I started out making a card, but when I stamped the Simon Says Stamp lovely You Matter stamp on a piece of cardstock, I changed my mind and instead made a layout. This is a really wonderful stamp with such great sentiments. You could use it as a background stamp, or cut out the sentiments, as I did here. I had fun layering different elements on this page. I took that photo last year and the focus was on the dinosaur and Anton was slightly out of focus (but not enough to make it look intentional). I really wanted to use it though because I love his expression on the photo, so I gave it a translucent overlay in Photoshop.
The background is wood paper from Simple Stories, from their Basics paper kit. The papers have different wood patterns on one side and ledger patterns on the other, combining two of my favourite things. I stamped the wood paper with the You Matter stamp with Slate ink. It was torn in a few places, and die cut stars were placed there.
This background has a funny story behind it. I woke up in the middle of the night with the idea of a mottled blue and brown background with circles on top, and recreated it first thing in the morning. I used Prima's watercolor paint and the stamp is the Rings Bold Prints by Hero Arts, also stamped with Slate ink.
I used a bunch of SSS exclusive dies on this page, such as this Inspire word, die cut from Slate paper.
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