Hello Unity friends! Time for another Hip Hop Thursday and today I have a layout for you that I created with the July 2012 SMAK kit. You'll also see I used the totally awesome polairoid frame from the May 2012 Kit of the Month....I'm obsessed with that thing LOL! For a full list of today's hop participants, check out the Unity blog.
This is my first ever SMAK kit and I'm in LOVE. The stamps are HUGE and just perfect for 12 x 12 layouts like this. I was even able to create my own shapes (e.g. the banners) using some of the stamps from the kit. (My photo is a bit on the bright side...that's what happens when you try to take photos at light with artificial light----sigh).
I heat embossed that pretty medallion with some puffy WOW! Embossing Powder and then cut them out and used them as an anchor for the layout. I then used the dotted flag stamps to make strips for my title and also trimmed them to make my own banners. I wanted to keep my layout as masculine as possible so I kept the embellishments to a minimum and just used a bit of twine.
Here are a few close up shots......
Stamps: July 2012 SMAK Kit (medallion, banners) from Unity Stamp Co., May 2012 Kit of the Month (Polariod Frame from Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Versafine Grey, Versamark for heat embossing
WOW! Embossing Powder: Suzy West By the Bay Skyline Grey (Puff) from WOW!
Papers: My Mind's Eye
Accessories: Baker's Twine from the Twinery, American Crafts vinyl Thickers, Carolee's Creations mini letter stickers