By Jennifer Gormly
Karen Foster stickers add
a touch of sophistication to any layout, but
what if you want to try something different?
In this article we 'think out of the box' to
demonstrate some unusual uses of these gorgeous
stickers to enhance your titles and journaling.
This layout does not include
any photos but instead focuses on some of unusual
techniques available to you. It uses Textured
Blue paper for the background, Yellow cardstock,
Cream cardstock, Yellow vellum and
Karen Foster Yellow Petals stickers.
The first technique I want
to touch on briefly is with regards to the border
sticker. Instead of sticking it straight on
my background, I wanted to enhance the edge
of the border and give it a more three-dimensional
feel. To do this, I placed it on cream cardstock
and tore an edge approximating the shape of
the sticker edge about 1cm away from the sticker.
I then repeated this with a darker cardstock.
This gave the border a more layered effect,
making it more textured and highlighting the
soft floral sticker.
box was made using the same cardstock
as on my border, yellow vellum and
small stickers. I printed my journaling
on the vellum and tore it out. I
then created my cardstock mats with
torn edges. Before attaching the
vellum to the cardstock, I placed
the small stickers strategically
around the top layer of cardstock
to create a patterned background.
The vellum was attached with glue
in the bottom right-hand corner,
underneath the tag.
Although I only
have one border on this layout,
the other border did not go to waste.
I used it to create my title. I
simply traced the letters onto the
sticker, cut them out and matted
them on cardstock. This carried
the yellow floral theme through
the entire page and gave me unique
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