Happy Monday all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I have a new scrapbook page to share with you that I created for Elle's Studio May Inspiration Gallery. I've also shared a few tips and techniques that I used while creating this layout.
SEWING WITH GOLD THREAD | Recently I attended the Memories Scrapbooking Expo and Jenni Bowlin had a booth there. I saw a layout in her booth that used gold thread on it and I immediately fell in love with the idea and knew I had to get my hands on some gold thread ASAP! Well, needless to say, I finally did and I used it on my Never A Dull Moment scrapbook page.
DESIGNER TIP | Since the gold thread is a little more expensive than plain colored thread, I used white thread for the bobbin. This saves money and you really can't tell.
SCRAPPING WITH BAR CODE STRIPS | This layout initially started out with the idea that I wanted to use as many of the bar code strips from Elle's Studio as possible on one layout. I always trim these off and save them. I use them all the time on my layouts, but I still have quite a stash, so I wanted to use up some of them. I went through what I had in my scrap drawer and selected ones that matched the striped dress my niece is wearing.
HEAT EMBOSSING WOOD VENEER | Have you tried heat embossing on wood veneers? I hadn't until this layout, but it works beautifully. All I did was tap a Versamark ink pad on the veneer to cover it with ink, sprinkled it with embossing powder and then heat set it with my heat gun. Wah-la sparkly stars!!!
Aren't these gold stars fabulous? These are stamps that are part of the Elle's Studio Patriotic Exclusive Stamp Set. I stamped them with Versamark ink as well and covered them with gold embossing powder before I heat set them.
SUPPLIES | NEVER A DULL MOMENT SCRAPBOOK PAGEPatterned Paper: Elle's Studio | Everyday Moments, Penelope, Love You More, Noel
Die Cuts: Elle's Studio | May Exclusive Kit
Stamps: Elle's Studio | Patriotic Stamp
Ink: Versamark Watermark
Gold Sewing Thread: Coats & Clark - Bright Gold
Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up! - Gold; Stampendous | Frantage - Vintage Embossing Enamel (used on wood veneer)
Flair: American Crafts | Dear Lizzy
Ink Pen: March Uchida | Le Pen - Dark Gray