Hi! It’s me, Sandra, here today and I’m sharing a brand new scrapbook layout along with two tips to create an awesome scrapbook layout. The secret to make your layout awesome is to add something handmade. Before I go into more detail about the tips, let’s have a look at the layout. I used the versatile Storyteller collection by Vicki Boutin to create the scrapbook page. It shows me and my dad. I really want to remember this day we spent together at a soccer game here in Leipzig, Germany.
And now onto my two tips to make your layout special:
- customize your background
- add at least one handmade embellishment.
Tip 1: Customize the background. There are many options. I used a stencil and embossing paste to create a nice texture and an eyecatcher on the scrapbook layout. Some of the words will be covered later by the photo and the embellishments. However, just knowing that you created the background yourself will make your layout special :). How to: Put the stencil onto the background paper. I use washi-tape to keep the stencil in place. Next, use embossing paste and apply the paste onto the background with a palette-knife. Let dry completely.
Once your background is all dry, start layering the photo and a variety of embellishments to create dimension. The large floral embellishments from Storyteller are perfect to frame the photo.
And now onto tip 2: add a handmade embellishment. All you need is an ordinary paper clip and a washi-tape spool to create a clip with a flag. I added the clip onto the photo:
How to: paper clip with washi-tape flag. Grab a paper clip. Get a washi-tape spool. Place a strip of washi-tape onto the top of the clip. Glue the washi-tape strip as shown in the photo below. Cut to the desired shape. Done!
You’ve reached the end of today’s post. I hope you like my 2 tips to create an awesome scrapbook layout. And it would make me happy to see what you create! Try to customize the background of your scrapbook layouts with stencils and embossing paste. And don’t forget to add handmade embellishments for more fun!
Supplies: American Crafts | Vicki Boutin Storyteller: Bohemian (34001326), Narrative (34001328), Sticker Book (34001341), Embellishments (34001342), Embellishments (34001343), Washi Tape Spools (34001345), Wild Soul Stencil (34001348)