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Today I'm going to show you how to make this vintage scrapbook layout.
I just love everything about the art of vintage-themed scrapbook pages, from the sepia colors to the beautiful vintage-looking cards, and the opportunity to make some really unique and personalized embellishments.
But possibly my favorite thing is strolling down memory lane as we choose our photographs which inspires me to have some wonderful scrapbooking ideas!
The inspiration behind this old-fashioned layout is a layout idea sketch from the book, 525 New and Inspiring Scrapbooking Sketches, as seen below.
Let's start putting together the elements of this vintage scrapbook theme layout!
First, let's look for an old album and choose two vintage-looking photographs of your loved ones like your great-grandmother, for example. I have chosen two photos of my mother and step-father from years ago which I just adore, particularly the photograph of their aging hands and mom's sparkling wedding ring.
Again, when scrapping, you can actually start by taking photos simply for scrapbooking.
Although these photographs were taken quite some time ago, they are not technically what I would consider vintage. So, if like me, your photographs aren't vintage, we can change them up a little so that they appear vintage.
I have printed mine in sepia tones to give the vintage-themed layout more of an old-fashioned feel but you could also use a filter before printing them, print them in black and white, or even leave them as is but focus on vintage embellishments.
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When choosing classic-looking photographs for vintage-themed scrapbook layouts, try to select a photograph that doesn't have anything modern in the background such as a flat-screen TV.
Okay, now that you have chosen the perfect photographs, let's move on to the cardstock. For this particular vintage layout, you only need two pieces of cardstock. I had purchased this set of vintage-look cardstock over a year ago so I was really excited to finally have a project to use it on.
These two sheets are exactly the same but have a coordinating print on the reverse side, making it really easy to find patterns that look good together. I have stuck with a brown/sepia theme to compliment the vintage feel.
Wait! Now That You Have A Theme For Your Layout, Then You'll Need To Know What Techniques To Use....Let Me Show You...
♥How to START and FINISH a layout to perfection (so no more pushing things around on a page for hours and hours).
♥How to get your creative juices flowing again so you'll NEVER experience scrappers block again!
♥How to always have the perfect scrapbook layout for every occasion!
Now, grab the cardstock that you wish to use as your second contrast layer and flip it over so that we can draw a template on the back before cutting it out. I don't recommend drawing the template on the side you will see due to the pencil marks. Even if you use an eraser on them, it often still leaves a tell-tale mark.
Now although it's a little hard to see in the photographs below, start by drawing a line 1.5 inch in from each side of your cardstock. Remember, the photograph below is of the reverse side of my paper and the stripe card seen in the finished product as it's on the other side.