Scrapbooking Stickers

Creative Journaling

Part 1

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.


Creative Journaling with Karen Foster Stickers

My journaling 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 title.

Creative Journaling with Karen Foster Stickers


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