Flowering Dogwood Background Layout

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Flowering Dogwood Background Layout

Other Products: Versamark, Heat Gun, Clearsnap Embossing Powder (Cocoa Bean), Close To My Heart Ink (Chocolate), Chameleon Pens (OL3 Olive Green, PK3 Bubblegum Pink), Cardstock (White, Chocolate, Olive Green), Tombow Adhesives (Stamp Runner, 3D Foam Tape), Hot Glue, Photo Corners, Die Cut Word, Natural Burlap String

Watch this video https://youtu.be/gI8RqHAt3vE to learn different shaping techniques using the dogwood flowers.

Instructions: I started my layout by creating my layered background. I used a full sheet of chocolate brown, then cut my pink patterned paper to 11.75" x 11.75". Adhere these layers together. I cut the white cardstock to 10" x 10", but I did all of my stamping and colouring before adhering this layer to the layered background.

I matted my photo in chocolate and kraft cardstock. I used kraft photo corners for the photo. This matted photo then becomes your guide, to create the stamped background.

To create this stamped background, I first created a couple of masks of the large dogwood flower. I just stamped the image on scrap cardstock and fussy cut around the image. I used repositionable adhesive to keep the masks in place while stamping. Using a mask is how you get that layered look with your stamps on a single layer. Stamp your first image near the middle of the layout, using your matted photo as a guide. Use the mask over top of the original image and stamp your next layer. I generally do 2 or 3 layers before adding the brown embossing powder, and heat gun. Then kept adding layers. I stamped a couple of sets of the Flowering Dogwood flowers and leaves on a separate piece of white cardstock. I added colour to all of my stamped images using Chameleon markers. Die cut and shape the separate flowers.

Cut 2 narrow strips of patterned paper that are about 8" and 7" long. Adhere them in the middle of the layout. Find and die cut out the light green mini tag, and add a burlap string bow to the top. Adhere this peeking just above the matted photo. Adhere the matted photo to the middle of the layout using 3D foam tape. Adhere the die cut title word using 3D foam tape.

Layer and assemble your flowers. Adhere around your photo using 3D foam tape. Add a couple of small layered flowers further out on top of your stamped images.

Created By Tracy McLennon
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