Sunday 3 July 2022

2nd Birthday by Tracey Campbell

 Hello everyone, it is my turn on the blog today and I wanted to show you my latest 12x12 layout that I created using the Fireworks Collection. Have you seen it? It is such a delightful collection, full of fun exciting papers that burst with colours. Perfect for Birthdays, celebrations and special occasions.  

I've used it to create a fun layout for Bronte, my oldest daughters 2nd Birthday, a day we celebrated with family and friends with a little party for her.

The first step I did was to spread some clear gesso through the starts and circles on the Fireworks A4 Stencil  onto some white cardstock, I concentrated the images across the top of the page and then the bottom left and right hand corners. 

While the clear gesso was drying I fussy cut out some of the images from the Bunting patterned paper. I chose two pieces of cake, four balloons, two party hats and a bow. I also cut out two word blocks from the Colourful patterned paper.

Once the clear gesso was dry I lightly sprinkled some Lollipop Colour Shimmer Dust over the 12x12 white cardstock

Next I activated the Lollipop Colour Shimmer Dust with some water. 

This is what the Colour Shimmer Dust looked like after it was dry.

While the Colour Shimmer Dust was drying I cut five 20x8 cm rectangles from the following patterned papers; Bonfire x 2, Magical, Big Hugs and Sparkles. I then placed a strip of double sided sticky tape across the top of the rectangle and used fringing scissors to cut along the length of the rectangle, up to the tape. If you don't have fringing scissors you can do single cuts with normal scissors. I used both the A and B side of the Bonfire patterned paper, so that I had both a yellow and orange length of fringed paper.

Take of the double sided tape and layer the fringed paper over the top of each other in the centre of the Shimmer Dusted white cardstock. I started with yellow, then orange, the purple in the middle with green and finally blue on top. 

Use the same coloured patterned papers and double matt two 9x7cm photos. 

Adhere a 6x6 inch photo in the centre of the fringed paper and position the two smaller photos to either side. Adhere with strong double sided tape of some clear drying glue as it can be difficult to get the photos to stick to the fringed paper securely.

Using the Numbers Metal Die and the Uppercase Stamp Set make the title for the page. I used the "2nd" from the Numbers Metal Die set and cut it out from the Bonfire patterned paper. I then used a waterproof black ink and the Uppercase Stamp Set to stamp the word "Birthday".

When the black ink was dry I made some water colour paint with a small amount of Lollipop Colour Shimmer Dust and painted the thicker parts of the letters from the Uppercase Stamp Set. When they were dry I fussy cut them out.

Last I put the layout together by using 3 dimensional tape to stick the fussy cut elements out around the photos, I added some string to the balloons to make it seem like they are flying through the air and I rant the title under the centre photo.

I hope that I have inspired you to take a look at the Fireworks Collection, it truly is a beautiful collection with so mush versatility.


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