Wedding Layout

Howdy, Y’all! Misty (@Mommyofkidz) here today to share a quick layout. My son’s best friend is more like family, and just recently he got married to his high school sweetheart. Well, if you consider January to be recent! Anyway, I have been wanting to do a few layouts to document his beautiful wedding, and this seemed like the perfect time. With this month’s specials in the Cut Card Stock Store being Silver and Gold, I figured it was a sign!

First, I started with cutting my cardstock using my Cricut machine. I used the “Falling Circles” cutfile from Peartree Cutfiles to mimic the appearance of wedding bands. For this, I used DCS Silver Glitter Heavyweight 12×12 Cardstock, DCS Gold Glitter Heavyweight 12×12 Cardstock, and DCS White Glitter Heavyweight 12×2 Cardstock-all layered in that order. I set my machine to cut each layer as an “offset” of the previous.

But Did I REALLY Need That?

After the “Rings” were cut and layered all together, I decided to begin my layout with a bit of mixed media. Keep in mind that I really don’t do a whole lot of mixed media, but I thought it sounded like a great idea. ***I THOUGHT***
I used Texture Paste and Gesso to lay a foundation onto my DCS Wild Blueberry Navy 12×12 Cardstock . It actually looked really good…and I was really happy with how it was looking. After letting it dry, I began layering the elements that I would be using…and wow! It looked great! It added color, texture, dimension…all those words that make a scrapbooker happy! Until I added photos. Once I added the photos, I was no longer super satisfied with how this was turning out. This stuff had to go!

Fixing My Mess-Up

Oh yeah- It was too much. Once the photos were in place, there was just too much going on. My eyes couldn’t rest. I didn’t want to start ALL OVER AGAIN…besides, most everything was already secured in it’s place. So, I did what any self respecting Scrapbooker would do. I hid my mistake! I grabbed a 2nd sheet of DCS Wild Blueberry Navy 12×12 Cardstock and began tearing and tucking. By tearing it into strips, I was able to roll and distress all the torn edges, and then tuck the strips under the photos and other elements. This provided the texture and dimension that I lost by covering up the paints.

It Doesn’t Take A Lot To Make it Work

After I had torn and tucked all the strips of cardstock, I had finally covered up my mistake. I realized that I got over zealous and wanted to add a whole bunch of sparkle, glitter, and shine to something that actually looked pretty great all on it’s own. The Glitter Cardstocks already all the sparkle and shine that I needed to make this layout “POP”. It just proves, yet again, that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to make it work. There is no right or wrong way to Scrapbook. Anyone can do it ~ And in my opinion, Everyone SHOULD. Just like in a marriage…there is no handbook or instruction guide…you just have to take that first step and then follow your heart! Heck-I will even help you…your first step is to head on over to the Cut Card Stock Store and stock up on your favorite cardstock!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to get your creativity flowing!

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