For this layout, I used a photo of my son that I took right before his eighth grade graduation ceremony and layered it next to one of the wood veneer frames from this month's kit that I placed my journaling in.
I wanted to use a bold, dark gray contrasting color for my background so the orange, blue, and yellow puffy stars would really pop of off the page. I layered them, along with the cork chevron embellishments from the kit, on top of the "XO" cut file that I cut out using some white card stock.
I colored the "XO" cut file using some coordinating aqua, yellow, and blue spray ink. It's a challenge for me to create a masculine layout, but I really love how this one turned out!