A few months ago, I was asked to create some layouts by Plus Corp. for the Winter 2014 CHA show. I was really excited to have a chance to work with Plus Corp's brand new Decorative Roller Stamps and Decorative Tapes. The stamps I used were so new, I had one of the only sets in the US to play with! Fun Fun! With 12 roller stamps and 12 decorative tapes to choose from, I just had to grab some recent photos and use my imagination to create some super fun projects. My very favorite project is this layout featuring a photo of our family with Lightning McQueen. Our August trip to Disneyland and California Adventure was AMAZING! And I was SO happy that I purchased the Disney Photo Pass CD full of our trip photos. Knowing ahead of time that I would probably want to buy the CD, I was sure to have our photo taken by the Disney photographers every chance we got! I love the CD and all of our photos, but I do wish that there were more photographers and photographers with every character we met. It was strange that our photos with Mickey & Minnie in Toon Town had to be taken on our cameras. It would have been nice to have professional ones with these characters. But, all in all, I was very impressed with the quality of the photos and excited at the opportunity to reprint my photos many times, in any size I want!
This photo is from our very first day in the theme parks. My little guy, Jake, has always been obsessed with the Cars movies and their characters, so of course, Lightning McQueen was at the top of his list of characters to meet. To this day, he still tells everyone who will listen that Lightning McQueen lives in Disneyland and that he met him! Such a fun memory! We had just about every photo shot with our whole family and then again with just the kids. I wanted as much versatility as I could get for my projects later.
For this layout, I looked to the photo for my color palette. Bright red, electric yellow and black are classic Disney colors and help me show off Lightning too! Putting them on a white background helps them jump off the page! Textured white cardstock from American Crafts is my go-to white paper, it's a perfectly bright white and cuts like butter on my Silhouette Cameo. To give my white background a more custom look, I used a paint brush to splatter acrylic paint onto the paper. The black & yellow paints are regular acrylic from Kaisercraft, but the red is DecoArt Ultra Gloss Acrylic Enamel (usually used for painting glass). I love how the red splotches are SO shiny! I looked through my stash and the local scrapbook store where I work to come up with supplies for my layout. Polka dots always make me think of Minnie and Disney, so I choose some polka dot elements in my color palette and grabbed my Mickey outline punch and Disney castle punch (I bought those years ago in Disneyland).
I arranged my elements on the page and balanced them out with another little cluster down in the bottom right corner with a little tag & some washi and a castle.
The new black honeycomb roller stamp from Plus Corp. was the perfect thing to mimic tire treads going across my page. I used colored pencil to few in a few hexagons here & there.
For my title, I used the brand new "Say Cheese" stamp set from Technique Tuesday. I stamped "cheese" with Versamark ink and embossed it in glossy red. I used a couple of the hashtag word stamps from the set around my page, stamping them onto tags I cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I inked the top tag in red before stamping it to help it stand out from my page.
This is one of my favorite layouts ever! It was fun working with the new roller stamps from Plus Corp., along with the 2014 "Say Cheese" stamp set from Technique Tuesday too! Stay tuned to this blog next when I share another Plus Corp. CHA sample!