Hello everyone! February is here and that means Valentines Day is around the corner. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, its always fun to create love themed projects! Today, I'm sharing a mini album I made using the
3x8 Wide Scallop Chipboard Album. Clear Scraps mini albums are one of my favorite to use and I especially adore the smaller versions!
I began by painting both sides of each page with white acrylic paint. I wasn't too concerned about full coverage as I wanted a small amount of chipboard to show through the paint for a distressed look. I also used the same color of paint for the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I adhered patterned paper to the base piece with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive followed by affixing the top frame. I then added die cuts, enamel dots, and a cute heart pin to accent.
Each page is a different size cascading into a larger one so elements each can peak through as you look through your book. For this particular album, I will usually use wallet size photos as they fit best. However, I opted to leave my album blank for now so I can add pictures later.
You can also have pages that are strictly for journaling or holding embellishments depending on how many photos you want to use.
I tend to layer many of my elements including underneath my photos. For a future 2x3 picture, I adhered two different additional 2x3 pieces at an angle.
I really just loved the background paper on this page so I wanted most of it to be seen. I adhered two die cut envelopes as well as added a chipboard "be mine". Adding enamel dots or sequins is a nice way to add dimension to your page.
Again, I added many layers not only with my papers but also with embellishments. Using pop dots to lift an element is also a favorite technique of mine.
Utilizing your punches is also another great way to work in additional contrasting colors. My next two pages do just that with the pennant and circle punches.
Sometimes allowing your pattern to be the focus of your page is fun followed by adding in smaller embellishments.
The last page is a rectangular shape without any scallops at the end. It's the largest page and will fit bigger photos as well as embellishments. I used a couple different patterns at the bottom of my page and added a chipboard border to break up the lines between the two.
Thank you for reading today! Check out the large variety of mini albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, sticker, washi tape, chipboard: Simple Stories; paint: Deco Art; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; decorative pin: Maya Road; metal clip, stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs; ribbon: SnugHug; punches: EK Success, Paper Shapers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings