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Altenew – Simple Rainbow Layout

Hello everyone! The second layout I’m sharing today features the gorgeous Altenew Reflection Collection and came together in no time.

I love spending time embellishing my pages and really enjoy the whole process of trying different approaches before making a decision, but sometimes it is also nice to just go with the flow without over thinking things. That’s exactly what I did with this layout. I knew I wanted to use the rainbow patterned paper in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection to back a cut file, so I picked a design that let all the pretty colors shine through. This is one of the best ways to save time and still achieve nice results. The cut file is from Just Nick and is called Starburst Flower. Once my background was ready, I decided to trim about half of an inch from the edges in order to create a frame and give it a more finished look.

Next, I adhered a chipboard sticker in the middle of the page to serve as the center of my design, but not before backing it with lots of fussy cut leaves from another patterned paper included in the Reflection Kit. I think this adds more interest and creates continuity in terms of colors. The black and white in the frame is found in the leaves, as well as in the sentiments around the page.

At this point, it was just a matter of choosing embellishments in matching colors to accentuate the rainbow look.

I also used the Painted Butterflies stamp set and a variety of Crisp Inks to create more elements for my layout. Stamp sets are a great way to personalize your projects and add that extra touch that makes them unique.
Creating this layout was easy and fun! I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will find the tips I shared today useful.
Thank you for stopping by!

 

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Pink Paislee – To The Beach: Sand And Sun

Hello everyone! This week is all about summer and beach vibes here on the Pink Paislee blog and I’m sharing a layout featuring the gorgeous Summer Lights collection. What I love about this collection is not only the fun and fresh colors, but also the inspiring patterns.

When I saw Paper 06 I knew I wanted to recreate that geometric pattern and use it as my background. The paper features what looks like diagonal strips of little circles, but I was inspired by the sparkle-like shapes created by the negative space in between the circles themselves. I know it is a little confusing, so here is a picture of the paper.

I modified a cut file to obtain the desired shape and just replicated it multiple times. The smaller patterns in the 6×6 paper pad worked perfectly for this. I added some stitching to the individual shapes for texture and to achieve dimension I adhered them down with foam dots.

Once the background was ready, I worked on the layers behind my picture. I love the softness of tulle and I think it fits the summer theme quite well. The one I used has glitter in it, so it kind of matches the β€œsparkles” on the page. It is very subtle, but it really adds a unique touch.

Frames and ephemera pieces were placed all around the photo to create colorful clusters. Mixing different types of embellishments, such as stickers, chipboard stickers, and die cuts, gives your page more movement and lots of dimension.

That is all for today! I hope this inspires you to get creative with your patterned papers and gives you ideas for your next layout. Let your imagination fly and have fun with it!

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Birthday Layout With A Mix Of Stamp Sets

Birthday layout with a mix of stamp sets @Altenew @enzamg #AltenewBlissfulBud #stamping
Hello Altenew fans! Enza here to share a birthday layout with you today. My original idea was totally different from what I have ended up creating. I went from cupcakes and traditional birthday desserts to a bouquet of flowers! How I did that I don’t know. I just know that I really love how this page turned out.

I used a series of different stamp sets. The main one was Blissful Bud, with bits and pieces from Super Script Scrapbook, Garden Treasure, Layered Cupcakes, and 365, which has become my to-go set to stamp dates on my layouts.

To start I decided to create my own background with the Layered Medallion A Stencil using a mini ink blending tool and Crisp Dye Ink in Blush color. I wanted it to be subtle and barely noticeable while still adding interest to the page.

Birthday layout with a mix of stamp sets @Altenew @enzamg #AltenewBlissfulBud #stamping

Next, the gorgeous flower buds. This stamp set is one of my favorites. I love to be creative with it and have fun with colors. I used a variety of Crisp Ink pads in pink, coral, and yellow tones. To achieve dimension I adhered them down with foam dots. I finished the bouquet with some twine tied to the stems.

Birthday layout with a mix of stamp sets @Altenew @enzamg #AltenewBlissfulBud #stamping

I backed my photo with patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection and used several embellishments from the same kit to create a cluster on the right hand side of the picture.

Birthday layout with a mix of stamp sets @Altenew @enzamg #AltenewBlissfulBud #stamping

The Super Script Scrapbook stamp set was perfect to create my title, while the sentiment on top of the photo is included in the same Blissful Bud stamp set. To finish the layout and balance it out, I added a frame sticker from the Reflection Collection on the left side of the bouquet and used sprinkles from the Layered Cupcake stamp set to add what looks like enamel dots all over the flowers and leaves.

Birthday layout with a mix of stamp sets @Altenew @enzamg #AltenewBlissfulBud #stamping

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and feel inspired to create your next birthday layout with some gorgeous Altenew stamp sets.

Thank you for stopping by.