By Chris Turnbull
Chris shows us how to incorporate
border stickers into this sweet Christmas layout.
This layout also features a variety of other
techniques including tearing, painting and hidden
This layout was created using
ColorMates Dark Graceful Geranium and Dark Grassy
Green Cardstock, Daisy D�s Holiday Check-Red
and Check-Green patterned papers, Jo Sonja�s
white gesso, fine sandpaper, white ink, red
Franchville eyelets, green and red fibres,
NRN Christmas stickers and
Sandylion Christmas Alphabet stickers.
Graceful Geranium for your background page.
To create the effect shown, sand the borders
with fine sandpaper, paint with gesso and ink
Measure and cut two border
strips 30cm x 4cm from the Dark Grassy Green
cardstock. Also cut two border strips 30 cm
x 2cm from the Dark Graceful Geranium cardstock.
Paint down the middle of the Grassy Green border
strips with the gesso.
Attach the straight border
stickers to the Grassy Green cardstock and the
wavy border stickers to the Graceful Geranium
cardstock. Then attach your borders as to your
layout as shown above. This creates a border
along the top and bottom of your page. Set two
red eyelets on both sides of the top border.
Repeat for the bottom.
To create your title, tear
a 4cm strip from the Green Holiday Check paper.
Sandylion Christmas Alphabet stickers
on top of it and place approximately 2cms under
the top border. Set an eyelet in each corner.
Cut a strip of Dark Grassy
Green cardstock. It should be the width of your
background page by approximately 12cm. Cut it
in half, ink the edges and set it aside to dry.
Next, cut a strip of Holiday
Check-Red paper. It should be approximately
27cm x 11cm. Cut it in half and ink the edges.
Centre each piece on one of your pieces of Dark
Grassy Green cardstock. Position them so they
are overlapping (as shown in the layout above).
Set an eyelets in each corner and attach your
photos. Place the rest of your
NRN Christmas stickers as shown.
The last step
is to create a journaling tag. This
is a great chance for you to recount
some of your memories from the even
being showcased. It will be hidden
so you may choose to include journaling
you do not necessarily want on display.
Place your journaling on a tag cut
from Dark Grassy Green cardstock.
Mat it on Holiday Check-Green Paper.
Punch a hole in the top and thread
through your fibres. When you are
done, slide your tag behind the
second photo on your layout.
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