Hello, Altenew fans. I am thrilled to present my new video series for Altenew — Lovely Layers with Lilith!
Layering has always played an important part in my scrapbook layouts, and I love sharing my tips and techniques. These can be used on layouts but can easily be translated into cards or other crafty projects.
Today, I will focus on layering papers with an added gold touch using the Wild Rose Hot Foil Plate.
This hot foil plate coordinates with the Build-A-Flower Wild Rose Layering Stamp Set. If you love our Build-A-Flower Wild Rose, then you will love this add-on hot foil plate set! They allow you to foil the outline rose and the leaflet taken from the stamp set. You may use the foiled images as-is, or you may want to add some color with the coordinating stamp set.
Layers create a story as well as an anchor for your photo or sentiment. Choosing complementing paper colors and coordinating them with your photo will help the photo shine on your layout. Your photo should always be your starting point. Patterned paper, cardstock, or paper you have decorated yourself, the options are endless.
Throughout the video series, I will look at different ways of layering, but the technique I use the most is paper layering. Let's have a closer look at the layout.
Add Something Special Through Layering
On my layout, I worked with different patterned papers from a variety of Altenew paper packs: Alluring Blooms 6×6 Paper Pack and Verdant Walk 6×6 Paper Pack.
Cutting out shapes or florals from paper is an easy way to make the paper extra special. Another great technique is dry embossing and inking the embossed shapes with coordinating ink.
My extra special touch to the scrapbook layout was to use the Wild Rose Hot Foil Plate on some patterned paper and then cut out the shapes. It adds a little “je ne sais quoi” to the project.
Some final tips:
- Cut out different shapes using shape dies such as the Altenew Party Banner or the Terrific Tags. These are some of my go-to products for layering.
- Smaller elements pull everything together. Some fluttering butterflies always add a fun touch to any project.
Curious to see how I layered all the elements on my project? Watch the video over on YouTube for my first Lovely Layers with Lilith episode.
Before you go, check out more projects featuring the new Wild Rose Hot Foil Plate. Enjoy!
More paper layering inspiration can be found in this blog post — all about patterned paper.
Have fun layering, and if you share your work on social media, don't forget to tag Altenew or me, as I love seeing beautiful and inspiring projects.
Have a great day, and layer away.