Creativity Unlocked Feat. Billowing Flowers Press Plates | Create An Elegant Memory Keeping Layout (with Video Tutorial)

by nathalie

Hi there! It's Nathalie DeSousa with a new idea on how to create an elegant memory-keeping layout featuring Billowing Flowers Press Plates in this new edition of Creativity Unlocked!

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Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from each month's collection or a fan favorite from past collections!

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using these new press plates!

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Billowing Flower Press Plates

Unleash your creativity and bring a touch of nature's beauty into your crafting projects with our exquisite Billowing Flowers Press Plate. Enjoy a nostalgic look of floral motifs with gorgeous petals blooming outward! You may leave it as is, or color it in with a compatible coloring medium. Ink the plates with Altenew's signature inks to create a crisp letterpress design.

I just love Altenew's latest press plates! They are truly timeless designs and bring a touch of elegance in simplicity to any project.

Let's take a look at this new project featuring Billowing Flowers Press Plates and other exclusive Altenew products

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The combination of the delicate design in the new Billowing Flowers Press Plates with the fading watercolor and intricate design on the frames collectively create an elegant memory-keeping layout.

Let's take a closer look at this project.

@altenew_ create an elegant memory-keeping layout with Billowing Flowers Press Plates by Nathalie DeSousa

Elegant Memory-Keeping Layout: Starting With a Simple Design

The key to bringing elegance to this spread was to start with a clean and simple design.  And there was nothing better than a grid design to keep it all organized, perfectly spaced, and eye-catching all in one.

The idea of placing small vignettes/panels in a quadrant formation gave me the freedom to repeat some of the elements as well as contrast them within one page.

@altenew_ create an elegant memory-keeping layout with Billowing Flowers Press Plates by Nathalie DeSousa

I chose the Ornate Nesting Die set to create the panel for each of the quadrants in my grid design.

The design of these panels brought interest to the page.  Since they were well-spaced and did not overcrowd the page, they showcased the beauty of the letterpress design.

Adding A Bit of Color

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I used Watercolor Paper to create each panel on my grid design, so it was easy to bring a bit of color to the panels.

My choice to use Fresh Dye Inks and Small Blending brushes to just a part of the panel made the impression of the Billowing Flower Press Plate shine a bit more.

In addition, the small sentiments (Classic Greetings stamp set) on each panel were key to keeping the elegant look of the layout.

Staying Classic with the Letterpress Impression

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One of the keys to creating an elegant memory-keeping layout is using a classic, recognizable look for the letterpress impression.

In this case, I used Obsidian pigment ink to create the flower impression in each panel.  It didn't really matter if it was a full impression or just a partial image—I wanted to keep a unified look for the impression, hence the repeated black impression.

Finish It With a Touch of Sparkle

@altenew_ create an elegant memory-keeping layout with Billowing Flowers Press Plates by Nathalie DeSousa

The final touch is a bit of shimmer and sparkle (subtle touches) in any elegant memory-keeping layout.

In order to keep the Billowing Flower Press Plate impression as the focus of the panel, I chose a sparkly title.  For this, I went with the Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock and Timeless Sentiments Die set to create the title of the spread.

The subtle glimmer of the title was enough to make everything shine.

And there you go: An elegant memory-keeping layout with the Billowing Flowers Press Plates! I created a video on how this spread came together. You can watch it here, or in HD on the Altenew YouTube channel.

I hope the video gives you a better idea of how you can create an elegant memory-keeping layout of your own!

@altenew_ create an elegant memory-keeping layout with Billowing Flowers Press Plates by Nathalie DeSousa

I cannot wait to see what you will create with the new Billowing Flowers Press Plates!

XO

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring these new press plates:

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A “Feel Better” card designed by Erum Tasneem

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A congratulatory card from Rachael Shedeed

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A “Sending hugs” card from Jaycee Gaspar

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