Simple Scrapbooking With Karen Foster
By Jennifer Gormly
We have already looked at
using Karen Foster Designs stickers to create
beautiful single page layouts, but they can
also be used effectively for a quick double
page layout. The following layout shows one
way to achieve this.
This layout was created with
Butterfly paper, purple cardstock, light purple
cardstock, silver letters, purple fibre and
Karen Foster Pressed Gaura stickers.
Begin by sticking one border
sticker down the left side of one page and the
other border sticker down the right side of
Select your main photo and
mat it on purple cardstock and then light purple
cardstock. Using light purple cardstock, cut
mats for the remaining photos, but do not glue
down the photos. Cut strips of purple cardstock
to decorate your mats. For example, for the
second photo on my first page, I cut a horizontal
stripe about 2/3 of the height of my photo mat
and placed it across the middle. When you have
made stripes for each mat, glue them down and
stick the photo on top. Arrange your photos
on your page and glue them down.
Next, create your journal
boxes. The one for the page on the right is
quite simple to create. Just cut a rectangle
of light purple cardstock, place a flower sticker
at the top, journal and glue to your page.
The journal box for the page
on the left is a little more complicated. To
make this, cut a rectangle from light purple
cardstock. Make sure it is the height of your
journal box plus the flower sticker. Stick the
sticker in the centre of the rectangle, at the
top. Measure a point midway along the left vertical
edge of the sticker. Cut a horizontal line from
it to the left edge of your cardstock. Repeat
for the other side. Cut out the outline of the
sticker above these cuts and remove the excess
cardstock. Complete your journaling and mat
on purple cardstock. Glue onto your page.
To create the embellishment
next to your main photo, mat two stickers on
light purple cardstock. Cut the edges to match
the contour of the stickers. Glue them into
place. If you like, you can also string them
together with two small pieces of fibre.
Finally, stick your silver
letters in place and decorate the rest of your
layout with the remaining stickers. I recommend
placing them in the corners of your photos.
Use the square stickers on the photos you want
to draw most attention to and the leaf stickers
on the others.
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