Hello crafty friends, and welcome back! Tracy here, and today I am going through how I create dimensional layouts and sharing some tips and tricks on how to do so. I absolutely adore creating dimensional, full of texture layouts. I admit, sometimes they don’t fit wonderfully into albums. But, for example…this layout is one that I created as a gift, and its final home is in a shadowbox frame.
My first step is to create the layered background. When I know that am creating a dimensional layout, having a good solid base is very important. So to create the backdrop I used my E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser paired with the E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill. That way I know whatever I put on top of it, no matter how heavy, the background will be firmly and permanently attached.
Once I had the background sorted. I wanted the matted photo to stand out. So using 2 layers of Crafty Foam Tape White, I added the photo to the layout. Doubling the Crafty Foam Tape White makes sure that the matted photo doesn’t get lost below the dimensional flowers.
Then we come to the flowers, cheesecloth, and other small embellishments. Pull out the Adhesive Dots!! I start by laying out the flowers and embellies where I would like them to live. I first added the cardstock die cut embellishments using 3D Foam Squares White Mix. Then using Adhesive Dots Medium for the larger flowers and Adhesive Dots Small for the smaller flowers and leaves. Anywhere that I had the cheesecloth, I did double up the Adhesive Dots Medium, this makes sure that the adhesive really secures to the layout.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Creative Time: 1 Hour
Skill Level: Intermediate
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
Adhesive Dots Medium
Adhesive Dots Small
Crafty Foam Tape White
3D Foam Squares White Mix
Prima Marketing Inc.- Lavender Collection (patterned paper, flowers, die cuts), Cheesecloth, Cardstock- Cream, Plum, Dyed Doily