Hello Crafty friends!
It's Nathalie here with a fresh idea for a floral memory keeping layout featuring Build-A-Garden: Blushing Magnolias in a new Creativity Unlocked series. Flowers are always the perfect way to document happy and memorable moments, and the new Build-A-Garden has the perfect designs and sentiments to get you inspired.
Let's take a look at the project
For my project today, I want to show you a fresh idea for a floral memory keeping layout using the new Build-A-Garden: Blushing Magnolia in three different ways in one project: stamped, embossed, and colored.
1. Simple Stamping
The starting point for my project was a simple stamped background. For this, I am using the large floral design of the stamp set and Obsidian Pigment ink to add a few impressions of the design on white cardstock. My idea was to bring a flowery background to my floral memory keeping layout. However since the image is large, I am only partially stamping the design to the top left and bottom right corners of the page.
2. Color Your Blooms
Once the background has been laid down, then it is time to create a focal point using the new Build-A-Garden: Blushing Magnolias. I am using the coordinating stencil and shades of pink ( Blush Fresh Dye Ink, and Coral Berry Fresh Dye Ink) to bring live into the stamped images.
In order to bring more impact to this floral memory-keeping layout, I am using the Build-A-Garden: Blushing Magnolias Add-on Die to create separate die cuts that I have arranged as to look like a flowering branch of a Magnolia tree across the two pages of my 6×8 album spread.
3. Add Texture With Some Embossing
The flower design in the stamp set are large and detailed, which means that they cover a lot of space in a page. Since the left side of the spread is filled with florals, I decided to complement the page with an interactive element for my journaling.
Since the journal will be set on white cardstock, what better way to bring some interest into a floral memory keeping layout than to add texture and color in a subtle way. My choice is to use a soft blush tone patterned paper for the background, then create the journal pocket using the Build-A-Garden: Blushing Magnolia and Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder on Translucent Vellum Paper. I simply size it about 1/4″ larger than the journal card, and set it on place. I used some of the floral die cuts to elongate the color floral design of the adjacent page.
To tie the two sides of the floral memory keeping layout together, I opted for a few drops of Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray as splatters across the pages, and a simple title using the new Joyful Greetings Stamp set. I just love how this layout turned out using a fresh idea for a floral memory keeping layout. You can watch how this spread comes together in the upcoming video, or in HD in a new episode of Inspired By A Card with Nathalie in Altenew YouTube channel:
I hope you enjoyed this fresh idea for a floral memory keeping layout, and used it as inspiration for your next project.
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