Hi everyone! Danni here with a simple modified grid layout using the incredible Unforgettable collection. I still can’t get enough of the beautiful colours and florals in this stunning collection.

In keeping with our ‘Stars and Stripes’ theme for this week, I decided to showcase the grey stripe pattern in Glorious 12×12 paper by using it for my background. I cut a large square from Lacewing 12×12 paper and added a white border to use as the base for my modified grid. I oriented my photo in the upper right of the square, then added a journal spot from Storyteller 12×12 paper which I backed with the woodgrain of Natural Beauty paper. I went ahead distressed the edges and added some machine stitching to the large square and my journal spot layers for some extra texture.

 

For my title I decided to switch it up and fussy cut some words from Unscripted 12×12 paper and I’m so glad I did! They were easier to do than I thought, and they are the perfect medium sized titles. I placed my title in my journaling spot and added a few lines of journaling along with the date to fill up the rest of the card.

For the rest of the grid I cut rectangles from the 6×8 paper stack in different sizes to fill in the remaining spaces. I love using the 6×8 paper stack for things like this because the smaller pattern makes it more visible in the small pieces. I used a combination of accessory stickers, die cut ephemera and clear stickers to decorate the remaining rectangles. I also added some twine to the sticker tag and outlined some of the pieces with black pen to add definition.

I made some star embellishments by tracing some star shapes on the reverse side of 6×8 paper stack papers and fussy cutting them out. I used these to fill in some of the empty spots and to cover some of the unwanted background details in my photo – an easy way to save a photo if you forget to edit it before printing like I did! I also went ahead and added a few enamel dots to each cluster of stars. The finishing touches were some black paint splatters to the background and a sketchy hand drawn border in black pen.

There is a process video linked below if you would like to watch this all come together. Thank you for joining me today and happy scrapping!

Danni x

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