Hello there everyone,
It´s Sanna here today with a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. My passion for paper crafting started with scrapbooking, then I discovered other areas of paper crafting and got distracted. Well, I actually broadened my spectrum. I wanted to go back to creating a layout for a change, so today´s project combines die cutting and scrapbooking.
The basic die cutting shapes (rectangles, squares, ovals and circles) can be used in so many different ways. On my layout I chose to make them the center of attention. The layout itself is very simple in style. I left quite a lot of white space on my layout and chose to die cut retro-style scrapbooking papers to match my late 1970´s color photo. Building this layout was a little bit like building a puzzle. Here is what I did:
Step 1: I first chose the photo, then picked papers I found suitable for the photo.
Step 2: Next I picked smaller sizes of the rectangle, square and fishtail dies and arranged the die cut pieces next to the photo onto the white cardstock. This way I could pick suitable sizes and decide how I wanted the die cut paper pieces to be arranged on the finished page. Remember to take a picture when you have arranged all die cut pieces on the page, otherwise you might forget the order.
Step 3: Pick different patterned paper sheets and die cut the papers. I tried to use different designs next to each other for a more interesting, playful look.
Step 4: Adhere the background patterned paper and the white cardstock together with double sided adhesive and then start adhering the die cut squares and rectangles onto their predetermined places. Adhere the photo and a relatively large sticker where you can do your journaling later.
Step 5: Grab some white cardstock and die cut various Leafy Branch pieces. Adhere the pieces onto the squares for additional detail. Leave some squares empty, fill some. That way the background will look more interesting to the eye.
Step 6: Add wood veneer pieces or other embellishments for additional decoration and use sticker letters to spell out the title of the page. That is all there is to this page. Depending on the colors and shapes you choose, the result can look very different. I hope you give this idea a try!
Here is also a start-to-finish video for you to watch the various steps and to give you a better idea of how this layout came together:
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Stitched Fishtail Banners
Leafy Branch 2
Pair of Leaves 1
Leafy Branch 3
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Dotted Scallop Squares
Dotted Scallop Rectangles