Hi everyone! Today I have a layout showcasing one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, New Years. We always have fun either just as a family or with friends. I don’t always get the greatest photos to document. It’s always dark or late and no one really wants to cooperate at midnight. So I take what I can get and roll with it. One way to make a photo look nicer than it is it to turn it black and white. This removes any bad color combos, looks better with low light photos, and makes any movements seem less noticeable. It also goes great with any color combination you want to use on your layout!
- Die Cutting machine, punches, dies, or specialty paper
- Zig Glue Pen
- Foam adhesive
- Alpha stickers
- SpiegelMom Scraps sequins
- Gold acrylic paint
To start this layout, I used a banner font that I found for free on the internet and cut out the words Happy New Year. I alternated the color of Sparkle Glitter cardstock I used to add a touch of black and gold that goes so well with the holiday. I sized the letters to about a 3-inch square to allow for all the lines with a little space around.
I laid the letters down on my Sweet Tooth background paper and loved the way it looked. However, I felt that it was too simple so I wanted to add something to make the background pop. I used the second sheet of Sweet Tooth cardstock and cut out a free star background cut file. The Pop-Tone cardstock cuts so well on my Silhouette. It’s my go-to cardstock for any die-cutting. I loved the look of the white on white. It added that special touch to the background without taking away from the photo or the letters which are the main focus of my layout.
I glued everything down using a combination of the Zig Glue Pen and some foam adhesive that I used to make the letters pop. I felt that my photo need some layers behind it so I pulled out some scraps of Gold Mirror and Black Licorice cardstock. Then I added a few alpha stickers with some heart stickers for the date and subtitle. To finish everything off I added some sequins and some watered down gold acrylic paint splatters.
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