It was so refreshing to get back to summer for a bit! I seized the opportunity to take these shades of red and blue and go patriotic. Do you recognize the word, Sparkle? Yep! It is the cut-out from my new year's theme wall hanging that I made HERE. I really do try to use EVERYTHING. I am a total scrap
I used a brand new size A2 embossing folder from the Paper Studio called Tiny Stars. The journal box is stamped from the November 2012 Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart called Capture the Date. I also used the My Acrylix set, Love Life for the rest of the layout on this side. I only used Ruby and Indian Corn inks, but stamped them in generations to produce different shades of the two colors. Generational stamping is when you stamp an image without reinking. Some of the darkest colors can be stamped five times making a lighter version with each impression!
The corrugated star is from the Milepost Shapes which are retiring after January, so pick some up while you can! I inked these with White Daisy Ink (thank you, Jayma, for the idea!) Below, you can see how I popped up the matted photo with my foam tape. I never thought to do this with pics until I attended the Close to My Heart St. Louis Regional Celebration in September. I absolutely LOVE the effect!
I'll show you the second page of my layout tomorrow, so make sure you come back! In the meantime, why not dig out these two colors and link up a project to the Color My Heart Color Dare? Have fun and go get your SPARKLE on! :)
*White Daisy, Black, Ruby, and Indian Corn Blue cardstock from Close to My Heart
*Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection (journal box and star cuts)
Cricut Craft Room
the Paper Studio Tiny Stars Embossing Folder
*Black, White Daisy, Ruby, and Indian Corn Exclusive Inks and Indian Corn Pigment Ink Mini (star on Journal box)
*CTMH paper distresser