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Sahin Designs – Texture and dimension on hybrid layouts

Hello everyone. I’m back to share a new layout with you today. I have said this before, but I cannot get enough of finding ways to create added dimension and texture on my pages. I usually use cut files to achieve that goal, but I would like to show you another technique I love.

The beautiful floral print in the Recorded collection by Sahin Designs drew my attention.

To begin, I created my background by repeating the floral element on opposite corners of the page. With an exacto knife, I then started cutting the outline of the orchids, just enough so I could lift them. I picked a soft pink cardstock to back my page, as it matched perfectly one of the colors in some of the branches. To make sure all the petals kept that dimension, I adhered them down with foam dots. A little touch of watercolor paint was used to add a little bit of color.

I also doubled up on some of the flowers to add an extra layer of dimension.

Next, I worked on building layers behind my photo with different patterned papers from the collection. The two main clusters include some of my favorite elements, such as flowers, which I printed on vellum for a softer look, sweet sentiments and the delicate bow.

Some black foam elements from my stash finished the layout.

I hope you are inspired to give this technique a try and build more texture and dimension on your pages.

Have a lovely day!

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