Friday, December 9, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 5

This is project #2 of 2 for today! 
Sketch 69

Cari's Tips:  My photo had quite a bit of green in it as did my choice of patterned papers so I used a red piece of cardstock to add a vibrant punch of color. I also picked up on the turquoise in the background paper and used that a few times to add visual interest. 
I changed up the journaling strips that were on the sketch for a tag. I used a stylus and scored lines on the backside of the cardstock then sanded the embossed image. Threading twine through the hole of the tags adds texture as well. 
To add dimension to my layout so that it's not so 'flat' looking I used foam/pop dots to some of the die-cuts while others I adhered flat.  
In the sketch there's a row of dots above the photo. I replaced that by using an embossing template across the red piece of cardstock on my layout. I actually debossed instead of embossing (which is when the image is indented rather than raised).

Layout by Cari Locken

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. SUCH a BEAUTIFUL creation Cari! LOVE it all!

  2. This is all been put together so well Cari. Love the feel of the whole layout. Gorgeous papers and picture.


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