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Technique: Clear & Frosted Overlays for Scrapbooking
Designers: Shauna Berglund-Immel
& Paris Dukes
For trendy page accents that are quick and easy, look no further than overlays!
Clear materials are a great way to add unique dimension and style to your projects,
and you can cut them out and use them as is or personalize them further with
permanent pens and StazOn inkpads. Want to see
some of these cool new clear borders and art pieces in use? Keep reading to
check out Shauna and Paris sleek new layouts, complete with useful tips
straight from the pros!
By Shauna Berglund-Immel
Want to customize your overlays to coordinate with your project and
add your own personality? Shauna asks. Try using a Permapaque
or Slick Writer pen (each available in tons of versatile colors) to color
in areas of your overlays or to handwrite directly onto the overlays. Since
overlays are non-porous, the ink from regular pens and markers will not stick
to the surface of the overlay, so youll always want to make sure youre
using a permanent pen. When coloring in clear areas of your overlay, turn the
overlay over and color onto the back side so you dont end up coloring
over and covering up any of the opaque colors printed on the overlay.
- Use the brown dotted paper as the background. Cut a 1/2 wide strip
of brown stripes paper with the stripes running horizontally. Glue the strip
down the right edge of the background paper and ink the edge with black.
- Cut out the filmstrip border overlay. Add one photo behind each frame of
the filmstrip. Mount each long edge of the filmstrip on the pink portion of
the pink textured with brown border paper, trimming the paper even with the
edges of the filmstrip border. Lay the filmstrip down the right side of the
page, just overlapping the edge of the brown stripes paper strip. Add dark
pink and lime mini brads to the dividing lines between each frame on the filmstrip,
as shown. Use a pink pen to journal on top of each frame on the filmstrip
- Mat a horizontal photo on black cardstock, trimming the mat to 1/16.
Mat again on lime textured paper, trimming the mat to 1/2. Mat again
on black cardstock, trimming the mat to 1/16. Mat the left edge of
the photo on brown stripes paper with the stripes running horizontally, trimming
the mat to 1/2 and inking the edge with black. Glue the matted photo
in the top left corner of the page. Cut out the say cheese overlay
and attach it down the left side of the photo with a dark pink mini brad in
each end. Computer journal the words Girlfriends and are
onto white cardstock, then crop to small rectangles. Mat each word on black
cardstock, trimming the mats to 1/16. Cut out the so much fun
overlay. Attach the journaling and overlay in the bottom left corner of the
photo as shown, using lime and dark pink mini brads to secure the journaling
to the page. Use a pink pen to journal the name and year directly onto the
- Cut out the joyful overlay and use a pink pen to write onto
the back of the overlay, coloring in the letter F. Mount on
lime textured paper, trimming the paper even with the edges of the overlay.
Mat on black cardstock, trimming the mat to 1/16.
- Cut out the happy overlay and mount on the pink portion of
the pink textured with brown border paper, trimming the paper even with the
edges of the overlay. Use dark pink and green brads to attach the joyful
and happy overlays at varying angles in the bottom left corner
of the page, as shown. Cut two 3 1/2 lengths of pink polka dot grosgrain
ribbon and trim the tails at an angle. Tie a knot in the center of each ribbon
length, then use a Zot to attach one knot to the right end of
the joyful overlay and one knot to the left end of the happy
Journey In Style
By Paris Dukes
When accenting your journaling with word fragments, its always
a good idea to print out a test copy of your journaling before printing it onto
the paper you wish you use on your layout, Paris advises. As you
write your computer journaling, just leave spaces in the journaling that are
large enough to add word fragment overlays or cut-outs. By printing your journaling
onto scratch paper first, you can arrange all your word fragment pieces on the
scratch paper to make sure they will actually fit in the journaling when you
print out the final copy. If your spacing is off, just make any necessary adjustments
and print out another test copy, just to be sure (better safe than sorry!).
Once all the word fragment pieces fit nicely into your journaling, print the
journaling onto your final paper choice and crop to fit on your layout, then
glue the word fragments in place.
Paper Pizazz Vintage sarapapers: Brown
with blue floral border and blue textured paper plus tags
Paper Pizazz Clear & Frosted Overlays for Scrapbooking
Attachments Heritage Ribbons: Tan grosgrain,
tan/ivory striped and brown gingham ribbons
brown ink pad
- Use the brown with blue floral border paper as the background and arrange
the paper so the border runs up the left edge. Mat two 5 1/2x3 1/2
horizontal photos on blue textured paper, trimming the mats to 3/16
and inking the edges with brown. Glue one photo 1/4 in from the top
edge and 1/4 in from the border on the tan portion of the background
paper. Glue the other photo 4 down from the top edge and 1/4
in from the right edge of the page.
- Computer journal on blue textured paper, leaving space in between some of
the words to add word fragments. Crop the journaling to an 8 1/2x3
1/2 rectangle, leaving extra room on the left edge, and ink the edges
with brown. Cut out word fragment overlays and glue them to the journaling
block to fill in the spaces you left. Cut a 4 1/2 length of tan grosgrain
ribbon and wrap it vertically around the left end of the journaling, wrapping
the ends around the top and bottom edges of the journaling to secure on the
back. Cut one 5 1/5 length each of brown gingham, tan grosgrain and
tan/ivory striped ribbons and trim the tails of each at an angle. Tie a knot
in the center of each ribbon length and use a Zot to secure the
knots down the ribbon length on the journaling with the tails pointing to
- Cut out the large brown and blue tag. Cut out the journey
overlay and glue it across the tag. Glue the tag horizontally in the top right
corner of the page so the tab overlaps the top photo. Cut out the small brown
and aqua tag. Computer journal the phrase In Style onto blue
textured paper, then crop to a small rectangle, ink the edges brown and glue
to the small tag. Glue the small tag at an angle with the tab overlapping
the tab on the large tag. Cut a 3 1/2 length of tan grosgrain ribbon
and trim the tails at an angle. Tie a knot in the center of the ribbon and
use a Zot to secure the knot over the tab of the small tag.
- Cut out the medium aqua and brown tag. Cut a 2 1/2 length of tan
grosgrain ribbon and wrap it around the center of the tag, folding the ends
around the edges of the tag to secure on the back. Computer journal the names
onto blue textured paper then crop to a small rectangle and ink the edges
with brown. Glue the journaling over the dark blue square on the tag. Glue
the tag vertically centered between the border and the second photo, as shown.
Cut a 3 1/2 length of tan grosgrain ribbon and trim the tails at an
angle. Tie a knot in the center of the ribbon and use a Zot to
secure the knot over the tab of the tag.
For over 300 easy-to-use overlay borders, tags, alphabet tiles and cool art
pieces for your latest layouts, plus great sample scrapbook pages, sarabinders
and sampler projects, get your very own copy of Clear & Frosted
Overlays for Scrapbooking! And heres a tip for card makers: Keep your eyes
out for brand-new overlay books just for card making in upcoming weeks!