One large print of a family photo, lots of people, and a busy background prompted this simple design. I wanted to avoid detracting from the photograph as much as possible since the layout was made for a frame in my mom's office. The Teresa Collins Destination paper was the perfect way to provide a mat for the photograph as well as add to the title, since the photo was taken on a family vacation.
- white cardstock
- Teresa Collins - Travelogue - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Destination
- silver star brad
- Scenic Route Paper - Chipboard Stencils - Capital Hill Uppercase Alphabet - Black
- Heidi Swapp Raw Chipboard Letters - Lowercase
- black acrylic paint
- Li'l Davis Designs ribbon
- Trim an 8" x 10" photograph to about 7" x 9", cutting out any un-needed background.
- Carefully cut the center circle out from the Teresa Collins Travelogue paper, just outside the black outline.
- Adhere the cut circle slightly off-center on a sheet of white cardstock, trimming off the excess to create a flat edge along the left-hand side of the layout.
- Adhere the photograph so that it touches the edge of the red stripe on the left side and is about 1 ½" from the top of the layout. The photograph will be virtually centered on the layout.
- Add a ribbon edge to the bottom and the lower right corner of the photograph by folding the corner up and cutting the edge of the ribbon at an angle for a finished edge.
- Paint the lowercase letters "F" and "Y" black and let dry.
- Adhere the letters to spell "FAMILY" across the bottom of the photograph, slightly overlapping the ribbon and circle photo mat.
- Finally, add a silver star brad to dot the "I".