Hi Altenew friends, it's Jaycee! Yet again, I'm featuring my Kookie in a scrapbook layout (see my previous layout HERE). This time we will look at 3 folding techniques to easily add texture and dimension to a memory-keeping layout. The key is using the Crafter's Essential Scoring Board to make perfect and effortless folds on paper.
Paper Pleating + Stitching
The Altenew Crafter's Essential Scoring Board is a must-have in any card-making crafting collection. It is also perfect for scrapbook layouts because you can make textural elements and focal points. I first made pleats using the Scoring Board and scraps of patterned paper.
I added stitched elements with my sewing machine and Metallic Thread to harmonize the linearity of the paper. I used these pleats as secondary background elements to my photos, as well as an interesting splash of color behind my photos.
Scrapbook Paper Fans
The paper fans are my favorite embellishment. Pairing the Altenew Blends 6×6 Paper Pad with this folding technique creates interesting fireworks of color throughout the layout, and the gradient of color looks intentional and professional.
Using the scoring board makes folding the paper quick and simple. I get even folds throughout the length of the cardstock.
Vellum Paper Fringe
Finally, the majority of my background is filled with paper fringe. To fit the festive theme of my layout, I thought adding more texture without adding color balanced the intensity of the shadows throughout the page.
Folding the vellum first ensures my paper stays together while creating the fringe. Also, by creating creases, I can cut multiple layers at once, quickly working in the vellum fringe to the background.
I hope you try out these 3 techniques in adding sketched lines to your cards. Thank you so much for watching my Perfect Pairings with Jaycee episode on the Altenew YouTube Channel!