Friday, March 25, 2011

Sunset Layout & Digital Stamps

What is better than watching a sunset?  How about watching a sunset in the Caribbean while there are dolphins jumping along your cruise ship.  It was such a terrific experience - I had to scrapbook it!

I used lots of different elements and techniques to make this layout.  I added color to the ivory cardstock using a sponge and glimmer mists.  The sun is a modified digital stamp by Tiffany Doodles.  If you are not familiar with digital stamps, they are digital images made to look like stamps, which you print out versus using a stamp and ink.  Did you know you can cut clean-lined digital stamps in Sure Cuts A Lot using the Trace function?  I will show you how to do this in a future post.  There are many free digital stamps available online.  In fact, there is a blog that provides links to these stamps.  Check out the Free Digital Stamps blog here.

I created the journaling in Microsoft Word and enlarged and colored the key descriptive words used (perfect, serene, sunset, and dream). 

To enhance the way we felt watching the dolphins jumping, I added a quote by Elegant Wordart by Bethany.  I printed the quote on transparency paper to make it easier to center and place on my layout.

Other materials used:
  • Glimmers Mists in Tuscan Sun and Lemon Meringue
  • Sunset title cut using Sure Cuts a Lot and my Cricut.  The font used is "akaDora" by The Scrapping Table.  I used the shadow feature to create all 3 layers of the title.
  • Rhinestones, brad, and bunched/stapled ribbon to embellish.

I am entering this layout into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Friday!


  1. Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. fantastic scraplayout Mel, very cute
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  3. Gorgeous layout - how great to see the dolphins. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  4. Hi Melanie,
    I love how you are so digitally inclined and made the sun just perfect for your journaling!
    I'm now your newest follower!
    Thanks soooo much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew