Hello and welcome back, everyone!! I’m so excited for today’s post – this is my first ever official scrapbooking layout. I’ve been wanting to scrapbook some photos for a while but I never knew where to begin. One night, I just decided to create a layout with this photo using the stamps and dies that I have in my stash.
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I started off by stamping a layered woodgrain background with our Buildable Woodgrain set onto an 8.5x11in sheet of white cardstock using our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz Dye Inks. While I had my inks out, I stamped my sentiment/title. I used our Brushed Happy sentiment set and inked up the large Happy in our Light Onyx Dye Ink. Then I applied my Stardust technique to the sentiment. For this technique, after I stamped the sentiment in a solid colored ink, I inked up the bottom portion of the large stamp with embossing ink and then poured some glitter embossing powder onto that area. Once heat embossed, you have this beautiful glitter ombre effect! Then I die cut the sentiment using the coordinating die.
Here is a video where I demonstrate this technique in a more detailed video. Next I layered a piece of black cardstock and a Geometric Lattice die cut behind my photo and then mounted the photo onto my cardstock sheet.
Then I created the bits and elements that I planned to use on my layout – butterflies and peony die cuts. I stamped our Beautiful Butterflies 1, 2 and 3 in our Caviar Hybrid copic friendly ink and colored them in. Then I die cut several pieces of petal cut peonies in white cardstock. I also had some red and glitter die cuts lying around from previous projects which I used here. I also stamped some of our Basic Labels (happy, amazing, wonderful) using our Noir Dye Ink to add to my project.
Once I had everything die cut and laid out in front of me, I started arranging and adhering down all of my elements. I made sure that the flow of the project went from the bottom left corner to the top right corner. This was easy to do with the placement of my butterflies. Lastly, I stamped the rectangular label from our Modern Labels set in our Smoky Quartz dye ink and fussy cut it. I used this for my journaling and adhered it onto my project.
Be sure to watch the process video above for more detailed instructions and explanations on this project. What did you all think? Do you scrapbook? Is scrapbooking dead? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I will still be cardmaking in the future! However, I do plan on throwing in a scrapbooking video/post into the mix. I hope you don’t mind! Thanks for stopping by!