Trina shares with us a fun technique that you might have forgotten about. She has created a beautiful Prima layout, to show you how you can utilize this technique on your scrapbook pages.
Hey everyone! Trina here.
I recently taught a class using an older technique which isn't around as much anymore. Embossing. It went down really well and I thought it would be a perfect idea to show here, reminding us all how cool it looks and how easy it is to add a little something special to your projects....
This is a new LO I've created for you here using the delightful "Nature's Garden" range of papers.
First off I cut the tags using a Sizzix die cut. Of course, you can make your own using some scissors/craft knife/trimmer!
Then I stamped the tags with Prima stamps and a versamark stamp pad.
Tipping some WHITE embossing powder onto the ink leaves a great image to heat and set...
I knew I wanted a flower shaped stamp (it matches so well with Prima products!) in the same pattern as one of the other stamps I used, so punched a flower out of some scrap paper, placed the negative part of the paper over the tags, then used my Prima stamp to create the pattern....
I was then able to add the tags to the base page of my LO and build from there.
In the last couple of years I've tended to use a lot of little photos on my LO's. I find you can fit more of them on a page which means I can tell a story more easily. If I tried to do this LO with 6" x 4" photos, it wouldn't have worked.
Here's how I create my smaller photos (using photoshop - I'm sure there are plenty of other programmes that could help you do this!).....
1. Choose the photo/s you want to print, and change to black and white / process it if necessary.
2. Open a new folder that is size 6" x 4".
3. Change the size of your original photo to 3" x 2".
4. Copy and paste into your new file.
5. Repeat another 3 times.
You now have a 6" x 4" photo/file that has 4 3x2" photos on it. Print it, and cut to separate. Then use on your LO.
Once I had my tags and photos in place it was simply a matter of finding some gorgeous Prima embellishments to fit my ideas of what the final look would be.
I used a piece of Midsummer's Eve paper to cut several flower rosettes to place across the page, then added some gorgeous Prima flowers, clocks, crystals, and trinkets to complete it.
In this instance having so many photos has allowed my title to also be my journaling. But I have also added a date and some private words to the back of the LO. Something I do when I think the aesthetics of a LO are better off as they are without any journaling.
And that's it. Another story told using Prima.
- 950033 – Nature Garden Primrose
- 950064 – Nature Garden Midsummers Eve
- 843755 – Ledger Paper Pad
- 550103 – Alphabet Stickers
- 554613 – Decorative Wood Embellishments
- 544294 – SIIC
- 555207 – Vintage Trinkets
- 850586 – Clear Stamps
- 540401 – Clear Stamps
- 547424 – Precious Metals Col Gilded (leaves)
- 536107 – Flower Centers
- 556211 – Vinetta Almanac
- 556259 – Lucerne Almanac
- 556204 – Camille Almanac