Friday, August 18, 2023

CutCardStock Layouts; Stick It Down Sketch

The best part of scrapbooking is reliving moments & events when working on layouts. I am putting together an album of our TomKat Strut virtual marathon that started in 2021. I printed most of the photos in smaller sizes so I'll be able to get many on one layout.

All cardstock used is from I used Grey, Red Pepper, Cougar White, Yellow Jacket, Lunar Blue and Blast Off Blue. All the embellishments and title were cut using a Cricut. See below for the list of additional products.

I am using a two page spread sketch from Stick It Down for this one. This is a link to their blog, but they are now on FaceBook only. 

Here's the sketch:

And here's the finished layouts:

I love the big title on the right side. I did this by using the Double Back font in Design Space and adding an arrow through it. I welded it together and created an offset for it. I love this font because it sure does emulate movement!

What did I do? After searching for marathon, walking, race in Cricut Design Space, I found some I liked and cut the pieces using cardstock from CutCardStock (see above for colors). I also cut a lot of different sized stars since I thought this shape worked well with the marathon theme.

I cut down the pattern papers to 11x11 and decided to gut the base (grey) cardstock pieces to save some of the paper for matting, etc.

I decided to cut 4.5" squares in red & white to create a grid-like arrangement. I chose lots of different sized photos for these squares and then layered stars in different areas as well as some of the "walking" embellishments. Once this was done, I added white splatter on the red squares.

I used a sparkly blue pen to draw borders around the squares and used the same pen for journaling on journaling strips.

What I used:
Patterned Paper by Stampin Up!
All cardstock from CutCardStock
Embellishments made with the Cricut
White Multi Media Spray by Dina Wakely
Blue Sparkly pen by Cricut
White pen

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