Hello friends! We hope you are ready for some floral goodness, as today we have Annemarie Caister as our October Guest Designer! You know that when she comes, she brings “all the flowers” and this time is no different! Today, Annemarie will share a floral scrapbook layout with us! But first, let's hear it from Annemarie.
Get To Know Annemarie
Hello, crafty friends! I’m Annemarie, and I’m so excited to have been invited again as a Guest Designer for the Mixed Media Blog.
I have been paper crafting for over 20 years, and spending time in my craft room is “my happy place.” I am a Certified Educator and have taught a few times for Altenew Retreats in my independent classes sponsored by Altenew. I have also taken part in many blog hops and video hops for Altenew.
You can follow me on the following SM platforms under the alias “The Crafty Kiwi”: Website, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.
I would love you to join my crafty community on Facebook called “The Crafty Kiwi and Friends” where we can all learn from each other and share our creations together!
How to Make a Gorgeous Floral Scrapbook Layout – with Annemarie's Tips
Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout I created using lots of Altenew products.
My goal is to show you how to stretch your supplies for use on all sorts of projects, not just cards! My project features the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Magnolia and Blooms.
You can watch my video process here:
I began by stamping the floral image five times using embossing ink and embossing with Antique Silver Embossing Powder. Next, I used the stencils to add color to the images. The matching die made easy work of cutting these accurately.
I then decided that I wanted to enhance these gorgeous florals with a softer layer and more texture, so I stamped the image again four times onto the vellum using Embossing Ink and Antique Silver Embossing Powder. Next, I proceeded to die cut the images.
My background 12×12” cardstock is from my stash and is a pale lime color, as I wanted to add a soft background color instead of using plain white.
To add more interest to the background, I used the Teeny Hearts Stencil and added a glimmer paste for added shine and texture. Once this was dry, I was ready to assemble my layout.
I first added the vellum die cuts to all four corners, then the colored floral images on top. However, I offset the placement of the colored floral images so that the soft vellum layers would show toward the inside of the layout.
I chose a cute photo and printed it in black and white as a nice contrast to the very colorful flowers. This was matted in brushed silver cardstock and popped up using some chipboard scraps.
The fifth floral image was then cut into a few pieces to add behind and in front of the photo. The title was stamped onto the vellum using Antique Silver Embossing Powder and then die cut using one of the Nesting Slim Label Dies. A few silver embellishments around the title added the finishing touch.
This is brilliant, Annemarie! You always knock it out of the ballpark! The shape of the stamp worked perfectly for your scrapbook layout; it turned out so beautifully. Thank you very much for being our guest Designer for October. We are super thrilled to have you and hope that you will come back soon!
Everyone, please leave some love for Annemarie in the comments below and check out her social media channels. Don't forget to give her a follow! Thank you for reading. Happy crafting!