Favorite Always Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, July 17, 2020

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a bright and fun layout featuring another one of Paige’s new 20 Summer-Themed Cut Files. This one is Summer Tags and I dug into my older stash of Paige’s collections and used some Fancy Free. I also mixed in a few bits from Bloom StreetTruly Grateful, and Pick-Me-Up. On my background I used Paige’s Sunburst Rays, Polka Dots and Fish Stencils. I started out by cutting four of the six tags on white cardstock. I used a few Fancy Free papers to back them. I used gelatos and Shimmerz sprays to add extra color to them and then added machine stitching. I used thick smooth white cardstock as my background, and after coating it with clear gesso, I used a rainbow variety of Distress Oxides to create the watercolor effect. I scraped the ink pads directly onto the paper and spritzed it with water. After that dried, I used modeling paste paste over the Stencils to create some awesome texture.
I popped up all the tags with adhesive foam and then began sorting through embellishments to add. I tried to stick to the tone-on-tone idea. I fussy cut a few Fancy Free flowers as well as some circles from the 6x6 Paper Pad. I used a few stickers from the Bloom Street 4-Page Sticker Book as well as a few heart stickers and sequins from the Truly Grateful Mixed Embellishments. Here you can see the background texture as well as the detail on the tags. I went around the edges on them with the Distress Oxides and a foam blending tool. I also tucked in matching thread in several places.

I love how you can create a fun little scene with this palm tree tag. I almost left it white, but in the end I added blue Shimmerz to create a sky. I used brown and gold gelatos to create the trunks. I fussy cut tiny flowers from Fancy Free Paper 11 to add to a few places. To finish off the tags, I added string through the holes.

To back the sun tag, I sprayed a few yellow Shimmerz onto scrap cardstock. I went over the rest of the sun rays with the yellow Distress Oxide and then machine stitched through them with yellow thread.

I really had fun making this layout! I hope it inspires you to try out this Summer Tags cut file from the 20 Days of Summer Cut Files. There are six tags included, so the possibilities are endless. Thanks so much for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: Tags cut files: 20 Days of Summer Cut Files; Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: FANCY FREE; Floral die cuts, stickers, butterflies: BLOOM STREET; Sequins: TRULY GRATEFUL; Mini Thickers: PICK-ME-UPStencilsgessomodeling pastewhite cardstockDistress Oxides
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  1. You make the most AMAZING backgrounds!! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeee the colors, the stitching and the tags!!!!

  2. So amazing and gorgeous Missy ! You are a true artist ❤️🥰xK

  3. Beautiful Missy!! Love this page.


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