Last year we took a spontaneous 1.5 hour trip to eat. Yup! My son found a food truck event and for people who love to eat, it screamed our names!
We made a plan for each of us to order something from a different food truck and then share with everyone. It was a great plan! Although the photo on this layout doesn’t have a food truck in sight, I had to add some. I used the Cricut to find a cute saying and sized it to take up half the page of an 11×11 piece of Basis Red cardstock.
I wanted it to be cut into the piece of cardstock so I attached the image to an 11×11 square. By attaching instead of slicing, I am able to take care of this in one step. If you use the slicing tool, you can only slice one image out of another one. It’s a huge timesaver when you have more than one image. As you can see in the photo, I also found a cute & simple banner for the right hand corner. I adjusted the colors in the banner to fit my color scheme.
Once it was cut, I centered and adhered it to the Wedding Cake white cardstock and then adhered all the middle of the letter pieces.
Once I put the banner on, it was obvious that it needed a little something. That’s where my food truck stamp came in. Since it was an afterthought, I used the cut out pieces of the words and placed them back on the cut outs. This created a mask since I didn’t want the stamped images on the white background piece. Basically, I created my own background paper. It adds so much to the layout and allowed me to use solid cardstock throughout.
I’m going to be honest with you, I added the Basis Blue block because I had a huge stamped OOPS right under the banner on the right side. I’m sure everyone has heard the term “there is no such things as a mistake in scrapbooking – only an excuse to embellish”. Well, this was definitely one of them!
Cute banners, a stamped & colored food truck, sticker and a road was all that was needed to embellish this fun color block layout.
A white pen added an extra layer of embellishment to the final layout. I feel like I did “all the things” for this one and I love how it turned out at the end!
I hope this encourages you to pull out your stamps and create your own background paper and embellishments. It was a lot of fun!