In today's tutorial I will show you how to create a background paper that will allow your photo(s) to shine on a scrapbook layout. Using Memento Inks that match the photo allows the photo to be the center star of the layout. All the embellishments will also match by coloring with the same inks. The background itself is super quick and simple, and can be used for cards as well as layouts.
Time: 1 hours
Select ink colors that are in the photo you wish to highlight. In my case it is one of my favorite photos from our travels to Oahu when we climbed to the top of Koko Head. The stunning blue, brown, and green directed my choice of ink colors. In this step Memento in Peanut Brittle is brayered randomly over a sheet of canvas textured white cardstock. Cover about a third of the cardstock in varying levels of ink layers. The key to this technique is to not look for perfection, just go for a fun look!
Memento Bahama Blue is used to ink the next layer in the background. A good quality rubber balloon is filled with popcorn and tied off. This is used to ink with random size dots in varying ink intensities on the background covering about one more third of the paper.
When the photo was layered over the frame the match between the soil and the Peanut Brittle was so close, they blended together! The edges of the photo are inked with StazOn in Jet Black to add definition to all edges of the photo, and allow the photo to stand out from the frame.
A journal block is written on the computer and printed out using photo settings and trimmed to size. A frame is trimmed 1/4" larger than the journal block and inked in Memento Danube Blue. The two are adhered together with Tear It! Tape.
Memento--Peanut Brittle, Danube Blue, Olive Grove
Memento Luxe-- Peanut Brittle
Memento Dual Tip Maker--Tuxedo Black
Tear It! Tape
On Point Glue
White canvas textured cardstock
White smooth textured cardstock
2" Rubber Brayer
Rubber balloons with popcorn and rice
Momenta Casual Script Alphabet Dies
Die Cut machine
Brother Scan and Cut
Silhouette Design Store--Hawaii State die cut modified, Candy Apple Bold Script