Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Oh, My Stars - First Paper Issues DT Layout!

I'm so excited to be sharing my very first layout as a member of the Paper Issues design team! My first assignment was to create a monochromatic layout, which took me a little out of my comfort zone because if you know my scrappy style, I'm all about color, and lots of it, but I love a challenge, and I had a blast creating my layout for this one!

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I went with orange to match the stars in my photograph. Using one of Paper Issues awesome free background cut files is a perfect option for the monochromatic challenge, and I chose the Star of the Show cut file as my starting point.

I backed all of those wonderful scattered stars with scraps from my stash, including several from Studio Calico's Thataway 6x6 paper pad. 6x6 pads are perfect for backing intricate die cuts because the patterns are smaller-scale. I also used some orange parts from the Patchwork Show paper from Amy Tangerine's Hustle & Heart collection. And that beautiful scripty "Stars" in my title, is another Paper Issues free cut file called I Love You More Than All of the Stars.

Here are the files I used. You can see I used a part of each of them.

Star Of The Show-Free Cut File  I Love You More Than All Of The Stars Free Cut File

I layered up my photo with some orange patterns as well as some black and white papers for contrast. The puffy stars are by Pinkfresh Studio.

Here's a look at my story, which is partially hidden when it's tucked behind the photo cluster.

I hope you'll give this fun challenge a try! Be sure to join us on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Page and share your creation there for a chance to win a Paper Issues gift certificate. 

If you order some of the awesome scrappy goods for sale at Paper Issues, I'd love for you to use the code Debbi, and you'll receive 20% off of your entire order. How amazing is that!


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