Hello all!!! I hope you had a safe and fabulous start to your New Year :-)
I cannot even express how excited I am to be sharing my first post here with Frosted Designs!!! I am delighted to be on a team with such a talented group of ladies!!!
Bella Blvd "Snapshots" Mini Album
As my first project here on the team, I decided to make a cute little Mini Album using the Bella Blvd. "Snapshots" collection! This collection is full of cute patterns and tons of elements and tidbits for "fussy cutting"! It's absolutely perfect for scrapping "everyday" type photos of friends and family :-)
I started by using my Super 8 punch and some grungepaper to create the die-cut shape base of the album. Then, I got to work!!! One of my favorite mediums to work with is Mod Podge... And there is no lack of it used here :-) I used the mod podge to adhere the pattern paper from the collection to the grungepaper. (Tip: if you want to ink the edges of your paper, you must do so before applying mod-podge!!! It is a sealer and will not allow you to ink once applied)
After I got all my paper down, I added my photos and began to embellish.
The coordinating sticker papers and die-cut packs for this collection are a must-have!!! As you can see, I outlined all the pictures and most of the stickers and die-cuts with a black sharpie marker. You will find this is one of my FAV techniques :-) I think it makes everything stand out a lot more!
The little wooden cameras by Studio Calico also go perfectly with this collection... It is called "Snapshots" after all!
There are so many wonderful stickers that I couldn't help but add a ton! I enjoyed using the die-cut pieces as well to add detail behind my photos.
These cameras are actually part of a "border" piece that comes with the "pattern paper pack". I fussy cut them, outlined them, and used pop-dots behind the middle one for dimension. Aren't they adorable?!?
I used another "border" piece to create some washi tape... Simply add clear scotch tape to the top of the paper you want to use, set it in some water for about ten minutes, then rub your fingers across the back of the tape until it's smooth. The desired pattern remains on the tape, but this gives it a "transparent" effect much like washi tape!
I finished the album by fussy cutting some "houses" from one of the pattern papers and adding them to the back. I added a quote piece, some stickers, and another of those darling cameras!
Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)
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