Hi Everyone! This week Kirsty, Camilla and I are excited to share with you our techniques when it comes to layering printed chipboard, embellishments and patterned papers together.
The gorgeous new English Rose collection has stunning printed chipboard pieces included in its range and the flowers and leaves are perfect for layering over patterned papers and photos on your layouts.
On my layout “Tiny Dancer” I have added the flocked specialty paper – Vera, and used a border punch along one edge. The texture on this paper creates the base for my layering effect.
“Tiny Dancer” by Leanne Allinson: English Rose collection – Frieda (p600); specialty paper – Vera (ps130); 6″ paper pad (pp835); clear stamps – English Rose (cs768), tags (cs760); ink – rose (ip712), black (ip707); printed chipboard – English Rose (cb119); mini alpha stickers – cream (ma 505). Other: machine stitching; small shipping tag; embroidery thread.
The artisian shape paper beneath the photos has been machine stitched to the layout and the strips of patterned paper have been selected from the 6″ paper pad, one of which has been individually stamped with the English Rose border clear stamp (cs768).
Inking, stitching and stamping are all good techniques to use when layering. I like to ink the edges of most of my individual pieces of paper and trim. It gives the piece definition and ensures when it is placed onto your layout, it won’t blend directly into the background.
Similarly, die-cuts and trims are also great to use, especially with pop dots. They are lifted up off the page and can be used to highlight a title, for example. Don’t be afraid to cut the die-cuts, trims and chipboard up either. That’s what this layering technique is all about. Taking something pretty and making it extraordinary!
Camilla says “I usually layer a lot on my layouts, not only papers but also embellies like flowers, stamping, lace and tickets. The Seaside collection has such fun colours. I decided to go with the beige, blue and yellow.”
Again, stamping has been used on this layout as an individual layer. The black circle stamp draws the eye back through the layout to the beige background. The lace strips, placed at different levels, do the same thing, creating depth to the page.
“Båtstugor” – Camilla Ekman: Seaside papers; Rock Pools (P592), Escape (P593); Seaside Clear Stamps (CS767); Seaside Die Cut Elements (DC330); Embellishment Pack Seaside (EM941); Embellishment Pack Seaside (EM942); Lace Pack – Cream (EM927); Flowers – Sunshine (F604); Pearl Brads – Chocolate (EM935)
Other: chipboard alpha
Kirsty says “The English Rose collection just begs to be layered, the gorgeous soft old world patterns and colours reminded me of old fashioned dresses worn to tea parties with layers of petticoats and ruffles. I love how the ‘Vera’ specialty paper (PS130) was subtly flocked, allowing me to swipe a co-ordinating ink pad over the top to enhance the gorgeous velvety swirls.”
“Love” by Kirsty Piper: English Rose Collection- Patterned paper; Specialty Paper Vera(PS130), Florence(P596), Estelle(P598), Pearl(P601), English Rose Die Cut Elements(DC331), KaiserCraft Other- Wood Flourishes Love and Cherish(FL319), Wood Flourish Curls(SB725), Mounting Foam Pads(T302), Tiny Alpha Stickers latte(MA511)
The KaiserCraft foam dots are absolutely perfect for adding just the right amount of dimension to your projects and are wonderful to use for layering the beautiful roses hand cut from the patterned papers of the English Rose collection.
So, the next time you pick up a piece of printed chipboard or another fabulous co-ordinated embellishment, try layering them to add depth and definition to your page!