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Ribbons, Sequins and Washi Oh My!: Stronger Layout

Hey everyone, its Raquel here with you today sharing a layout featuring the fun new embellishments included in the Turn the Page collection; ribbons, sequins, and washi! I decided to create a layout today that would serve as a little self help/journal entry to myself. Here is the layout that I created:

Washi, sequins and ribbon....oh my! See how Raquel uses features them on her layout today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #washi #sequins #ribbon #turnthepage

You can see the process video for how this layout came together below:

This layout featured a free cut file from Bea over at My Shiny Studio which you can download here. I used Paper 22 to back the cut file. I loved how the stripe in the paper gives the impression that I have backed the cut file in multiple papers even when I haven’t. Let’s get onto the focus of this post today; the new Turn the page washi, ribbons, and sequins, and how I have used them on this page. I decided to run vertical strips to the left of my photo of both the washi and ribbon. I felt like this would support and balance my photo being on the left side. Originally – when thinking of a layout design I was planning on making it more of a central design. However, sometimes the original design idea can be influenced and changed by things like the photo. In this case, I felt like because in the photo I was looking and had more blank space to the right side I needed to place my photo on the opposite side to where I was looking, hence the change from a central design.

Washi, sequins and ribbon....oh my! See how Raquel uses features them on her layout today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #washi #sequins #ribbon #turnthepage

When adding the strips of ribbon and washi I cut a fun banner into them for some extra detail. I also used my stapler to create a fold which I thought was a simple but nice added touch.

Washi, sequins and ribbon....oh my! See how Raquel uses features them on her layout today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #washi #sequins #ribbon #turnthepage

I love the texture the ribbon adds to the page. I also added some further detail with some machine stitching to complement it. I created a cluster to the left of the photo made up of a tag, a fussy cut flower, a puffy sticker and a few of the fun sequins in the pack. I backed the photo with a subtle colour in the collection as I felt there was a lot going on already and also added one of my fave small doilies. The typewritten date finished that part of the page off.

Washi, sequins and ribbon....oh my! See how Raquel uses features them on her layout today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #washi #sequins #ribbon #turnthepage

There was a quote on Paper 01 in the collection that really spoke to me ‘you are stronger than you think’. This really spoke to me and I knew it would make a perfect title for where I am at right now. I simply trimmed it down and adhered it to the right of my photo along with more fussy cut flowers and butterflies.

Washi, sequins and ribbon....oh my! See how Raquel uses features them on her layout today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #washi #sequins #ribbon #turnthepage

This layout contains some personal words that I didn’t want everyone viewing my album to be able to see. The next and fun little technique I did on this page was to create a hidden journaling spot. It is so important for me to document words and stories on pages so I was excited when I had this idea. I created a layer behind the ‘book’ ephemera so that I could add journaling behind it and it just looks like a little book to open up.

Washi, sequins and ribbon....oh my! See how Raquel uses features them on her layout today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #washi #sequins #ribbon #turnthepage

I simply typed the journaling in strip form and cut and adhered it to the book piece after that. The ‘you got this’ clear sticker was the perfect finishing touch to the back.

Washi, sequins and ribbon....oh my! See how Raquel uses features them on her layout today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #washi #sequins #ribbon #turnthepage

I never feel like a layout is finished until I add small finishing touches. These finishing touches always come in the form of smaller embellishments. In this case today it is the sequins. I added a scattering of star sequins around each main cluster on the page. I also used the leaves sequins where there are larger florals. So fun!

Washi, sequins and ribbon....oh my! See how Raquel uses features them on her layout today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #washi #sequins #ribbon #turnthepage

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope that you have found this post inspiring and it has given you a new way to use washi, ribbon or sequins!

Washi, sequins and ribbon....oh my! See how Raquel uses features them on her layout today. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #washi #sequins #ribbon #turnthepage

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