Hello again, SCT fans...I'm eager to share another pocket page layout with you this month!!
One thing that I can't stress enough about working with pocket pages is adding detail + interest without adding bulk to the pockets. This is tricky sometimes, but with a few tricks that you can always reach for you'll be filling those pockets in no time! Stamps are a HUGE part of the process for me, especially layered onto photos. My favorite inks for this are the Brilliance metallics, but I am eager to try the new Color Theory inks from Studio Calico, as they are reportedly awesome for this specific purpose.
I used the March Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit for this layout, and couldn't resist using the FREE cut files that are included with it (how cute is that gold fox?!).
I used my scissors to cut the Y-O-U from one of the 3x4 cards included in the kit, and layered it onto another. Then I just ran it back and forth in my sewing machine haphazardly. It adds a fun texture with minimal bulk. A few labels, my Tiny Attacher (I never do a page without it!), some epoxy shapes and a few die cuts added more detail. I colored the insides of the letters in the top row (left card) by twisting the lid off of my very favorite spray mist and dabbing a paint brush into the mist. This is a SUPER EASY way to get a watercolor effect without the mess ;)
Hopefully this helps with ideas in adding interest to your pages without buckling those pockets...if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask!! Also, if you are within driving distance of Winnipeg, I would LOVE to meet you at Crop & Create on April 4-5 to share more ideas/insight into pocket page scrapbooking :)