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Sketch Support #10 | Learn How to Use and Adapt Scrapbook Sketches | Day 4

Day 4 brings a different shape to not just the border, but also to the background. This was a fun one!

Here is the one-page sketch I used for the starting point of each layout I'm sharing this week.

You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements by clicking here.

Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye, Bella!, Echo Park, and Simple Stories; Superhero Words svg files: Miss Kate Cuttables from the Silhouette Design Store; Word stickers: Simple Stories; Foam alphabet: American Crafts; Glitter: Stickles, Ranger; Star punch: Fiskars; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: American Typewriter

Variation #1 - Changing the shape of the background.

I really wanted to play around with a different shape for the background piece. I had this picture of Jackson and I dressed up as Batman and Robin. I knew right away that I wanted to create some sort of sunburst design with the superhero/comic words at the ends of the sunburst. A circle seemed like a great shape to create a burst design from.

You could play around with several different shapes for the background. Try using a:

• star

• heart

• hexagon

• diamond

• triangle

• scalloped circle

Variation #2 - Changing the shapes to fit the theme.

To have some fun with this superhero theme I used my Silhouette to cut out all of the words and little backgrounds. This might be one of my now all-time favorite cut files ever! Those little words and backgrounds turned out so cute! I may have even done a little giddy giggle when I put the first one together.

I adhered some with foam adhesive and added a little glitter accent to a few pieces. I also added in some circles with stars in the middle that were punched from a patterned paper and some teeny tiny little stars.

Variation #3 - Using less photos than the sketch.

I only had one photo which I thought fit well with a circle. I like the look of the one photo arranged with the title and journaling on the center of the background piece. That felt like a good solution for using this sketch with just one photo. You could do the same with a rectangle or square background, but I had my mind and heart set on a circle.

Variation #4 - Adding a large background to the whole layout.

I added a black cardstock background to the layout. I hadn't originally planned to do this, but when the layout was finished, I felt like it just needed something. I like the framing that it added to the colorful and bold design of the layout.

That's it for day 4, tomorrow is the day 5 layout!

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