Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Crate Paper | The Flash

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It's almost Halloween, and I'm here today to share a new layout  using the Cool Kid collection from Crate Paper.  I know I’ve said it before, but I love how versatile this collection is.  I’ve already used it for everyday layouts of our son, travel themed projects, a back to school layout, and now I’m using it for a Halloween layout!

Last year, our son wanted to be The Flash for Halloween. The colors in the Cool Kid collection coordinated perfectly with the colors in his costume.  I decided to go with a full patterned paper background and used the Handsome patterned paper.  I really liked the look of the Red and White stripes in the background.  Since I had a lot of Red in the photo, I needed to break up the striped pattern a bit, so I layered the Boys Club patterned paper behind the photo. 

The Play Thickers worked great for the title of my layout.  I loved the contrast of the wood letters against the Black patterned paper.  I also wanted to repeat the word brave on the layout, since our son was a superhero.  I used a mix of the Puffy Phrase & Accent Stickers and Pennants.  And I loved that the Puffy Phrase & Accent Stickers and Wood Embellishments both included a lightning bolt.  They are a fun complement to The Flash costume!

Most of my embellishments are clustered around the photo, so I decided to create a scattered look on the layout, using some of the stars from the Embellishment pack.  I randomly placed them around the layout and adhered them with liquid adhesive.  Then I sprinkled on some Black Color Shine to emphasize the scattered look.

The Cool Kid collection worked great for a Halloween layout, even though it’s not a Halloween themed collection.  Think of fun ways you can use the Cool Kid collection to focus on your child’s costume, on your next layout!

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1 comment:

  1. Loving little "Flash"! Super cute layout and I really like that it is a Halloween layout without over the top Halloween papers!