I think I am back in the groove now more than ever! So much so, that I want to finish my Montana traveler's notebook this month! I know there aren't many days left, but with the roll I have been on it should be achievable! What project are you focused on right now?
Today, I am sharing more tips on stamping in your traveler's notebook and giving you a way to make an impactful statement with your ephemera!
I think what I love about this layout is how the photo and the embellishments help balance each other out. As a maximalist, I find it hard to not overwhelm my photos, but if you give enough breathing space between important elements, then you can find a way to make it work!
Stamping a background in a traveler's notebook is daunting. I opted to go for a partial background stamped effect by using a Close to My Heart leaf stamp and repeatedly stamping it along the outer edge of my page. To get a framed effect, do this technique on both of your traveler's notebook pages!
Make sure you go slow and steady when stamping directly on your traveler's notebook page. Also, remember that it is not the end of the world or a ruined project if you mess up! There's nothing a sticker, strip of washi, or a new piece of paper layered on top can't fix!
I think I may be addicted to maximalist scrapbooking in my traveler's notebook! Let me know if you would be interested in seeing a go-to design series for traveler's notebook spreads because I think I am developing a list!
If you want to try a cascade cluster on your next scrapbooking project, it is easier to start with the same ephemera pack or sticker sheet to build your base elements. Once you are happy with those elements, mixing in the other items like flair, wood veneer, washi, other stickers, etc. can help fill in the gaps of your cascade. Cascades do not have to go top to bottom, they can go from side to side or even diagonally!
Pairing one of my favorite photos from my trip with an ephemera cascade helps me feel like the page is more balanced. To some viewers, this photo will not be as impactful, but to me, this powerful photo needed to have a lot to balance it out for this design. There are ways to do simplistic ephemera cascades too for all of my more minimalistic style scrappers. Hopefully, I'll be able to share an example soon!
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Stamping and a lot of embellishing all on the same layout?! Who knew it could all live in harmony. I hope you enjoyed this traveler's notebook process video as much as I had making the spread. Thank you for stopping by and I'll see you next time!