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Sarah Packer – #squadgoals

Hi Lovelies,

Sarah here today to share with you a layout I created using the lovely mandala cut file (available to buy as a download from the shop or as a pre-cut element). I decided to use the cut file as a stencil for this one and used the lovely Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (also available in the shop!) I chose colours that would compliment the paper collection I was going to use, which was Hustle and Heart by Amy Tangerine.

Pretty My Page Mandala full Amy Tangerine Hustle and Heart Sarah Packer May 19 1024x1024 - Sarah Packer - #squadgoals

Using a blending tool, I created a rainbow effect with the distress oxides, blending colours as I went. I then flicked some water all over the page to get the distressed look. I trimmed the white cardstock and distressed the edges and mounted it onto a gutted piece of patterned paper. I mounted my photo on a contrasting piece of patterned paper and raised it up on foam pads. Once I had my photo in place I used some of the ephemera to decorate – perfect photo for using that pesky tiger I never thought I’d get to use!! I added some detail at the top of the page using a couple of the manufacturing strips and a puffy heart. I added my title using some Thickers and then embellished the page with a large puffy heart and some enamel dots.

Pretty My Page Mandala close up 2 Amy Tangerine Hustle and Heart May 19 1024x1024 - Sarah Packer - #squadgoals

Why don’t you give using a cut file as a stencil a go?!

Until next time…

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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx

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