Scrapbooking is a process that comes with techniques and decisions to be made. From choosing the photos, papers, tools and other supplies, as well as what to write down, piecing together layouts is very much an experience. And way to add a final touch to your creations is the glam and character of embellishments, and in the Vivid Melodies Decorative Bundle, there are enamel embellishments (with adhesive backing!) for everyday moments at home, memories with friends and family and every theme and occasion in between!
To create this layout you will need:
- Vivid Melodies Decorative Bundle or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — with BONUS Enamel Embellishments with adhesive backing
- Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Use a sheet of jazzberry floral burst paper as the base for this layout.
Step 2: Cut one each of the following:
- 3″ x 3″ piece of blue random dots paper
- 4″ x 3″ piece of pink flower weave paper
- 3″ x 3″ piece of orange random dots paper
- 6″ x 4″ piece of pink floral weave paper
- 3″ x 4″ piece of orange random dots paper
- 4″ x 4″ piece of blue random dots paper
- 3″ x 4″ piece of pink floral weave paper
Step 3: Arrange as shown on the layout.
Step 4: Crop one 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ photo, one 5-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ photo and two 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ photos. Adhere on the layout as shown.
Step 5: Place enamel word art embellishments as shown.
Step 6: Adhere three border stickers as shown. Using the inside edge of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with blue random dots paper. Top with a journal circle and adhere on the layout.
Step 7: Add additional embellishments and journal as desired.
What do you like about enamel embellishments? Will you be adding a few to your next layout?
3 thoughts on “Finesse A Finishing Touch With Enamel Embellishments”
I love all of the embellishments that CM markets with the various collections, but I’m very reluctant to use them on my scrapbook pages. I actually save all of them: gems, pearls, dimensional flowers, layered embellishments, and enamel embellishments, to use on cards I make with the pieces of paper left from a collection after I’ve used it for pages. I’m an old school CM scrapper, and know that at least at first, before so many embellishments were made, CM warned against using anything with any thickness opposite a picture so that the print did not get damaged. Now, it seems anything goes. But the sole purpose of my scrapbooking is to preserve my photos AND the stories behind them for my family, so I don’t take the risk of adding anything to my albums that might mean they aren’t preserved safely.
I’ve never seen CM address this question, nor any explanation of why in the late 1980s through maybe early-to-mid 2000s none of these kinds of things were produced or marketed by CM, and now they are. While I’m sure the adhesives are photo safe, I wonder if the deeper embellishments are actually safe for photos, or if they just look good on pages, and so CM sells them because that’s what people want to buy and how they like to decorate pages now. Does anyone know???
Hi Lynette, thanks for asking! I can’t speak to the former company’s products or recommendations (the new Creative Memories started in 2014), but I can share that all of our embellishments are photo safe, unless it’s very specifically called out otherwise (like glitter). If putting something with dimension on a page makes you uncomfortable due to the potential of denting photos on an opposite page, no problem! Feel free to skip. Completed pages are beautiful pages, and we endorse album makers taking whatever approach they wish for their creations. Wishing you all the best!
Thanks for the response! I was sure that the embellishments would be photo safe, as was everything that the former CM company marketed. Since my concern is photo safety and preservation for the long term, I believe that my choice to use these dimensional embellishments only for the cards I make is a wise one, and I’ll continue to be cautious with what goes in my albums!