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How to create a simple layout with a lot of punch

These days I have been trying to create with a lot less fuss. I want to get more layouts in my albums and I want the pages to lay FLAT. This simple layout was so fun to create with my new Flourish Wonder stamp from Ann Butler by Unity Stamp company. I LOVE this stamp and I can see myself using it on tons of projects.

I really wanted to start with a neutral background. French Vanilla cardstock by Bazzill is my favorite cardstock ever! I began with the paper strips on the left side and matting my photo. Once I had that I placed them out on the page and lightly marked where they were going to lay. Then it was super easy to stamp in just the areas I wanted.

I used the Ann Butler Crafters Ink in Berry and lightly rubbed it across the surface of the stamp. I did not ink the entire stamp because I wanted to avoid hard lines.

The paper strips were cut from a variety of paper lines - I had a stack of pieces from a previous project and I picked a few coordinating pieces from the stack. I adhered them in layers to the background, inking each piece first. The punch is an old Fiskars border punch. Like waaaayyy back in the day old. I am sad to say it is nearing it's final days.  The pearls are from Want 2 Scrap and I cut the full piece into smaller sections to get the look I wanted .

I used a glitter pen to highlight a few places in the background. This, of course, made it the very devil to photograph. I have got to remember that!

To finish off the project I added some die cuts (I can't remember who made these - they came in a kit), a little piece of ribbon, and a journal tag from My Mind's Eye. Faux stitching around my photo mat finished the page off.