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Create the Look of Dried Flowers on Your Layout

Many of you have added dried florals to a page as memorabilia, but I struggle with them falling apart over time. This week, I am recording a memory where roses are an important part of the story, so I recreated the look with Distress Oxide Sprays and a die.

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This layout records the memory of the night our daughter was proposed to where her roses were an integral part of the story. Even though this rose looks like a dried flower, it was created using a die and ink.

I create two smaller rose buds for the page also. The pieces were cut from mixed media paper using a rose die, sprayed with layers of distress ink, then wrinkled up to look like petals. In my video below, I share the process.

The layered florals were mixed with some printed die cuts that came in a variety of shapes and colors. There is very little color in the photo, so I used these to create a frame around my photo.

The floral color palette was repeated in the title with an acrylic phrase, stickers, and banners. Laying elements in a title allows me to create a bold statement that matches the theme of the page.

I added an additional phrase in the upper left corner to help the viewer understand what this page was about.

My journaling is hidden behind the photo, so I added phrases on the layout that tell the story for me. This PaperSnip has been attached to a little clip and layered with florals that match other elements on the page.

I often tuck pockets behind photos or other elements on the page to hide the story. This is done to protect the people in the photos and to keep special moments of my life for myself.

I have also discovered that sometimes the story gets lost in all the elements I add to the pages. Hiding a tag in a pocket gives me an opportunity to tell the story without cluttering up the page.

In my video, I show you how this page came together and walk you through the process of creating the realistic rose.

I love all the layers and texture on this layout.  The colors help the roses in the photo stand out and the little bits of woodgrain gave this page more of a ranch life feel.

If this project inspired you, I would love for you to share your designs with me. Please tag @misscarriescreations or share the photos in the comments of my posts.

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