May ’19 Page Kit ~ Dorothy

Today’s feature layout spread was created by Dorothy. She created a beautiful garden-esque page with photos from a shrine visit in Japan.


Here is a tip from Dorothy for coordinating photos with your paper! Since the paper for this kit had a lot of pastels, the bright colours from Dorothy’s photos clashed a bit with the paper. However, by making the photos black and white, you can coordinate them with the paper as well as making them stand out with the contrast between colour and greyscale.

In this layout, Dorothy also further incorporated the photos in with the background using the black butterfly and plant silhouettes. Since the background is colourful and the photos are greyscale, the black-with-coloured-wings butterflies are the perfect halfway point!


I also love how she has threaded the ribbon through her lattice like this. All Dorothy’s little details add so much to her layouts!

Speaking of the butterflies, Dorothy used a really cool technique to create these multi-coloured glitter diecuts. The secret? Double-sided tape sheets! To create this effect, you should adhere a piece of double-sided tape to a piece of cardstock (I usually use a scrap piece a bit bigger than my die-cut). Then cut out your die- don’t lose any of the pieces! Next expose the sticky surface of the double-sided tape and add micro glitter to the pieces one by one (you can use a fluffy paint brush and tweezers for this). When you adhere the die to your layout, just adhere the pieces back into the holes they originally came out from!


So many details (did you catch the gold enamel dots on the photo)!


If you would like to give this layout a try, here is something to get you started:

Happy crafting ❤

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