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Give a Cheer
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Do you know the feeling when you start out with a vague idea for a layout. And then your project takes on a life of its own and ends up looking nothing like you originally planned?? Well this is such a layout and I absolutely love it!

I first started playing with my little gel press and distress oxide colours, trying to create ombre backgrounds for a multi photo page. Then the postie arrived with my new Visible Image stamp set and I added the jumping lady stamp to the mix. Then my printer ran out of ink and messed up my sheet of selected photos. But I liked the look of one particular photo so much that I applied some filters to it before installing new cartridges and printing it again. And then I went crazy with colour, stamping, die cutting, embossing, stencilling .......(Note to self: breathe!)

I had a blast, especially using the gel press. A nifty little tool that I simply do not use enough. That will change after this project! I already have some ideas for cards.

I also added 3 repurposed items: the red circle was cut from the acetate cover of VB's MM foundation paper. The small piece of card with the grey printed words was the insert of a Kaisercraft Rhinestone packet. And lastly, part of the subtitle (Bring On The Beers) is the actual title of one of Visible Image's stamp sets, cut from the card backing.

Gel Plate - Gel Press, 3x5 ins (7.5x13 cm)
Stars - Sticker sheet from local newspaper store (WHSmith)
Journal strip - Little Yellow Bicycle, Journaling Tablet, Savor