so gorgeous! you have such a lovely, dreamy, and distinct style :)
Amazing layout :) I love how soft it is!
I love the map cut out! I need to get a Cameo!
Thanks for your reply!
Thank you everyone for the lovely comments, I really appreciate them!!
jamierose5985 and boris153 - I tried searching for them everywhere, I think the particular pack I used may be discontinued. They were from Prima Marketing Say It With Crystals, and the closest I can find currently in the shop are the white gem sheets. I'll add those in to the materials used :)
Thank you I love this - and it's great to know that Australia is included in the cut file! I echo jamierose5985's question about the enamel dots. Actually I'd like to know how to get whole packets of single colours in several colours. I end up with rows left of some colours while having to buy extra packets to get enough dots in the colours I want - very annoying! Any manufacturers reading....hint hint!
Video - Seeing Double: Home
Galleries: Scrapbooking, Cardmaking
While thinking of topic to focus on, I was listening to some music and was inspired by the song “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I love the line “home is wherever I'm with you”, and decided to base my projects on maps and travel. For my layout, I picked out several map related products. The neutral Simple Stories paper made for a great base with the subtle map print. The Webster's Pages aerial view paper added some more color as the background.
The main idea I had for the layout was to have small strips of journaling showing the places my boyfriend and I have been together and apart since we usually do long distance throughout the school year. I used my Silhouette to cut out a world map on white cardstock. The Two Peas Digital Store has some digital map and globe cuts that are only available for May, so if you are interested, make sure to check them out today! If you do not have or want to use a die cutting machine, there are different map embellishments and die cuts available in the store that I will link below.
Since my photo was already overlapping a portion of the map and I didn't want to cover any more, I decided to use the vertical center line for my main area of embellishing. To match the soft, light photo, I selected vellum sticker embellishments from Crate Paper, Amy Tangerine, and Dear Lizzy. I thought that the Dear Lizzy tree root fabric sticker would work well with the overall theme of “home” and “roots”. To further emphasize that vertical line, I added sequins and gold ink splatters. I felt that the top left was a little heavy with the majority of the journaling strips, so I placed my title in the bottom right corner to balance it out.
For my card, I used another sheet of the same Webster's Pages paper. I added a Dear Lizzy die cut from a collection that was not travel/map specific, but went with the theme. To layer, I used a transparent tag from Basic Grey to tie in with the pink in the background paper.
CHALLENGE: Create a project that uses a map in some way. It can be subtle like using a map printed paper, or a bold statement with the map as the main design element. Some ideas are a travel-themed page showing the different places you've visited or lived, a page showing where you want to travel, documenting a vacation or road trip, or a page about your own roots… there are many possibilities with maps! Post your projects to the correct challenge gallery before the end of June to be entered to win a $10 Two Peas gift certificate. We'll announce the winner on the Two Peas blog!