Sketches are a great way to plan and start a creative scrapbook layout.
Here’s the layout using the sketch with the sophisticated and stylish Swagger and Artist’s Edition product:
Swagger Paper Debonair / Swagger Paper Gentleman / Swagger Paper Gallant / Swagger Paper Humorous / Swagger Paper Strips / Swagger Tape Stickers / Swagger Label Stickers / Swagger Banner Die Cuts / Swagger Decorative Paper Clips / Swagger Rub-Ons / Swagger Ephmera Set / Swagger 6x6 Paper Pad / Artist’s Edition 3x8 Pattern Stencil Set
Use the Swagger Paper Debonair as the background. Place the Artist’s Edition 3x8 Pattern Stencil Set (zig-zag) on the background paper and ink using an ink blending tool over the stencil onto the background. Repeat this several times on the background paper. Adhere the inked stencil to the background.
Cut strips from Swagger Paper Strips. Create your own ‘washi tape’ with one of the strips. I used the black and grey chevron strip. Burnish 1 inch clear sellotape to the paper strip using a bone folder. Trim away excess clear tape. Immerse the strips into water and soak for a few seconds. Using your fingers, gently roll away paper backing – the pattern will transfer to the tape, leaving a transparent strip. Wipe away excess moisture and leave strips to dry.
Trim three of the strips shorter and adhere to layout starting at about 3 inches from the bottom edge. Then add a strip from the Swagger Tape Stickers and a page from the Swagger 6x6 Paper Pad. Adhere a second page the Swagger 6x6 Paper Pad over the stencil and add elements from the Swagger Ephmera Set, raising a few elements with foam squares. Adhere inked zig-zag strips that were removed from the stencil to the layout.
Finish the layout with machine straight stitching and add a title, photos, Swagger Label Stickers, Swagger Decorative Paper Clips and a Swagger Rub-On.
This is the card that was created with the stylish Swagger product:
A page from the Swagger 6x6 Paper Pad that resembled the layout background is adhered on the right-hand side of the card. A strip of Swagger Paper Gentleman to fit on the left side, aligning with the fold. Machine stitch around the edge of the card. Adhere a strip of ‘washi tape’ made from a strip of Swagger Paper Strips (I used the hexagonal shape strip), down the left-hand side. Adhere Swagger Banner Die Cuts onto the orange side of Swagger Paper Humorous and trim to create a border. Stitch on the banners. Raise the large banner with foam squares. Embellish with a Swagger Decorative Paper Clip, a small Swagger Banner Die Cut (CARPE DIEM) and wording.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you create with the sketch and Fancy Pants Designs products.
Have a stylish week filled with much Swagger!