Hi friends and welcome back! Today I wanted to share my full process video for this adorable hybrid layout I created for the Traci Reed Creative Team! This layout is so chock filled with pattern and texture and we couldn’t get over it. I am using the On The Go & Going Slow collections and what inspired me for the banners were all these beautiful patterns that spell out a party to me! So I punched and cut a million of these banners, and had a blast. You can see other layouts from this hybrid series here: Hybrid 12×12 Layouts. Check out my full process below.
My story from this layout comes from our wedding! Alan and I were married almost 10 years ago in September, and at the time this little one was only 4. She thought we were all getting married, and in the weeks leading up she would ask us, “when are we getting married?” So I gathered a few of her photos from the day and printed them tiny enough to fit into these banner shapes.
To get all these banners on the page, it took a little planning, and then a little shift in planning along the way. I used an old architect’s curve to pencil in some curved lines, trying to make it look like banners hanging over the street. Once I began adhering all the pieces, I went off the plan and placed them all a bit closer to each other and I truly believe that is what created all this glorious texture! I’ve bent them all slightly so they lift off the page, and to keep them securely fastened, I sewed them all down across the tops. They aren’t moving! Ha!
To add the photos, I layered them on top of the banner pieces as if they are part of the banners themselves. I also added a few floral embellishments, paper clips (Felicity Jane) so they look like they are simply clipped to the banner, and also so they pop a bit on the page. For my title, I’ve used alphabets from Cocoa Daisy and allowed the words to follow the curves of the banners. As a final touch, I stamped my date (Heidi Swapp date stamp and roller stamps from my stash) and other tiny sentiments around the page for just a punch of black.
I won’t lie, this layout took probably a bit more effort than normal, but I had so much fun making it and the outcome was most definitely all worth it! Thanks so much for watching!