Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Practical Scrappers technique spotlight on clustering embellishments

Today at Practical Scrappers, we are showcasing cards and layouts with embellishment clusters. Embellishments that are grouped together make a much bigger impact on a layout, especially if your embellishments are small or delicate, like buttons and lace. Here are a couple of pages I've done with this technique. (Both layouts are based on sketches from Scrap-Friendzy).

On this page, I grouped a couple of chipboard flowers, some Prima flowers and pearls. For added emphasis, I ticked some scalloped fabric trim and some Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon under the pattern paper close to the embellishment cluster.

The embellishments on the second page include a scallop tissue circle, two kinds of chipboard leaves, and a button and twine. The journaling/title tag extends down into the embellishment grouping, to help pull everything together.

I hope you check out the examples over at Practical Scrappers today. We'd love it if you'd share your creations with us, too!


febe said...

Classic! I love the vintage effect. Great job with clustering.


Shanna Shands said...

I really love the colors used and the images are perfect with the papers and the layouts!