One of the trends I noticed at CHA this past January was the emergence of photo overlays. Cute pieces of printed acetate to place over your photos on both traditional and pocket page layouts. Once I saw the darling, adorable, and waaaay to perfect new stamps, Sunny Day Doodles Borders and Accents, I knew I had the images to make my own photo overlays!
I started by cutting acetate (clear, thin sheets of plastic or transparencies.) to 4x6." Then, using an ink formulated for shiny surfaces (StazOn), I stamped the various images onto my acetate. I found it was easier to place the acetate over the top of my photo and then stamp. It made placing the images in the best location easier.
You can see a close up of each of the overlays I created for my photos. The borders and hearts and dots made it a ton of fun to mix and match. I really couldn't do anything wrong! (I combined images from Sunny Day Doodles Borders and Accents, Love It, and Sweet Little Memories.)
Then I needed journaling cards for my eventual pocket page layout. I die cut Kraft cardstock with Die-namics Insert It 3x4 Insert. Then I stamped images from Sunny Day Doodles Borders and Accents, Love It, and Sweet Little Memories. Coloring the images in with Copic markers gave each card a personal touch.
And here is my entire layout put together. I cannot wait to add some journaling. With him turning 8 this week, this momma is sure sentimental about how quickly time is passing! As the cards say, you are living a happy life, as evidenced by that smile on your face, and we love you SO much! You make our world quite a beautiful place to be!
Be sure and head over to the MFT Blog and check out all the links. Seriously, have you looked at all the gorgeousness coming your way? I head over every morning to see and I know what is happening! :)
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Supplies available Feb. 11