Today's project is coming to you in partnership with Scrapbook.com and their Parade For Pops event. Big thanks to them for the invitation + for sending me a section of their Pops Of Color liquid embellishment to play with and create a project celebrating the Dad's in my life.
Here's a process video that takes you though the steps of creating this project:
Here are some additional images of the process + completed project:
Pops Of Color are fun little bottles of liquid embellishments. You can use them like paint to create backgrounds (like I'll show below) or you can squeeze out a bit, let them dry, and have your own custom colorful dots (dries with dimension).
For my project I decided to document a couple things I'm thankful for about each of the Dad's in my life. I decided to use the Pops Of Color to create watercolor-ish circle backgrounds that become homes for my story and additional embellishments.
I started by using a 3.5 inch Circle Punch to create a template from a sheet of cardstock. I laid that template on white cardstock, added a few dots from the Pops Of Color bottles and then used the Scrapbook.com scraper in a circular manner to create my backgrounds (see video for more detail). After they dried I used a 4 inch Circle Punch to cut them out.
I seriously love how these turned out.
At first I contemplated using one of the new 12x12 pattern papers from the Black + White Scrapbook Kit as my background but pivoted and grabbed a couple sheets of this Heidi Swapp pattern paper and cut it down to 7 inches wide x 8.25 inches tall.
I designed a text circle and printed that on ink jet transparencies. I cut those out by hand using a circle punched using the 4 inch Circle Punch. You can read more about printing on transparencies here.
After cutting out the transparent circles I added layered heart stickers on top and create custom 2-inch labels for each of the Dad's in my life.
After getting all that in order I used a Slick Writer to add a few things I'm thankful about for each Dad (on the painted circle). The transparent circles were adhered using rolling adhesive under the hearts.
For the title circle I used this fun puffy alpha sticker set from Heidi Swapp. I switched out the "O" in YOU and added a layered heart in it's place.
Here are a couple close up images:
You can also check out my project in my Scrapbook.com gallery here.
Again, big thanks to Scrapbook.com for inviting me to participate! I loved using Pops Of Color as a jumping off point for this project.
- Heidi Swapp Splendid Pattern Paper
- Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush Layered Stickers
- Heidi Swapp Sun Chaser Thickers
- Pops Of Color Vacay Bundle
- 4 Inch Circle Punch
- 3.5 Inch Circle Punch
- 6 Hole Punch
- Scrapbook.com Foam Adhesive
- Scrapbook.com Rolling Adhesive
- Ink Jet Printable Transparency
- Scrapbook.com Scraper
- Slick Writer Pen
- Black + White Scrapbook Kit (shown but not used in finished project)