I made this beach layout with Echo Park Paper's Here & Now collection, which was featured in the September Creative Kit at My Creative Scrapbook.
To make the sun rays, I started by cutting a piece of yellow patterned paper 11.5 inches across and 7 inches tall, rounding the top two corners, and placing it on top of white cardstock.
Then, starting left to right, I cut yellow cardstock in the shape of rays and lightly tacked them on top of the yellow patterned paper. You can see that on the left side above. I wanted to have a little light shining through (as you can see on the right side above), so I used a paper cutter to trim each side of the rays.
When trimming, I kept the cardstock rays on top of the yellow patterned paper as a guide for where to cut.
Once I had all the rays in place, I stitched them down. A white doily hides any imperfections where the rays meet in the middle.
I added a title block at the top using a frame and die cuts from Fancy Pants Designs and alphas from Echo Park.
To make the transition smoother from the sun rays at the top to the blue patterned paper at the bottom, I used a yellow tape sticker. The chevrons guide the eyes across the page to the photo.
Above is another look at the completed layout. The ribbon tab to the right of the photo pulls out to reveal hidden journaling.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another layout from this kit.