This summer has seen me spend more time on the beautiful Australian beaches than I have since I was a teenager. It was therefore such a thrill to receive the Endless Summer chipboard title from Molossi in my latest kit.
I decided I wanted two different colours on the title to make the words separate and stand out from each other. I applied versamagic embossing ink to the word Summer and sprinkled copper embossing powder over it and heated. I then repeated the process on the word Endless but added a gold embossing powder this time. I love the end result, even the little bit of gold embossing powder that ended up on the word Summer as to me it looks like sand drifting onto the lettering J
The wonderful thing about using embossing powders to colour your chipboard is they are very thorough – there were no inconsistencies in colour, the entire piece was covered and it looks glossy and gorgeous!
If you haven’t tried using embossing powders with your chipboard in the past – give it a go. If you have a large flat shape you could even consider dry embossing it first – running it through an embossing folder in your machine and then apply the ink /powders.
The remainder of the layout was just playing with elements – a couple of scraps of patterned paper from my paper drawers, a stitched flourish in the bottom left corner using a Midgemoo template and embroidery thread hopefully gives a movement feel like waves, some Green Tara sand coloured mesh, some sea shells and other chipboard beachy shapes I’ve collected over the years and a little bunting banner across the top right corner, along with a small metal corner which again I picked up somewhere many moons ago!
The little sun was a bit of fun – it’s actually an anywhere punch from Martha Stewart – you can use the punch individually as I have done here or create a whole background of them by placing them side by side or on top and underneath each other – I mounted a contrasting piece of paper behind on foam mounting dots so you would not lose the look of it being punched out of the paper but still have some colour come in behind it.
The finishing touch was simply a very fine black marker and a ruler to draw a border around the photo block and to write in the journaling and I was done.
I’m sure it’s one of those layouts I will look back on and remember this summer fondly – thanks Molossi for the inspiration by way of this title block.
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