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Us Three Layout | Diane Williams


I’ve always loved the look of gold foil and now that I have a Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers, I really can’t stop adding gold foil to all my layouts! Something about the sparkle and shine it gives really does make a page feel special!


To begin this layout, I used my Foil Quill and my cutting machine to create a gold-foiled frame for my photo and a few other gold-foiled circular embellishments. Indigo & Ivy is the perfect collection to match my gold-foiled accents, it already has a lot of gold-foiled details and the colors in the line are so soft and gorgeous, it’s a match made in heaven! I chose a beautiful blue watercolor paper for my background so the gold-foiled embellishments really stand out.


I mounted my photo behind the gold-foiled frame and then added some craft foam to the back so that my photo would stand out off the page. I placed my photo towards the top left corner of the page on one of the intersecting lines of the background paper so your eye would be immediately drawn towards it.


Once I had my photo positioned, I started playing around with the placement of my embellishments and decided to create a vertical column under and above my photo. I placed my gold-foiled circles first and then added chipboard pieces, stickers, and die cuts in coordinating tones. Once I was happy with everything, I could adhere them in place.


I left room for a small title as part of my vertical column so I carefully placed my gold puffy alphas from the collection using a t-square ruler to make sure they were straight.


I created a journaling spot on the bottom right hand corner using a tag die cut and a few gold embellishments. This ties the spot into the page but also helps to balance out the visual heaviness of the left hand side.


My last step was to add a few wood veneer pieces and some gold rub ons to fill in any visually empty spots and add some different textures to the page.


The Indigo & Ivy collection, with is deep blues and rich textures, is the perfect companion to all this gold foiled goodness. I’m loving all the shiny gold details on this page and how easy it is to create your own embellishments using the Foil Quill!


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