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Winter Madness by AMANDA KING
Hello Mad Scrappers! Amanda here with a quick and easy winter scrapbook page. My husband enjoys hiking and wild camping, and normally does them all year round. Lockdown means that he has resorted to camping in the garden at times, including during our recent snow. I’m scrapping a single page of his tent today, using papers from Echo Park’s Winter Magic collection, which are available in the shop as both individual papers and as part of a recent kit.
I chose the Icy Snowflakes paper as my background and designed my page to keep a lot of that gorgeous ombre snowflake pattern on show. I matted my photo on Coastal Cardstock and cut the word ‘winter’ on my Silhouette using a free cut-file from Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine, the coastal cardstock and the Magic Snowflake paper. If you don’t have a digital cutting machine, you could hand-cut some similar letters or use a computer-printed word as a template.
I placed my photo and title off-centre on my background and tore two strips of the Magic Snowflake paper to go on the left side, showing both sides of the paper, and tore a shorter strip to tuck in under the right-hand edge of my photo. I also tucked strips of glitter tape in with the papers.
I added snowflake confetti pieces from my stash to the background paper, gluing them over printed snowflakes of the same size in a semi-random fashion, and completed my title with Loving Life Thickers. These were from Amy Tangerine’s Picnic in the Park, a summer collection, but the glittery blue and shiny white letters are great for winter pages too. That title leads directly into my journalling which I wrote with a grey Distress Marker.
I made two embellishment clusters based around some wooden snowflakes which I coloured using a white ink pad from KaiserCraft . These ones came from my stash but there are several sets of similar snowflakes from Dusty Attic in the shop. I layered them over die-cut labels in opposite corners, adding pieces of glitter tape to the bottom-right cluster to echo the strips in the layers on the left. I surrounded the snowflakes with trios of pale blue enamel dots and scattered more dots along the diagonal across the page.
The monochrome nature of this collection means that even quite a simple page makes an impact, and I found that adding anything else was just a distraction. Sometimes minimalist is the way to go.