Scrapbooking is one of the nicest ways to preserve and show off some of your favourite photos and can be used with photographs from any era.
To begin making this scrapbook page idea start by selecting a sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper that is turquoise. If you have some scrapbook paper that is textured it will look a lot nicer than a plain piece of 12×12 paper.
Scrapbook paper needs to be acid and lignin free. If you are purchasing your scrapbooking paper or your scrapbook supplies from a craft supplier you have not used before it is well worth asking the question. This will ensure your scrapbook page layouts will stay bright and fresh, and will not deteriorate over time.
You then need to select a sheet of brown bazzill card stock. Cut along two sides of the scrapbook paper using decorative scissors.
Decorative scissors can be found in most craft and scrapbooking stores and are an essential tool in any good scrapbook enthusiast’s kit bag. They are a tool that scrap bookers will use over and over again and come in a multitude of different designs and sizes.
Place the brown paper on top of the turquoise paper using double sided tape to hold it in place.
If you want to preserve some of the turquoise paper, carefully remove the section that will be covered by the brown scrapbook paper before securing it I place.
Select four sheets of scrapbook paper that have a similar colour theme. Cut the papers into a variety of shapes and sizes. You can use your decorative scissors again here.
Position the papers randomly over the front of the scrapbook page so that some of each paper can be seen, rather like a patchwork quilt effect.
Stick the paper down using double sided tape or micro sticky dots.
Mount your photograph onto white card leaving a very thin border. Then, using double sided tape mount it onto the same turquoise scrapbook paper you used for the background. This time leave a slightly larger border.
Attach your photo to the front of the scrapbook page using 3d foam pads.
Sometimes when you purchase scrapbook paper you pick up the odd matching embellishment or two. If you do not have matching embellishments you could always have a go at making your own from all the left over scraps of paper, throw in a few brads and before you know it you have created your own embellishments.
Place an embellishment in the top right hand corner of the scrapbook page.
Place an embellishment with your wording or scrapbook quotes underneath your photo. Use silver brads to hold your scrapbook quotes in place.
Place some fancy brads down the left hand side of the page.
Next, cut a tag shape from some of the left over paper. Use an eyelet setter to place an eyelet at the top of the tag. Place some brown organza ribbon through the hole at the top of the tag.
Once everything is in place, place the finished scrapbook page in a scrapbook album to keep it in good condition and preserve it for years to come.
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