Hello, this is Sabrina from the Bella Blvd Digital Team. For today's how-to and design tip I wanted to focus on sharing some tips on different ways to use fundamental stickers.
Every Bella Blvd digital collection comes with a wide variety of fundamental stickers and they give you so many options when it comes to creating your page. For many of my layouts the fundamental stickers provide the foundation for my layouts and also help create a lot of visual interest.
Let's get started with some fun and easy tips to use those fundamental stickers.
Tip 1- Use the fundamental stickers to create a striking border.
On this recent layout I decided to make a visually striking border by using a ton of fundamental stickers from many collections. I also used some puffy stars and hexies, but the majority is the stickers. I added two paper strips underneath to ground all of the fundamental stickers and this helped the stickers to not look they are just 'floating'.
Tip 2- Use the fundamental stickers to make awesome clusters on your layout.
For this layout my only embellishments were fundamental stickers. I clustered each them with various shadows and depths to make each sticker each stand out. I repeated this two more times to make a total of 3 which creates an awesome visual triangle.
Tip 3- Use the fundamental stickers to make your own custom 'paper'
Let's say you didn't want to use the paper in a Bella Blvd digital collection, but, instead, you wanted to create something unique. To make your own custom 'paper' you could duplicate the stickers many times to cover the paper area. As seen in this layout, I used a template that has several paper sections. I only used one real paper and the rest are duplicated fundamental stickers in the various
paper sections. Can you guess which is the real paper? I'll give you a hint its the bottom yellow paper. The rest of the 'paper' sections were covered by fundamental stickers! I just duplicated them many times to fill the sections and this is something that is so fun in digital. Using elements more than once and as much as you want!
* Don't forget to copy something is Photoshop Elements you click the element you want to duplicate, then hit alt and the layer will duplicate.*
A close up of the duplicated fundamental stickers to make 'real' paper. Four out of the five sections for paper are made using duplicated fundamental stickers.
The finished layout of my cool dude using the fun boy themed Alex Bundle. The fundamental stickers give my layout a unique look and, once again, shows how flexible digital scrapbooking is.
I hope these tips were helpful and inspire you to try new ways to use the awesome fundamental stickers. They are definitely superstars in the digital bundles with all the wide range of uses!
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