removed the cutting blade from my machine just so that I would not make an error.  I practiced on regular white card stock realizing that I needed the pen to write out the rectangle for the first pass so I would be able to line up my label over that rectangle.  Once I had the rectangle and sentiment written onto the card stock still on the mat I used repositionable tape and placed my typewriter label exactly in place over that rectangle and had my Cricut write the sentiment again.  I am very happy how this turned out and will be using this technique in the future when needed.  I don't think you can see the layering from this picture but there is the base label Layer that has the writing, then a typewriter with rose layer and then a single type writer and then finally the butterfly is on top of that with foam tape between each layer giving it such dimension. The little butterfly on top I have curled the wings and raise them up.  The love banner at the bottom and the tag that I tied the bow to are both from the On Butterfly Wings free download printable artwork at paper wishes.  For the love banner I used a stitched banner die to cut from the brown pattern paper to back that with for a shadow layer.  For the cute little tag I decided to add a bow but I didn't have the right color ribbon so I took some white crinkle ribbon and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mists - Interference Red and Glimmer Mist Vanilla Breeze.  I am so happy with the final color and it matches perfectly with my layout.  I added a flat back pearl to the center of the bow.  For the roses at the bottom of our picture I started with a dazzle from the On Butterfly Wings scrapbooking dazzle set.  I placed the dazzle on some coordinating pink pattern paper from the paper pack, I first tried coloring in the leaves with a green marker but I didn't like the contrast of colors so instead I found some light green rice paper in my stash and I lifted the leaf and bud section that I wanted green and placed that light green rice paper underneath and then continued to cut around the edges of the entire dazzle, this flower is also popped up on foam tape.  I decided to use some of my spellbinder dies from Moroccan Accents to make a dimensional embellishment using the same papers, a bottlecap, my 1 inch circle punch to fill the bottle cap with paper and then placed 2 heart dazzles in the bottle cap before adding a clear acrylic cap topper.  Pinching the tips of the pink diecut to form a dimensional space around the bottle cap.  I  then took two different sizes of black jewel dazzles and placed all around the elements on my page to bring it all together, making sure that I placed them on the body of every butterfly including the flat ones on my Beautiful background paper.   I really like how this also popped and added more dimension and really drew your eye to each and every element.

In the Frame
I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday: Pop It Up
Crafty Creations Challenge #374 - Anything Goes
FFC #251 Always Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September 2018 challenge
DL.ART SEPTEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge
BBTB2 - Anything Goes with a Cricut Cut
Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to and my craft room this week.
Crafty hugs, Eva


Stampin Mindy said...

What a beautiful project and photo. I love all your embellishments. So many elegant details. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, Pop it Up Challenge!

♥ Mindy

Golden Goddess Designs said...

another great project! love that frame! the entire layout is very nice. thank you for sharing with us at Bitten By the Bug 2


Caroline said...

I love the vintage feel to your shadow box. The papers are so pretty! This is such a wonderful keepsake and gift for your husband. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Sherry said...

Beautiful Creation . Thanxx for Joining Us At Jo’s Scrapshack This Week..
Sherry Lynn
Dt member

Laura Pizz said...

This is beautiful - thank you for joining the BBTB2 challenge!

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

This is fantastic:) Thank you for entering in Bitten by the bug 2 Challenge Blog
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Donna Walls said...

Such a lovely way to remember your 12th Anniversary...Happy Anniversary to the both of you. Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this challenge and hope to see you again soon! Donna - DT Member

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Wonderful creation. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Crafthazelnut's Patterned Paper challenges. Hope to see you next time.
Hugs, Iwona