I used Shimmerz for the background. I fussy cut those pretty flowers from patterned paper and used some of the 3x4 cards as well as other papers for layers behind the photo. I still had so much of this line left over...I used some stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, buttons and that cute flag up top. A few of the black stickers are from a MAMBI sticker book I got from Michael's.
I originally made this background on a piece of patterned paper by spraying some Shimmerz through this Heidi Swapp stencil. I flipped the stencil over to stamp the excess spray onto this white cardstock and wound up loving how it looked! So that became my background :) I love how the colors blended together...so yummy! Here you can see all the layers behind the photo, including some foam for dimension. I used several MAMBI stickers here, too.
I fussy cut the black camera from patterned paper as well as that orange flower. The other one is from the die cut pack, and I added foam under them both. I also added some blue & green thread, stickers and some buttons. The "love" sticker is another MAMBI.
I almost didn't mix in any green on the page, but I'm glad I did. Plus, I had to use this phrase for this funny and cheesy photo...haha!
I almost didn't do any stitching, either, but I changed my mind. I did some straight stitching in several places, and I'm so glad I did. I love the detail it gives!
Finally, I pulled out some older American Crafts Thickers that I've been hoarding. I combined "always" with black alphas from the FP sticker sheet. I used small orange circle stickers to make my date.
This was fun to create, and I challenged myself to not use my Cameo. I tend to use it so much, which is fun and wonderful, but I wanted to use up some stash. Here's my process video if you'd like to see how I put all this together.
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