Hello, sweet friends! It’s Tania back with you again today to share a tutorial for putting together a layout featuring The Story of Fall Collection and the Falling Leaves Embossing Folder. I absolutely adore the dimension and texture that the Echo Park embossing folders add to my projects and the many different ways that they can be used. Today I’ve used both the embossed and debossed sides of the impression on this layout, and even used sandpaper to sand away the color of the paper to reveal the white-core of the Solid Cardstock to accentuate the embossing even more. I love the look it creates.
So, let’s get started putting this layout together:
Our base begins with a sheet of the Dots Patterned Paper. Next, you are going to cut triangles in a variety of sizes and patterns using your Silhouette Electronic Die-cutting Machine (or paper templates and scissors) with the Echo Park Pennant Design ID#43106. The largest triangle has a base of 4” wide. The medium ones are 2” wide and the smallest are 1 ¼”. Once your triangles are cut, place your solid cardstocks into your Falling Leaves Embossing Folder and run them through your manual die-cutting machine with the embossing sandwich to emboss them. You’ll notice that I have lightly sanded the Teal Solid Cardstock and the Wood Floral Patterned Paper to remove some of the color and expose the white core of the paper. For the Mustard Solid Cardstock, I simply flipped the paper over and used the debossed image without sanding.
Adhere your photo and triangles as shown.
Next, die-cut leaves and branches from Brown/Orange Solid Cardstock using the Autumn Days Designer Die Set. Layer three die-cuts together with several loops of natural twine tucked behind the ‘falling leaves’ badge from the Ephemera pack. Adhere these overlapping the two largest triangles using foam dimensional adhesive.
Adhere 5 chipboard leaves randomly falling across the bottom of the layout.
Add the ‘acorn’ banner and ‘FUN’ banner letters just below the large orange & white patterned paper triangle.
Lastly, finish the layout with decorative brads and enamel dots that form a visual triangle: 1. Upper left corner near the small teal triangle 2. Lower left corner near the ‘acorn’ banner 3. Lower right near the pomegranate triangle.
Floral and Leaves Patterned Paper (Story of Fall Collection)
Fall Small Floral Patterned Paper (Story of Fall Collection)
Orange Leaf Patterned Paper (Story of Fall Collection)
Dots Patterned Paper (Story of Fall Collection)
Wood Floral Patterned Paper (Story of Fall Collection)
Brown/Orange Solid Cardstock (Story of Fall Collection)
Decorative Brads (Story of Fall Collection)
6x12 Chipboard (Story of Fall Collection)
Ephemera (Story of Fall Collection)
Enamel Dots (Story of Fall Collection)
Embossing Folder – Falling Leaves (Story of Fall Collection)
Autumn Days Designer Die Set (Story of Fall Collection)
Teal/Mustard Solid Cardstock (Story of Family Collection
Silhouette Design ID#43106
Silhouette Electronic Die-cutting Machine
Extra Fine Grit Sandpaper
Manual Die-cut Machine
Foam Dimensional Tape