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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 πŸ™‚
Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!
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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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Altenew – Using Stamp Sets To Add Unique Details On A Monochromatic Layout

Hello everyone! I’m back today to show you a new layout created with the gorgeous Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection and some elements from two of their stamp sets: Freeform Greenery Stamp Set and 365 Stamp Set. The versatility of these sets makes them a must-have, as they can be used on any project in a variety of ways. For my layout today, I decided to incorporate them as accent pieces. It can be so fun using stamp sets to add unique details and I want to show you how.

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 πŸ˜‰

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.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!