Hi everyone! Eva Pizarro here bringing you an easy tutorial for a non-photo layout. Sometimes you want to tell a story but just don’t have a picture to help you illustrate it. That’s what happened to me when I started this layout.
During my last two years of engineering, I decided I wanted to go abroad and finish my school in Italy. I had already studied the language but hadn’t really spoken Italian very much. While living there, I met my husband and we started dating (not everything was study). After a few months together, he told me that I had a few funny phrases I would say all the time that didn’t really exist in Italian! He said he had never told me because he didn’t want to make me feel bad! This layout tells that story, and every time we remember those phrases we can’t help but laugh.
To do this layout, I cut a world map with my electronic cutting machine. I simply traced an image I found online.
To attach the map, I adhered the negative image with some washi tape and used liquid glue to put all the countries in their correct places.
I thought it would be fun to make a visual connection between my home country and where I met my husband and had such a good time, so I included some twine to connect Chile and Italy.
I used my dies to cut gold speech bubbles that I could put cute numbers on.
And that was it!
Here’s my finished layout. I used the alphabet masks for my title because I loved the big bold font.
I love how those gold speech bubbles shine when you look at the layout from different directions.
At the bottom I included a hidden tag with all the mispronounced phrases (no need to embarrass myself any longer).
Next time you want to tell a story and don’t have a picture, don’t let it discourage you! You can make beautiful layouts that still tell a story without photos.
Have a great day!
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