I’m at it again with my DIY embellishments. I was so inspired by the kit this month that I had to make myself narrow it down to just two forgeries. So let’s take a look at the kit again first.
From this kit I decided to forge those number & icon circle chipboard pieces. I chose that one specifically because I like to number photos along with the corresponding journaling. That way photos can have their own say as part of an overall story.
I also decided to forge the phrase stickers. I like to add little words strips to areas of my layout as a sprinkling of a finishing touch. I used a Concord & 9th sentiment stamp and die set to accomplish this task.
A full look of my process is up on my YouTube channel.
But the short version is here as well.
I used four ink colors to do all the stamping across all the forgeries. This lends itself to plenty of color choice for layouts as well as just lots of elements to use in general. Here I stamped (with an old stamp set) and then used a circle punch to get these number disks. I only completed a few of the finished chipboard pieces and I cam complete any others I need along the way.
The word strips took longer to create since these very solid stamps can be a bit fuzzy to get crisp images from. But perseverance paid off and I got some good results in the end. While these words are larger than typical sticker sheet phrases, I can make them work on plenty of layouts.
Be sure to check out the other forgeries the design team is up to this month over on the blog.