This Swirly Scribbles Love Banner quickly turns a scrapbook page into a simple layout to remember the one(s) you love on this Valentine’s Day.
Plus, this page shows some simple die (framelit & thinlet) techniques of Inlay & Overlay to create subtle, but nice dimensions to your projects.
- Die cut your banner with the Swirly Scribbles dies.
- Then using the same dies cut the designs in other colors. Here, the banner has had the heart & love cut (will use the Flirty Flamingo Swirly Scribbles die-cuts on another item), a Melon Mambo heart & Basic Black heart & love.
- Then go back and create an inlay look by piecing portions of the design back together.
- Don’t want to add all those small white layers you see above? Don’t piece them. Back the banner with Whisper White card stock after you cut out the design- Doing this will not only be faster, but will also add more dimension to the banner cut-out areas.
By simply adding the above banner to a Contrasting Pop of Pink 3″x12″ strip and 12″x12″ background ( also from the Pop of Pink DSP), adding 2 photo mats (4.25″x6.25″), and creating an embellishment on which you can journal your photo details or a cute saying, you have created a layout in a short time.
When using your layering framelits, you can always use two sizes at the same time. This creates an Overlay -Example below: Melon Mambo layer. Use washi tape to maintain spacing while running both ovals at the same time through your Big Shot and you can cut the exterior & interior oval (or other layering shapes) at the same time and create more dimension on your finished embellishment. Plus, you’ll have the smaller (inside) shape already cut for another project!
Just like stamps, inks, & punches, the framelits & thinlets have techniques you may wish to explore. I hope the inlay & overlay techniques in this layout help you find more uses for these products, helping you to create dimension and interest to your final projects.
Until next time…