Tech Tip: Adding Dimension

By Allie Stewart

May 18, 2016

Hello everyone! Last week Claudia shared some tips on layering, and I’m here to expand a little on the subject by talking about adding dimension! Layering is a great way to add interest to your page, but sometimes I like to take it a step further. When adding dimension, I have four go-tos that I use on my pages.

First, I will use pop dots or foam tape to add dimension behind a photo or embellishment.

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Here I used pop dots behind the vellum, because it wouldn’t have laid flat due to the corrugated cardstock…which leads me to my next tip–specialty paper! Textured paper, vellum, tissue paper, glitter paper, and more are all great for adding dimension to layouts! These are usually thicker and will add extra dimension and interest to your page. I used vellum and corrugated cardstock for this layout.

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Another thing you can do to add dimension is tearing the edges of your paper! I tore the ends of the vellum on this layout. Often times I will tear and crinkle the edges to add height. It’s super easy and there is no wrong way to do it! Finally, the other thing I will do to add interest to a page is use a die cut. I typically use my Silhouette Cameo and white cardstock. Sometimes I back the negative, like I did with half of the triangles on the page. Other times I just put white on white for a simple but eye-catching background like I did on the top left of the page.

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Pop dots, specialty paper, tearing edges, and die-cuts. I use a combination of these in every layout! I hope this helped inspire you to add dimension to your pages. Thanks for joining me today!

One Comment on “Tech Tip: Adding Dimension”

  • I love how you used the pop dots along with tearing edges to help create dimension. I haven’t seen torn edges in a while. This really helps pop the layout I think. Pretty work!

    May 19th, 2016 at 12:57 pm

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