The base for the layout is simple white cardstock. I also used Close to My Heart cardstock in the colors SweatLeaf and Charcoal.
I try to keep these pages simple so if you are a beginner you can tag along without any problems. The whole purpose of this tutorial and the upcoming ones is to show you how far 5 sheets of design paper and cardstock in matching colors and take you. Can you do more, sure, but for now I like to keep it simple.
For this layout you would need the following cut papers:
- 2 sheets of white cardstock 12"x12" as the page base
- 1 sheet of sweatleaf cardstock where you cut 2 pieces of 6"x10" from
- 1 sheet of charcoal cardstock where you cut 2 pieces of 7"x4" from
- 2 strips from the heart design paper cut at 1"x12"
- and 2 strips of the heart paper cut at 3/4"x3 1/2"
Like in my previous pages I placed the cut pieces on my base and moved them around until I ended up with the design you see here:
Your pictures might be different or you have more you like to add to the page, so play around with them and see how they would fit best for you. I had the challenge that I wanted a little bit of variation in size to make the page more interesting.
The pictures on the left page are cut at 4"x5" and two are cut at 4"x4".
The pictures on the right page are cut at 4"x4', 5"x3 1/2" and 5 1/2"x4".
Like I mentioned in last weeks post, I didn't feel like matting the pictures was needed
, so all that was left was to find the right position for them. This is the sketch I used for this layout here.
Here are a few more ideas on how you can use the same elements on your page, but positioning them in different ways. Believe me, there are many more possibilities to arrange them, so try what you like.
I hope this will show you how you can use one sketch and change it to multiple different layouts. Give it a try and see how different each page will look like.
TIP: I sometimes move things around so much that I can't remember the first ones :-) I know it gets confusing. So take out your camera or phone and snap a quick picture of each layout you dry fit together. Then sit back and scroll though them so see which one you like the best....save a lot of headaches.
Reminder: These pages are not finished. Journaling and embellishments will be done ones the pictures are all placed.