Love Our Story Layout by Missy Whidden

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Hi friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring Paige’s Splendid collection and some fun mixed media. I began this with Paige’s Doily Stencil (as an alternative to the sold out stencil you can use her Doily Cut File). I made two large doilies by scraping modeling paste over the stencil onto textured white cardstock. Once it dried, I used Distress Oxides and Shimmerz sprays to create a pink/orange one and a blue one. I let them dry and then cut them out so I could use them as large die cuts. I chose patterned papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad to match those three colors. I used the doily stamp from the Acrylic Stamps to make even more die cuts - I stamped with Distress Oxides and then I embossed a few of them with gold embossing powder. I cut all of those out so I could place them around the layout. I used thick white cardstock for the background and after using clear gesso first I used a bit of Gold Glitter Spray to create a shiny gold watercolor effect. I tore strips of the patterned papers and arranged everything around my photo.

This texture turned out so nice! I distressed the edges of the large doilies and layered my photo on top of them. I tucked in a few of the stamped doilies here as well as a large Epoxy Sticker I used for the title and a Chipboard Sticker to finish it off. I mixed orange and pink thread here and tucked blue thread under the large doily. I fussy cut a few blue leaf stems from Paper 1 to use in a few places.

This shiny gold makes me so happy. I highly recommend embossing with your stamps! For the stamped doilies, I used Distress Oxides and then used a wet brush to smudge the color a bit. I did stamp on cardstock that I coated with gesso first. This helps the color to run like this. I used a few bits here from the Ephemera Die Cuts and 8-Page Sticker Book. I tore the edges of the papers to create a messy and uneven look and the curled up edges create awesome texture. Add in all the bits layered in and it creates even more depth!

I couldn’t resist using a few of the Heart Paper Clips. They’re perfect for adding that extra last detail like this. I used a metallic gold pen to write my journaling over on the right side.

I love how this turned out and I hope it inspires you to play around with the Acrylic Stamps. Don’t let stamping intimidate you - you can create endless die cuts with them. I enjoy using stamps in many different ways and you can make it less scary because you aren’t limited to just stamping on your background. Stamping to create die cuts is a great way to get unique looks because you can use any color ink you want. Give it a try! Thanks for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, heart paper clip, acrylic stamps, embellishments: SPLENDIDgessomodeling pasteDistress Oxides; Cut file: Doily by Paige Evans
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1 comment

  1. Super creative and beautiful Missy! All the various doilies are total eye candy! I admit, I haven't used the stamp set as much as I could have! You always inspire 💗k


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