Welcome to December Daily® 2020 | Story Seven.
Today's story uses the prompt "December is..." It's a simple way to organize thoughts you might have in your head + heart about what December means to you. I loved creating a full page stamped background (and continuing that on the backside of the die cut).
Let's start with the process video:
Here's a look at my page via images:
In Product Play 4 I set up this Decemeber Die Cut (physical version sold out / digital version available here) as one of my foundation pages and played with paint + a star stencil + texture paste. This die cut is generic enough that it can be used to support all kinds of different stories in your project. I decided to pair it with the prompt "December is..."
To begin my storytelling I started with a 6x8 piece of white cardstock. On top of that I used the December Daily® 6x8 Alpha Stamp Set + Pendleton Ink to stamp/create a full page background. For my background I stamped out "December is" and one or two other words and then added my longer journaling to a simple white background card. I cut out a pocket from a page protector + adhered it to my stamped background using red line tape. A couple chipboard stars and one of the rectangle pleather pieces from the Main Kit finish off this page.
On the back of the die cut "December" I used St. Helens ink to repeat stamp "December" to create a pattern/texture similar to the main page.
Along the edge of my stamped page I stitched one of the December Daily® Half-Circle Fabric Phrases. I love how it looks both behind the stencil page and how the stitching turned out.
As I sat at my computer and typed up my journaling I felt a little like I was writing a poem. I love the simplicity of starting each sentence with "December is..." and seeing what comes out of my head and heart as I'm writing. For this one I wanted to include both the awesome + the challenging pieces.
Before settling on the plain white background for my journaling I played around with printing on top of the "stamped-off" (how I clean stamps sometimes) pattern/texture and on a leftover Gelli plate print I made for the Product Play 4 workshop. There isn't a right or a wrong - it's just fun to try some things out and see which one feels best in the moment.
My stamped off pattern before running it through the printer.
I also did end up adding a photo to the back of my journaling card. I had a close up of one of my poinsettias and used that for today. You can always include longer journaling on the back or pattern paper or just leave it blank.
- December Daily® Main Kit
- December Daily® Die Cut Page Shapes (digital version here)
- December Daily® Chipboard Sheet Bundle
- December Daily® Alpha Stamps
- AED Pendleton Ink (red)
- AED St. Helens Ink
- December Daily® Tab Sticker Sheet (similar)
- December Daily® Half-Circle Fabric Phrases
- 4x6 Stamp Block
- Tim Holtz Star Stencil
- Titan Green Pale Acrylic Paint
- Texture Paste
BASIC SUPPLIES USED IN MANY PROJECTS
- Tiny Attacher Stapler
- Fiskars Trimmer
- Avery Index Tabs
- Scotch Rolling Adhesive
- AE Circle Stamp Block
- Epson PictureMate PM400 Printer (5x7 and smaller)
- Epson XP 15000 Printer (up to 13x19)
- Black StazOn Ink
- We R Memory Keepers Punch
- 6 Hole Punch
- Silhouette Cameo 4
- Red Line Adhesive
- Versamark Embossing Ink
- Snappy Tray
- Heat Gun
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