No time for scrapbooking? Try these easy steps to make this special book.
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Even if you don’t have time or resources to be a scrapbooking expert, you can still create a beautiful album for mother’s day using beginner techniques. Here’s a great tribute to mom using 2-layer stamping, paper tearing, and background stamping. We’ve used mom’s senior picture as the centerpiece with soft paper shades and a stamp floral motif as a theme. Begin by stamping a leaf at the bottom of a piece of white velum. Add a plum flower. Then add a second layer of stamp and bend the flower. Remember, ink does not soak into velum quickly so you’ll need to let it dry for a few hours or use a heat blower. With a row completed, now add texture with a background stamp. Stamp 2 or 3 times before re- inking so it’s not so stark. After that dries, set the velum on card stock that’s torn along the bottom for an aged effect. Remember that glue will show through the velums. So only glue behind darker images such as stamps or pictures. Now take a trimmed piece of card stock and tear it to make a rectangle for placing under pictures. Roll and curl the edges to give it a worn look. To get dimension, cut out part of the stamp’s areas of velum with the craft knife and place them on top of some of your images. Mom will cherish this beautiful one of a kind scrapbook that brings back memories and shows off your creativity. And remember, you can get all the printable instructions right here.
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