Hi everyone! Cari here with you today, welcome to Day 1 of the Simple Stories & Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop Week! We’re so excited to team up with Perfect Paper Crafting to share some inspiring projects with you this week.
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I received the Perfect Layers - set of 3 different 'rulers' each with 4 different measurements - I was thrilled to be able to play with this fabulous tool. The possibilities are endless and definitely make creating mats so easy!
I decided that I would mat my photo with a few layers and then mat the papers on my layout as well, so I began layering my photo. I first printed it with a white border and then matted it onto some turquoise card stock. I adhered the photo to the card stock first and then used the 1/4" measurement to trim around the photo.
I then matted the turquoise card stock onto some orange card stock using the 1/8" measurement.
I matted a piece of black card stock onto a piece of the diagonal striped patterned paper using the 1/4" measurement. I then matted that entire piece onto some orange card stock using the 1/16" measurement.
Adding layers is a great way to add dimension to your work. After matting your pictures you could also adhere them to your layout using foam squares for even more dimension. I decided to just adhere my main photo flat because I wanted to pop up my title instead.
I used a Simple Stories Silhoutte cut file for the 'Sweet & Sassy' title.
Here's my finished layout.
I like this tool because it allows you to create such straight lines with so many different widths!
Here's a few close-up shots.
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Simple Stories & Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop. We'll announce the winner tomorrow, so if you've entered, make sure and check back with us here tomorrow!