Hello and welcome to the Altenew Scrapbook Blog. It's me, Sandra, and I'm sharing a layout with heat-embossed and stitched details. I used the cool Happy Dreams Stamp Set to create some fun embellishments. The embellishments are heat-embossed with different embossing powders. The colors from the October 2017 Embossing Powder Bundle are perfect for this spring-themed layout. Also, the acid-free Embossing Ink did a nice job here. I really like the handmade circle embellishments on this scrapbook page.
The handmade circle embellishments are the main attraction and they work nicely in combination with the stitched details. I used my sewing machine and thread in different colors. And I made sure that the colors work well together. Furthermore, I used different types of stitches. This creates a visual interest in the layout. In addition, I stamped arrows in Permanent Black Ink across the layout to create some movement.
Finally, as a finishing touch, I added some splatters with Metallic Shimmer Ink Sprays (Ocean Waves Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray, Lavender Fields Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray, Warm Sunshine Metallic Shimmer Spray). I love the shimmering effect of these ink sprays. Furthermore, I added handwritten journaling with a black pen.
I hope you like my layout inspiration. And I would love to see your creations with the heat-embossing technique. And if you have a sewing machine, I encourage you to use it on your paper creations. Happy crafting!