Create a Winter Inspired Memory Keeping Layout (with Video Tutorial!)

by Nathalie

Hello there! It's Nathalie here to show you how to create a winter inspired memory keeping layout featuring Altenew's  Winter Crocus Stamp & Die & Stencil Bundle. This newly released bundle is a perfect product to bring a bit of romanticism to winter.  The delicate design of the flowers is simple but detailed.  The coordinating stencil makes it so easy to color the image with amazing results!

Winter Crocus Stamp & Die & Stencil Bundle

This is a bundle of Winter Crocus Stamp Setcoordinating dies, and coloring stencils. Embellish your projects with this lovely bunch of crocus flowers and sentiments just in time for the holiday season! This stamp set features a charming cluster of crocus flowers and 12 complementary sentiments to add that perfect finishing touch!

Let's take a look at the layout.

@altenew_winter inspired memory keeping layout by Nathalie DeSousa

The new Winter Crocus Stamp & Die & Stencil Bundle is the perfect element to create a winter inspired layout. Let me show you some of the details.

Use Cool Colors

@altenew_winter inspired memory keeping layout by Nathalie DeSousa

Usually, we tend to identify colors with weather seasons.  I am using a cooler palette for my flowers to bring the cooler feeling of winter to the page. The Blossom Branch 6 Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set provides the color for the flowers in this spread. The bright and saturated tones make the flowers pop from the more neutral colors of the background.

Add a Touch of Winter

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Winter – especially here in Canada – means snow, like in the photos! In order to create a winter inspired memory keeping layout, I went looking for a large die-cut that could give me a snowflake shape.

I am using the Delicate Mandala Die to create the background for the picture.  Since the background is white, my choice of material for the mandala is a piece of Yupo paper that was colored with Altenew Alcohol inks.

Add Texture and Shine

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If you have experienced heavy snowfall, then you know that glistening effect it creates — like scattered glitter all over the ground.

I am bringing a bit of that texture and shine to my page by creating the title of the spread from Silver Glitter Gradient Cardstock: Diamond.  The combination of the white-on-white script word (All About You Word Die Set) and the soft purple offset behind the Fine Alphabet die-cuts add texture and shine to the page.

Add “White” Space

@altenew_winter inspired memory keeping layout by Nathalie DeSousa

A winter inspired memory keeping layout needs to evoke the feeling of whiteness that you see after a snowfall.  I am adding quite a bit of negative, “white”, space throughout my page. 

First, I am adding extra photos to one of the pockets, but I am making them smaller so that they can be framed with white space around them.

@altenew_winter inspired memory keeping layout by Nathalie DeSousa

Now, “white” space does not need to be white.  The term refers to negative space (blank space).  I am choosing to also frame the large photo spread with a soft tone of mauve cardstock.  This paper helps add a sense of space, ties the journal card to the spread, and frames the image.

You can watch the spread come together in the following video.  Watch it here or in HD at the Altenew YouTube channel.

Watch the how-to video here!

I hope you enjoyed the video, and it helped showcase how easy it is to create a winter inspired memory keeping layout featuring the new Winter Crocus Stamp & Die & Stencil Bundle.

@altenew_winter inspired memory keeping layout by Nathalie DeSousa

Need more inspiration featuring the Winter Crocus Stamp & Die & Stencil Bundle? Here you go!

I cannot wait to see what you will create with some of these ideas and the new Altenew products. Remember to share your finished projects with us.

XO!

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Winter Crocus Stamp & Die & Stencil…
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Delicate Mandala Die
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Fine Alphabet Die Set
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All About You Word Die Set
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Glitter Cardstock Set – Dazzling Diamond
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Gradient Cardstock Set – New Purple
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Maple Yellow Crisp Dye Ink
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Parrot Crisp Dye Ink
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Shades of Purple Enamel Dots
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Tropical Forest Enamel Dots
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Ink Blending Brushes – Small (Set of 4)
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Double-sided Adhesives Sheets (10…
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Lapis Lazuli Alcohol Ink Bundle
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Sugarplums Alcohol Ink Bundle
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