The embellishments in the Spice Market Collection are perfect for your memory-keeping projects! Choose from die-cuts, stickers, chipboard pieces, and more!
Jil Larson: Embellishing Pocket Pages
I love embellishing all my projects, but dressing up pocket page cards makes me especially happy. I enjoy the challenge of working on the individual cards and photos while being mindful of the cohesive design of the spread as a whole.
My theme for this mid-June page was unplugging and allowing myself relaxing introvert time in the summer. I built my “Mid-June vibes” message on top of a photo of my journal from June 17 to emphasize how much I’ve been enjoying journaling. I embellished the photo by stamping “June” and using alpha stickers and labels from the Spice Market Collection on a cut-up card. The labels with bits of handwriting occur throughout the spread to unify through this embellishment choice. I varied the labels a bit. Three are from the Spice Market Memory Keeping Sticker Kit. One is a die-cut label with stamping “take note of this moment” and vertical orientation.
On the lower right card, I stamped a full tag and journaled a bit on it for a larger embellishment of this sort. Besides labels and tags, I used the beautiful transparent mandalas to embellish two areas (over my stamped tag and over one of the pears in my photo on the left). You’ll notice that the postage stamps from the kit appear on six of the cards, sometimes in partial form (again, for variety). Another thing to notice is how I often embellish along the edges of my cards or photos.
One example of this is my use of washi tape on the flower photo. I mainly embellished the lower left card with chipboard from the Spice Market Modern Memory Keeping Kit, which also appears on a few of the other cards. I love the paper from the collection, so I punched tiny circles to use as confetti. Again, this is primarily on one card (that beautiful lemon illustration!), but a bit elsewhere, too, to tie it in.
I love the trim in the Spice Market Classified: Memory Keeping Kit, so I stitched a bit at the top of my lemon card. This embellishment helps me tie the bright lemon into the darks in the photos and cards, while also working a bit along the edge, a technique I adopt elsewhere on the page. This is a lot! You may embellish with a lighter touch, but I hope that in all these examples, you find a new embellishment idea you would like to try!
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Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator
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