Today I wanted to share a layout I made for my class at Convention with the brand new Avonlea papers (you can click in it and any other photos on my blog today to see them larger and in more detail). I decided that by adding a bit of Cranberry, I could make this paper quite Christmas-y. This is what I came up with. Although the Avonlea papers and the ornament stamp set that I used are not available until the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book goes live on August 1 (be watching here on my blog for it that day), there are several items I used on this layout that are available right now, such as:
- Cranberry Cardstock
- Cranberry Stamp Pad
- Chocolate Cardstock
- Chocolate Stamp Pad
- Dimensional Elements Monograms (C, H, R, I, S, T, M, and A)
- Red Glitter Gel
- Star Dimensional Elements
- Heart Dimensional Elements
- Red Ribbon Collection
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Now on to some detail photos of the Christmas layout:
|Avonlea Christmas Layout: detail 1|
|Avonlea Christmas Layout: detail 2|
|Avonlea Christmas Layout: detail 3|
|Avonlea Christmas Layout: journaling detail|
- Try sponging our dimensional elements with Cranberry ink and then topping that with a generous layer of Red Glitz Glitter Gel. I used a small paint brush to move it around evenly
- Want some words to stand out in your journaling? How about highlighting them with colored pencils?
- Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to sponge on ink? Try our round sponge. It's only $1.25. I usually cut it into 6 pie pieces. Just hold the pointy edge and add ink to the rounded edge and you have your own very inexpensive (.32 cent a piece) sponging tool.
- Want a little bit of a distressed/antiqued look? Well that's easy! Just sponge a little bit of a neutral ink around the edges of pieces. I have used Chocolate but I quite often also use Desert Sand, Cocoa, Black, and even greys.
- Attach a ribbon loop to a journaling pocket piece with a staple. Quick and easy and a great way to make it easy to pull out.
- Attach chipboard pieces to your layouts using liquid glass. It's a great way to make sure those heavier pieces stay adhered.