Hey October Afternoon fans! It's Mandy here with this weeks Tuesday tutorial. I decided to create this week's tutorial after receiving many requests asking about the "California Love" triangle layout I made back in March for a sketch challenge. Here is the layout to refresh y'all's memory.
I will warn you now this layout takes a bit longer than I normally like to spend on a layout and a bit more patience. Let's get started.
When You Wake Tell Me A Story by. Mandy Koeppen
Here's a look at the supplies I started with:
I used 2 pieces of cardstock, 2 pieces of scraps(for triangle patterns), pattern paper, alphas, chipboard, stamps, ink pad, foam squares, sewing machine, adhesive, and photos.
Trace or freehand cut triangle on the backside of 1 piece of your cardstock. You'll want to use a craft knife to cut your triangles from the cardstock. Don't forget to label your triangle this will come in handy later on.
Once you have the triangle you want cut out grab you other piece of cardstock. This will be your backer cardstock. Line the 2 cardstock pieces up. Using a pencil lightly trace 2 of the triangles. 1 will be for your stamped image the other will be for the letters or embellishments.
Once you have decided where and how many photos you will use on your layout grab the triangles that where the photos will be placed and cut around the photos. I adhere my photos to the back of the top layer of cardstock so I leave a 1/4 inch on the side of the photo as you can see below. Then adhere to layout.
Stamps!!! Grab your October Afternoon stamps, clear block, & triangle pattern.I place the Triangle pattern under the block so I know right where to place my images. Always do a test before stamping on your layout just to make sure all the images are going to be where you want. Once you have the triangle stamped don't forget to erase your pencil marks.
Here is what my layout looks like up to this point.
Adhere chipboard alpha or images to a triangle.
Grab different pattern papers and 2 triangles. You will cut the pattern paper into the same exact size as the triangles. As you can see the amount of triangle you need to cut will vary on how many photos you use on the layout. For the tutorial I used only 1 photo so I had 2 pattern papers on the top layer and 1 on the bottom. Adhere to the top layer of cardstock.
Place foam adhesive squares randomly on the back of the top layer of cardstock. I also put washi tape over the thread after sewing.
STEP 9 (no photo)
Line the 2 piece of cardstock up adhere together. Make sure you have all those pesky backings off the foam squares.
Add title and embellish layout.
I hope y'all have enjoyed this tutorial. I've had a great time creating this layout with the new Public Library line. If you have any questions please let me know. Have a nice day! ~Mandy