Vellum Scrapbooking Ideas
By Jennifer Gormly
I fell in love with the Provo
Craft Patchwork Christmas stickers as soon as
I saw them and I knew I had to use them in a
layout. This design of this layout was very
much governed by my choice to include them.
They have a very country homely feel to them
so I chose to used them with photos of my husband
and I with my grandparents.
This layout was created using
Red Gingham paper for the background, Green
Gingham paper, Green Holly paper, White vellum,
Off-White cardstock and Provo Craft Patchwork
Begin by matting your smallest
photo on off-white cardstock and then green
gingham paper. Place it in the top right corner
of your page and decorate with the 'Merry Christmas'
sticker and a small holly sticker.
To create the Santa or Bear
frames, start by matting your photo on off-white
cardstock. Make sure the border around the photo
is quite thin (maybe 2mm). It serves to make
your photo stand out from the patterned paper
going underneath, but is not meant to be dominating.
Next, cut a piece of vellum slightly larger
than your matted photo (so that it creates a
frame around 4-5mm around your photo. You are
now going to make a window in the vellum. To
do this, lightly pencil in where you would like
your window to be. Create a tear or cut inside
this window with a craft knife. Now, carefully
tear out the window. If possible, try to tear
on the outside of your lines so you do not have
to erase them later. Do NOT attach the vellum
yet. Instead, attach your photo to your background
patterned paper. Make sure the border is at
least 10mm. I would advise making it larger
and then trimming it back when your are satisfied
with your work.
Next, place the vellum back
on top of your photo. Attach it to your mat
with the stickers. You will not be able to attach
the vellum in the corners, but the stickers
will hold it firmly in place and you don't have
to worry about glue showing through. When you
are happy with them, glue them to your background
page. Both the Santa and Bear frames were created
this way. However, the Santa frame also has
a strip of holly paper across the frame (like
Santa's belt) with a star sticker.
Cut a rectangle of off-white
cardstock for your title and mat on green gingham
paper. Place a strip of holly paper down one
side and a snowman sticker on the other. Glue
in the bottom left corner of your page.
Finally, decorate the rest
of the page with your remaining stickers.
Vellum frames are a great
way to soften your page and focus attention
on certain parts of your photos. If you don't
have stickers to help hold your frames in place,
try using eyelets or brads in each corner to
create a similar effect.
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