- Building Layers
- Have Fun With Your Elements
- Diversify Your Embellishments
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.
The concept for this page was to highlight the colors in the picture by keeping a monochromatic look. The red in my daughter’s dress pops against the dark background, making it the focal point. To start, I backed a cut file with one of the papers in the Reflection Scrapbook Kit that had the same hues. It’s the best when patterned papers do all the work for you. I got a watercolor effect with no effort 😉
Then after fussy cutting lots of roses to create clusters around the photo, I decided to use the Freeform Greenery stamp set to add more layers to them. I also heat-embossed some of the images using the Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder. Again, gold is one of the colors in the picture, so I thought it would compliment the other colors perfectly.
I also added some sentiments from the sticker and chipboard sheets included in the kit. Adhering elements with foam dots gives the layout extra dimension and a more realistic look. Layering is one of my favorite techniques!
At this point, I was just missing title and date. The 365 stamp set came in handy for that. The font is adorable and the sentiment I used was perfect as a finishing touch. The Crystal Clear Embossing Powder gave it more depth and shine.
I hope you felt inspired to use these stamp sets on your scrapbook pages and use them to add unique details. Also if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.