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Stamping Tech Linda Barber here. If you follow my blog, you know that I’m a huge fan of circles. And honestly, who isn’t? Here at Technique Tuesday, circles are loved as well. The best part being that most of the circle stamps match standard punches. Nice!

The idea for this layout was stolen scraplifted off the April issue of Travel & Leisure.  They recently re-designed the magazine, and I’m not quite sure what to make of it yet. But I was totally in love with their main table of contents page.

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Right? Really good. Totally my jam — simple, clean, focus on photos.

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So I set to recreate it using photos of my favorite spot in the world, Kauai. The materials I used: With Flair and Flairific sets, watercolor crayons, brushes + water, black stamping ink, pop up dots.

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My photos and journaling are printed directly onto matte photo paper (which I love). The photos are sized 2.75” x 3.75”.

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To create the watercolor-y background for the flairs, I used a variety of red/pink/yellow watercolor crayons, and randomly applied patches to a piece of white cardstock. I tried a bunch of different combos, and used the ones that looked best against the photos (sorry I didn’t take a photo before I cut into the paper.)

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I waited until the cardstock dried (okay, fine, I dried it with a heat gun), and then stamped the images with black ink. Then, I used a 1” punch to cut them out, and added some pop up dots to give the layout a little dimension. The word “wow” is from With Flair set and it’s stamped directly onto the photo.

There you go! Easy peasy!

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