Friendship scrapbook layout

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 27 Apr, 2017

Scrapbooking is the perfect way to document memories with your friends, so why not create your very own embellished page? Combine bright and pastel paper scraps with plenty of buttons, mini dies and embellishments for the ultimate project dedicated to your besties.

1. Pick a range of co-ordinating scraps that you have left over from previous projects and cut them into banner shapes. You can either do this freehand or use the bunting mini dies – we did both! Combine a mixture of plain paper, patterned paper and patterned vellum. If any of your scraps have shapes on them, fussy cut these as well to use as embellishments.

2. Arrange your pieces in a circle on a 12 x 12" sheet of textured cardstock, making sure to spread the colours and patterns evenly. Lightly adhere them in place with small dabs of tacky glue and poke holes through them with an embossing pen, around the perimeter of the circle. Hand stitch some twine through all of the holes.

3. Layer some more scraps on top of parts of the stitching to fill in any gaps. Machine sew another few rows of stitching around the circle.

4. Create an embellishment cluster for your photos on the left-hand side of the circle. Pick some die-cut labels and shapes from assorted ultimate packs to layer together. Position three labels in an offset stack, just inside the circle. Add wooden buttons, ribbon bows, mirror shapes and Santoro Rose Charms to your cluster and make a smaller one in the top right-hand corner to balance the composition.

5. Dilute some pink Artiste Acrylic Paint and pick some up with a thin paintbrush. Flick the colour over the page in a diagonal motion, from the bottom right-hand corner to the top left-hand corner. Once dry, create your title using some wooden alphas. To emphasize the title and create some contrast, die cut a sentiment using the ‘Someone special’ mini die. Stick in place, using the Sailor 2 In 1 Glue Pen.

6. Print off two small photos to fi t with your theme, one slightly bigger than the other. Adhere a layer of 3D foam tape behind the smaller one and stick to the left-hand side of the circle at an angle, so the bottom is the same level as your title. Attach two layers of foam tape to the larger picture and stick just below to finish, slightly overlapping the smaller one.

Project, photography and how-to instructions by Zinia Amoiridou. Project originally published in the February issue (79) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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