Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Here Comes the Bride" for Helmar

Today I'm sharing a layout of our lovely daughter-in-law, Rachel, as she takes in her first glimpse of our son, Joseph on their wedding day featuring Helmar Scrapdots. I adore using mixed media and lots of layers. For that to work, I find that I need to raise certain elements on my pages, particularly the photo mat. You'll see why and how in my tips and techniques.

"Here Comes the Bride"

Tips and Techniques
When I layer on my pages, one of the things I like to do is to raise the photo and mats, so that I can tuck a variety of elements and flowers underneath. Helmar Zapdots are the perfect solution for this task! I simply glue the photo and mat layers together with Helmar Premium Craft Glue, then place three or four Zapdots down the back as shown. This will leave all the edges free. Once I'm done embellishing, if there are any areas that need more support, I add more Zapdots.

This chipboard clock was heat embossed and embellished with small pearls, then adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive 

These lovely flowers and the window charm are all adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive - my favorite adhesive when adhering to a mixed media background like I have here. The transparency corner piece is also adhered with a small dab as well.

The window shape was stenciled using molding paste. I inked the background paper first to help make this textured image pop.

Here's another view of the same flowers. You can see that I also tucked in a gold metal rose. Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive is a fabulous adhesive for a variety of materials including metal.

You can also see how I tucked parts of this cluster in under the raised photo mats. This is why Helmar Zapdots work so well for this application!

This wooden heart flourish was heat embossed with embossing powder. I used lots of layers, from distressed papers to shiny gold doilies - all adhered with Helmar Premium Craft Glue.

Another of my flower clusters - again you can see how Helmar Zapdots raised the photo mat so that some of my elements can easily be tucked right underneath. 

A close-up of these lovely flowers.

Finally, my embellished title. I inked around the background area where I planed to place my title sticker. The paper ornaments were fussy cut from coordinating paper and adhered with Helmar Premium Craft Glue, while the berry cluster is adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

I hope you'll try some Helmar Zapdots on your projects to give added height and dimension to your next scrapbook layout or card.

Helmar Product List:

Other Products used:
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Clock #3
 BoBunny ~ Enchanted Collection
Kaisercraft ~ Turtle Dove Collection, Wood Heart Flourish
Prima ~ Stencils
Petaloo ~ Flowers
Ranger ~ Distress Ink
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Flowers
Want2Scrap ~ Pearls
Imaginisce ~ Jewels
Momenta ~ Metal Rose
Zutter ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Distrezz-it-All

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. You do such stunning work, Tracey. YOu have a real gift from above!

    I think this is so beautiful, and love how you grabbed the red piping on the bride's veil and incorporated it into your layout.

  2. truly a beautiful page! I appreciate how detailed your instructions really help to motivate me to try my own hand at your techniques. You are truly blessed!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the clock and the colors especially on this layout!

  4. Stunning layout, so beautiful... love all the special embellies you have created for this..


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