Creating Memory Keeping Layouts with Wildflower Collection ( + video tutorial)

by Nathalie

Hello there!

Today, I want to share a new idea for creating memory keeping layouts with the new Wildflower collection.    We are loving the new paper collection.  It has a vibrant color palette and modern designs which is perfect for all sorts of crafting projects.

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I love patterned paper for my memory keeping.  So, today I want to show you how to create a frame design for your page using the collection.

@altenew_ scrapbook layout with Wildflower collection by Nathalie DeSousa

  1. Building the frame

Since I am creating a large format layout (12x12in), I have to reimagine the frame design of the page in pieces.  The Floral In ‘N Out Border Die is going to  help create the delicate edge of the frame.    The key is to deconstruct the frame by creating die cut strips of paper  that together form a frame.    I am mixing papers from the new Wildflower paper collection with a small piece of paper from the Enjoy the Ride collection for the frame.  The soft tones of blush help to create a soft transition at the edges of the strips, thus giving the illusion of a complete frame.

2. Adding Color

All the detail frame work brings a lot of interest to the page. All we need is a bit of color to make the picture/s pop from the page.  For this page, I am adding a soft shadow effect on the background by blending inks, and adding a soft shadow impression ( Leaf Bed Stencil).  The soft color application adds a color shadow that brings interest to the pictures.

3.  Add a Title

In order to create repetition on the page, I am using the flag banner in the  Wildflower Collection Bitty Bits Ephemera pack as inspiration for the title.  I am using the Essential Sentiments Strip Die set and Rose Petal Gradient Cardstock set to create the phrase strip.  Then, I am combining it with a contrasting alpha  font  in the title work.

@altenew_ memory keeping layout with Wildflower collection by Nathalie Desousa

4.  Process Video

Creating memory keeping layouts with Wildflower collection is such a fun craft.  You can check the entire step-by-step process in my video.  You can watch here, or in HD at Altenew's YouTube channel:

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I hope this inspires you to check the newest Wildflower Paper collection from Altenew.  You are going to love creating  with it!


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