When I scrapbook, the process goes photo + story sorted out then I figure out what room is left for embellishing (paper layers, metal bits, buttons, title, etc). Today I am going to share a layout that is the total opposite! Using my ScanNCut (disclaimer, as always that I am a paid consultant for Brother, but all ideas and opinions are my own) I created custom letters which I cut out from paper covered with double sided adhesive… and wow.
I made a YouTube video to better explain how I made my title. This was a lot of fun to do. Note I used double sided adhesive sheets which had covering still on the side not adhered to cardstock so that I could cut them without any “sticky” situations.
The results were even more fun than I expected!
Of course once I had the title done I had to figure out how to make the rest of the page work. I intentionally designed this with just one photo as an introduction to this part of the album. But how to handle the embellishing and even the background paper?
I first added in a simple paper for my journaling, and then I found a perfect dragon covered patterned paper to back the page up. It looked a bit funny so I added thin (1/2″) strips of navy cardstock to help pull things together. With this done I looked for “awkward” spots in the design.
The only one was below the photo I didn’t like the gap, so I filled it! Washi tape and some metal bits and I was really pleased with the results. This kind of a layout isn’t one I usually do, since I normally fit things like titles in after the rest, so it was a fun challenge. The technique I used with double sided adhesive and gold leafing is a fun one – in any shape, design, or text!
One thing is for sure- being able to type up and have a cut file in under a minute here on my laptop that I can then cut from any material I want has been a really cool feature (text converter tool for ScanNCut) that has me scrapbooking more with my machine. Mixing up my creative process and testing new ideas? Icing on the cake!