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Altenew – Achieving Dimension On Your Layout

Hello there! Today I would like to share three easy tips on how to achieve dimension on your scrapbook pages.
If you have had the chance to check out my previous posts and projects, you may have noticed that my style is very clean and simple. I usually focus on one element or a few colors and repeat them throughout the layout to create continuity and achieve a cohesive look. Because of the simplicity of my pages, I found that a few easy tricks can really make a difference in terms of adding dimension and interest to them.

  • Building Layers
This is my absolute favorite and can be achieved in a lot of different ways, that is with patterned papers, mixed media, ephemera pieces, washi tape. The possibilities are endless. I often layer cut files and die cuts to give the design more depth. For my layout today, I cut a beautiful clematis wreath twice. I chose white card stock for the bottom layer, and a gorgeous watercolor patterned paper included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection for the top one. Vellum is also another option and I love the delicate touch it adds, but I decided not to use here.

  • Have Fun With Your Elements

Play with your elements and don’t be afraid to modify them. Here I opted to adhere the first wreath directly onto the background, but fussy cut the flowers out of the watercolor one to obtain individual shapes. My goal was to make them look like they were floating on the page and create shadows and lots of dimension. Foam dots are a must-have in this case.

  • Diversify Your Embellishments
Mixing up the type of embellishments you use adds extra texture and interest. Stickers, chipboard stickers, stamped images, and die cuts contribute to create dimension by adding different heights. The flowers you see here were fussy cut from the Doodled Lace Cover Die. I love the stitched details! I also heat-embossed several little flowers included in the Amazing You stamp set with Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder and scattered them all around the wreath. To match the colors of the layout, I water colored them by using inks.
I hope you’ll find these simple tips helpful and inspiring. I would love to hear what you think 🙂
Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!
Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew – Sketch Challenge #5

Hello, Altenew fans! It’s Enza, and I am excited to be hosting Sketch Challenge #5. The Sketch is based on one of my recent layouts, which you can find here.

The main inspiration for the layout above was a floral cut file, that I just backed with beautiful papers from the Reflection Collection. I love the watercolor effect!

For my new page, I decided to use the Build-A-Flower: Coral Charm stamp set and coordinating dies to create my own embellishments. The main clusters include layers of colorful flowers and leaves, some of which were adhered down with foam dots to achieve dimension and a more natural look. I heat-embossed all the images with Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder for a shiny effect. The leaves were stamped with a variety of Crisp Inks. I used the following colors: Evening Gray, Lava Rock, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen.

I also stamped the delicate tiny flowers that come in the same stamp set behind the clusters. I wanted it to be a subtle but still noticeable addition, so I used the Altenew Crisp Ink in Evening Gray, which was perfect for it. As you can see in the pictures, I also layered the flowers with some vellum. The more layers the better!

For the title, I heat-embossed two of the words included in the Super Script Scrapbook stamp set with Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder, then fussy cut them.

Some embellishments from the Reflection Collection, as well as others created with the the Point It Out and More Than Words stamp sets finished the layout.

Play Along:

Make a scrapbook layout, a documenter spread, a notebook pocket spread or any other project based on the sketch above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.


  • Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used.
  • Make sure to use our challenge image above on your blog post.
  • Include a link back to the Altenew Sketch Challenge post.
  • When uploading your project, make sure you link your entry post, not your entire blog.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish!
  • Challenge ends on Saturday, September 30th at 11:55 pm EDT.


After the challenge closes, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 8th, 2017.

There is more! If you use #AltenewSketch when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are entered to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store.


Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew Stamp/Die/Storage Pouch Release Blog Hop Day 2+ Giveaway

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew Stamp/Die/Storage Pouch Release Blog Hop Day 2+ Giveaway!

You should have arrived from Dana‘s blog. I’ll add the list below for your convenience.

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Debby Hughes

Hussena Calcuttawala

Sandra Dietrich

Taheerah Atchia

Sveta Fotinia

Olga Moss

Irit Landgraf

Lydia Evans

Missy Whidden

Dana Gong

Enza Gudor

Laura Jane

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kimberly Crawford

Erum Tasneem

Here is what is up for grabs:

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd.

I’m so excited about this release! So many amazing products! For my layout today I used the 3D Star Die. What I love the most about this die is the dimension it adds to your projects, and so easy to put together.

I started by die cutting several stars out of patterned paper from the Reflection Collection and placing them on a diagonal onto my page. Before doing that, to give more interest to the background, I added some bubbles with the Tiny Bubbles stencil and a mini ink blending tool. The Crisp Dye Ink in Sea Glass matched perfectly the color of the stars.

Next, I layered the photo with some patterned paper and adhered it down with a piece of foam sheet to add dimension. The cluster on the left hand side includes some chipboard stickers, a wood button from the Reflection Collection, and acetate pieces. I created a banner with the More Than Words stamp set, which is also part of this release, to add my sentiment below the picture.

To finish everything off, I scattered lots of tiny stars and enamel dots around the star die cuts and added the title.

Thank you for stopping by today. Your next stop is the talented Laura Jane‘s blog. Remember to leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

Have a lovely day!