This month's Scrapbook Stamping class features paper piecing stamped images to create beautiful works of art for your scrapbook pages. The use of stamps makes the paper piecing technique super easy. The addition of glitter, spray mists and other small embellishments or supplies will add even more detail and dimension to your stamped paper pieced creations!
This month I chose to create a photo-free layout. I don't do many layouts that don't have at least one photo but I thought it would be nice to show how to create a beautifully embellished page whether you use photos or not.
If you have been a blog follower of mine for awhile you might have seen that I keep an album that features the holiday cards and photo cards we receive from friends and family every year. In the last couple of years I have received some stunning handmade cards that I can't bare to part with and so I have gone to creating pocket page layouts to house these cards. Click HERE to see another pocket design layout.
Click HERE to view all the layouts in my Christmas Cards from Friends & Family album.
Consider replacing the memorabilia with photos to make the sketch design work for you!
I used the coordinating Hanging Ornaments digital die cut download from Hero Arts to die cut the shape from some of the cream MME patterned paper before stamping the dies with the matching stamp.
I stamped the design on additional MME Lost & Found Christmas papers from the 6x6 paper pad, cut the designs out, pieced the larger ornament together and added Stickles glitter glue to add sparkle, shine and dimension to my stamped embellishments.
The glittered chipboard title coordinates nicely with the rest of the glittered accent border. I placed foam adhesive underneath it to give it some depth on my page.
I used PTI Rustic Twine and silk ribbon to create an elegant bow. To hide the foam dot adhesive, I cut the shank off the back of this Tim Holtz button (using Tim's scissors) and then glued it in place using Glossy Accents. I just set something heavy on top for about a half hour so that the glue would set and my button wouldn't budge. ;)
I used the pre-printed/glittered accent on my background paper as the perfect place to print my journaling for my page. I sometimes find these types of patterned papers difficult to work around but if you can find a way to incorporate the element into your page design it is so worth it! Click HERE to see another page I created utilizing the pre-made label on the paper.
SUPPLIES (click on photos for links):
Click HERE to view this month's layout, video and PDF handout at 2Peas.
Click HERE to view the entire 2011 Scrapbook Stamping Class at 2Peas.
Click HERE to view the amazing guest designer layouts by Cari Locken, Sharyn Tormanen and Latisha Yoast.
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