Posts Tagged 'wedding album'

Two Layouts and a Tutorial (sort of)

Hey there loyal blog readers (all three of you!),

It might seem that I’m posting a lot more frequently (which would be true) and it might then follow that I’m just chock full of free time and have nothing pressing, right? Wrong. 🙂 Actually, the opposite is true. However, I’ve taken to using scrapbooking as the carrot at the end of the stick. IF, and only IF, I get a certain amount accomplished in the morning, I’m allowed an hour or so of scrapbook time. So, the fact that I’m scrapbooking more means I’m actually getting quite a bit of work done.

Ok, with that disclaimer out of the way (guilty much?), I present the following for your viewing pleasure. These two layouts are for my wedding album and are from the rehearsal that was held at the beach. Apologies for the blocked photos and/or blurred photos—-nothing personal!!

First, we have one that features photos of my jr. bridesmaid and another bridesmaid hanging out at the beach:

Beach Bums

Beach Bums

No one can accuse me of sole allegiance to one brand, LOL…here we go with the MATERIALS: patterned paper is “Beach Fun Flip Flops” (American Traditional Designs); top mat is Capris “Basil” (Luxe Designs); tag is from Target dollar bin; “Beach” acrylic stamp (Imaginisce); 5th Avenue Shimmer Stickers (Making Memories); Round vellum “Brite” tags (Making Memories); flower embellishments (Marcella by K); ribbon (American Crafts)

Next up we’ve got another layout that uses a technique for which I’ve included a brief tutorial. I’ve been surprised by several people who have told me they haven’t tried embossing yet. The only reason I’m surprised is because these folks create amazing stuff with complicated techniques and embossing seems like child’s play by comparison! I’ve been embossing for at least 15 years and I feel dumb that it is my only real “technique.” At any rate, my latest fascination is with embossing chipboard. So without further ado:

Candid

Candid

As you can tell, the photo is pre-journaling. 🙂 This is how I did my chipboard letters.

  • Cover all chipboard letters with a pigment ink. I used ColorBox’s “Tropical” multi-color stamp pad for a really neat effect.
  • Lay out letters on a scrap piece of paper and sprinkle LIBERALLY with embossing powder of your choice. Remove letters and tap off excess. I used JudiKins Rainbow Sparkle Lite because I wanted the color of the pigment to show through AND because glittery/clear EPs are much easier to use than solid colors (I’ll get into why in another post sometime). (FIGURE 1)
  • Incidentally, you’ll find it easier/less messy if you use tweezers (mine are from Making Memories) to handle the letters (FIGURE 2)
  • Emboss (with a heat gun) each letter one at a time, making sure to completely melt the EP. Wave the heat source around as to avoid burning the EP. Yes, you CAN use a hair dryer, but it takes a lot longer and the heat is less focused. I’ve had my heat gun for over 10 years, paid $15 for it and it still works great. (Figures 3 & 4)
  1. Figure 1

    Figure 1

    Figure 2

    Figure 2

    Figure 3

    Figure 3

    Figure 4

    Figure 4

    MATERIALS not mentioned: Maya Rd. chipboard; patterned paper (Target!); tag (Target); ribbon from stash

Wedding Album Pages

Sorry, for privacy reasons, I have covered the photos, but you can get the general idea. These are two layouts for my wedding album, both with pictures from the rehearsal. The first, “Three Faces of Me” has three shots that are almost identical, except for my facial expression. My husband and I are standing in front of the pastor, but you can only see my face. In the first one, I’m looking at the pastor with this confused look on my face. In the second, I’m listening intently and in the third, I’m looking quite adoringly at my husband (its kinda cheesy and funny, actually).

Three Faces of Me

Three Faces of Me

MATERIALS: Background paper (with the wonderful ginkgo leaves) is #34468 Amplified FM Radio line from American Crafts; Letter stickers are “5th Ave Shimmer Stickers” (Making Memories); and the scalloped circle for journaling is from Maya Road. Journaling reads:” Confusion. Interest. Adoration. An expression for every emotion as we “practice” for the next day.”

The second layout, “A Father Prepares” has two photos of me and my dad as he “practices” giving me away. 🙂

A Father Prepares

A Father Prepares

The photo does not do the paper justice. This paper was marked “Zinnias” but I have no idea who the maker is. It might be Paper Source as I’m pretty sure that’s where I bought it. All I know is that I love it, and the Amy Butler Designer Mats (K & Co) coordinated perfectly! I used a plastic tag from Maya Rd with noah rubons (also Maya Rd). The yellow tag is cut from a cheapy sample I received in the mail, trying to get me to sign up for some scrapbooking club.


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