Video: Create Backgrounds and Embellishments

by Sandra Dietrich

video background and embellishments for scrapbook layouts. By @Sandra Dietrich for @Altenew

In today's video you're going to learn to create backgrounds and cute embellishments for scrapbook layouts. And for all your other papercrafting projects too. Take your creativity and your do it yourself skills to the next level.

A warm welcome

Hello and welcome to a video tutorial on the Altenew Scrapbook blog. It's me, Sandra. I'm one of the new members of the Altenew Scrapbook Design Team. And I'm sharing a do it yourself inspiration with you. In the video tutorial you're going to learn how to create a cool background with the Splatter Stencil and the Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray. And you will also learn how to make cute embellishments with the Ori Kami Stamp and Die Bundle.

Two premieres before the video starts

You are witnessing two premieres today. First of all, this is my very first post on the Altenew Scrapbook blog. And second, I'm also sharing my very first video tutorial ever. Isn't that awesome? I'm so excited about this. Before you can jump right into watching the video, let's look at the layout first.

video layout with stenciled background and handmade embellishments. By @Sandra Dietrich for @Altenew

About the layout

The layout shows a photo from a Depeche Mode concert during their Global Spirit Tour. I attended the concert with a friend in Germany in May 2017. Since the tour title is Global Spirit Tour, I used different design elements. Because I wanted to convey the title in some way on the layout. Hence, the background made with stencil and green ink resembles the surface of the earth.

video embellishments with Ori Kami Stamp and Die Set. By @Sandra Dietrich for @Altenew

In addition, I aligned the title to give the impression of showing a globe on the layout. Finally, the animals symbolize the spirit and the touring of the band around the globe.

video do it yourself embellishments with Ori Kami Stamp and Die Set. By @Sandra Dietrich for @Altenew

About the video tutorial

In addition to hearing me say washi tape stripes instead of washi tape strips, I'm hoping that you will learn two new fun ways to create backgrounds and embellishments for your creative projects. You can watch below on YouTube in HD.

Last but not least

You are free to create your own layout with different designs. And I'm hoping that you will enjoy using the two techniques.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Have a great day. Your's Sandra


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KimMJ June 26, 2017 - 9:18 am

Thanks so much for the video! I love that layout. Adorable

Kirsty Vittetoe June 26, 2017 - 1:08 pm

What a lovely layout!

Carla Hundley June 26, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Fabulous layout and
love the total design
idea behind it. The
animals are so neat
Carla from Utah

Shelly June 26, 2017 - 1:16 pm

Such a gorgeous layout!

Becca Yahrling June 26, 2017 - 3:52 pm

What a darling layout. Thanks for the videos; lots of great tips. Love the cute little embellishments.

Dana M June 26, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Fabulous layout! You’ve created lots of movement with your elements, but the soft color palette lets the photo be the star.

Gilda (McStamper) June 26, 2017 - 6:03 pm

What a wonderful layout. Love all the elements you used together. Thanks for the video.

Samantha Mann June 26, 2017 - 6:57 pm

this is beautiful! congratulations on the first video!!!

Sue LD June 26, 2017 - 7:17 pm

Welcome Sandra–thanks for sharing your cute layout. I like the embellishments.

Denise Bryant June 26, 2017 - 7:43 pm

Lovely page! Love the soft colors and the Ori Kami embellishments!

Memoriesbymanda June 26, 2017 - 7:59 pm

Beautiful layout! Congrats on your double firsts today!

MandaLJ June 26, 2017 - 11:05 pm

Beautiful layout! I love how you decided on the different elements, and the background that looks like a globe!

Tracey Magner June 27, 2017 - 8:08 am

Hi Sandra and welcome to such an AWESOME company !!! Your layout is so Beautiful, I really love it, what a awesome one to debut with. I didn’t have time this morning to check out your video, but I will absolutely be coming back this afternoon to check it out when I have more time. Thanks for sharing, and Congratulations !!!!

Barb MacAskill June 28, 2017 - 11:40 am

What a beautiful layout! I love how you did the journaling! It looks so cool! TFS!

Liz O July 5, 2017 - 12:01 pm

Love the texture and fun elements you used Sandra, thanks for the video too, have a great day!


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