How to Embellish a Sweet Baby Layout

Hello Friends, It’s Karen today here today to share an easy way to embellish a sweet baby layout. Cutting balloon shapes out of vellum paper really enhanced the appearance of realistic depth to the layout. When embellishing a layout, I always select the placement of the largest embellishments first and continue to embellish in decreasing sizes. Therefore, Dew Drops are the last finishing touch for a layout as they are the smallest embellishment.

I will warn you now, there is an over-abundance of cuteness ahead!
(FYI: I wanted to mention that I do not adhere pieces as I go. First, I design the layout so nothing is ever glued in place until the layout is complete. I learned not to be too eager to adhere things in order to avoid “Scrapper’s regret.”  I learned the hard way when I attached photos and then discovered my tittle wouldn’t fit in the space I left for it.  I do not attach the photos so my layouts are constantly evolving as I select and position coordinating embellishments.)
Directions:
1.  Adhere 3 photos in a column about 2″ from the left edge.  (TIP: Rescue the paper underneath where you plan to put the photos to use for future projects.  I chose to cut out some of the balloons
and then use them as embellishments.)
 2.  Attach a scalloped strip 1/2″ wide along both sides of the photos.
3. Cut some balloons from the excess background paper or use a die cut or balloon paper punch. Also, cut some from vellum because the semi-transparent layer will add a realistic appearance to the layered balloons. Cluster some balloons together and have some overlap the photo.
4. Embellish with small circles in various sizes.
5. Add a random scattering of confetti like Dew Drops. Use various sizes and different shades of pink for added interest.  Finally, create a title with chipboard letters partially overlapping the photos.
A Closer Look:
 
Other Supplies:
pattern paper / vellum
scallop border strips
chipboard alphabet
3 photos (4×6″)
liquid adhesive
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