Back to Basics: How to Layer

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Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a layout that shows how easy it is to create wonderful layers and textures on a scrapbook layout.

Back to Basics: Layering @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #heidiswapp #fall #layeringThis time of year I find myself taking so many photos of the gorgeous Autumn colors.  So I decided to scrapbook a special photo I took last week while walking my dog by a ravine early in the morning.

To design this layout, I knew that layers with texture would really show off the photo well. So I started with Marshmallow cardstock and heat embossed stamped images of leaves.

Back to Basics: Layering @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #heidiswapp #fall #layering

Back to Basics: Layering @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #heidiswapp #fall #layering

I’ve really been into watercolor lately, so I decided to create a watercolor effect using Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  It is really pretty with the shimmer. I sprayed Chartreuse and Gold Color Shine over the embossed leaves, which resist the color and show through.

Back to Basics: Layering @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #heidiswapp #fall #layering

When this dried, I added my card stock layers with Fourz Safari and Kraft Foil Lattice.

Back to Basics: Layering @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #heidiswapp #fall #layeringOn top of this I wanted an eye catching photo mat, so I dry embossed another piece of Marshmallow with the We R Memory Keeper trees embossing folder and Evolution Die cut machine.

Back to Basics: Layering @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #heidiswapp #fall #layeringThen I used more Gold Color Shine to paint the raised embossed texture of the trees.

Back to Basics: Layering @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #heidiswapp #fall #layering

I placed my photo on top of all these layers.

Back to Basics: Layering @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #heidiswapp #fall #layering

My final layer was a Gold Mylar heart, which I cut out and then journaled on with a permanent marker.

Back to Basics: Layering @bazzillbasics @kellycreates #scrapbooking #heidiswapp #fall #layering

With gold sticker alphabet letters for my title, my layered design was complete.

I hope this beautiful Fall weather continues and we don’t see snow just yet!

Happy crafting!

Kelly Klapstein

Bazzill Products: Fourz – Safari, Card Shoppe – Marshmallow, Kraft Foil – Lattice, Gold Mylar

Other Supplies: American Crafts Embossing Powder, Clearsnap Pigment ink, Stampendous stamps; Sharpie pen, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, We R Memory Keepers embossing folder and Evolution, American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive.