Yesterday I shared the Wallet Card we made at Friday night’s demonstration. Today I’d like to share the layout I demonstrated at that same demonstration.
The preparation for this one was a little emotional for me as I knew what stamp I wanted to use and thought that using a photo of Daniel would fit this layout perfectly. I was ok until I came across a photo taken at the funeral of my eldest daughter with tear filled eyes.
This is a very simple layout to do and great for those just starting to scrap or those unsure of using stamps in their layouts- sadly there are some people out there afraid to use stamping in their layouts.
Stamping in your layout allow you to make it your own and not one you’d see anywhere else.
The base of this layout is Blue Bayou textured cardstock – I just love the new textured cardstock from Stampin’ Up! its so subtle and lovely to use. I have then taken a piece of Soft Sky (4 7/8″ square) and used the ‘Its Beautiful’ wheel from the Mini Catalogue with soft sky classic ink.
I do my wheelin on an angle and off the edge of the paper to give the continuation you’d get from patterned paper. Many of my customers say they thought its patterned paper I have used and are pleasantly surprised to find that I have made it and how easy it is to make.
I stamped the heart stamp from ‘Always’ (mini spring catalogue) and then embossed it. Although all the classic inks are dye based inks you can still emboss with them just by stamping in versamark first then stamping in the classic pad then onto your paper – you just need to remember to clean your stamp before doing it again or else you end up with lovely stamped images on your versamark stamp pad!
I’ve used my markers to colour each part of the word stamp so I could have half the sentiment on the top of the layout and the other half at the bottom. I’ve then finished off the layout using the photo corner punch and vanilla taffeta ribbon.
Daniel was our baby we lost at 35 weeks gestation. He had Trisomy 18 which wasnt detected until I was 34 weeks along. As you can appreciate it was a very difficult time for all of us and we still have our moments – usually around his birthday – its been a long hard road to travel and without my friends, family and my faith I doubt I would still be here. Joining Stampin’ Up! has also helped me heal and grow not only in my stamping but my life, confidence and friendships.