I have a layout for Scrap Everything today. I was sent some really interesting products and had loads of fun experimenting with them.
Here's my layout:
Isn't that photo adorable? It's one my sister-in-law took of one of her daughters. The Carta Bella paper was the perfect background for it.
Now the interesting thing about this layout is that I have only used two key products to make it - one is the pack of Fabscraps French Heritage Stickers and the other is a sheet of X-press It Sticky Barc. If you're not familiar with this second product I will explain further down.
Firstly the stickers - these are transparent so they can be used in a number of ways. Firstly I just placed two of the stickers directly onto my background paper. Their transparency means that you can still see the paper through them. It almost looks like they're part of the paper design. I really love this look. It's kind of vintage and funky at the same time!
I then backed the remaining stickers with white cardstock and placed them randomly around my photo and beyond. In keeping with the aged look of the layout I distressed the edges and outlined each sticker with a brown pen, raising some of them up on foam tape.
Next I used the X-press It Sticky Barc. I love this product! It is real wood (very thin!) backed with super strong adhesive. You can stamp on it like I did or you can paint it, ink it or whatever you like. You can just cut it using scissors like it's paper.
To make my butterflies, I simply stamped on the Sticky Barc with black ink and cut out the images. I removed the backing from the centre part of the butterflies only so the wings could stand free and 'fly'.
I then stamped the word 'happy' onto it and cut this out. What a simple and unique title!
I could also have used a die cut machine to cut out a title or embellishments using the Sticky Barc.
I then just added my journaling around the photo and a bit of stamping and ragged stitching.
This page really was so simple and easy to make. If any of Katherine's customers would like more info on how I made something just drop me a line in the comments.