Gold is the new black or the new silver or the new neutral or…. however you want to put it…. I think it is safe to say that GOLD is definitely IN and it’s here to STAY! When I first started loving gold a few years back, I began by slowly adding it into our home decor in small amounts. Baby steps! I also remember when we released my first collection with Crate Paper in January of 2013, I was definitely a little nervous that everyone would like the touches of gold. We put out those gold chunky glitter alphabet thickers and they quickly became a classic fave that I still see people using today.
Fast forward 6 collections later and we now include those touches of gold on more than just one or two products in the line. In fact most of my products have some accents of it in one way or another! Yay!! Gold may have taken a while to really catch on but I am beyond happy that it has proven to be more than a quick-lived trend! It’s settled in now and I believe here to stay, given the fact that gold is not meant to take out silver or other metals altogether. The great thing is that mixing metals is actually quite beautiful and it’s definitely my preference! Silver, nickel, brass, gold, antique bronze, chrome…. they are perfectly happy hanging out together in multiple different combinations! Home decor trends are definitely embracing this mixing of finishes and it makes for a more curated and layered look as opposed to a one-note look where every metal in a room or home is the exact same material and finish. (But more on that in another post.)
Getting back to scrapbooking and gold in the world of paper crafts…. We released another staple alphabet sticker book in the Confetti collection, but this time with a gold foil finish. It’s on my list of faves for sure!! I love so much seeing how others use my products and it really makes me happy when I see you guys loving the products as much as me! Stephanie has a darling layout to share with us today using the gold foil alphas right on her photo! Read on to find out exactly how she created this clean and simple, yet beautiful look.
Hey everyone! Stephanie here with you today to share a layout I recently put together using some of my favorite pieces from Maggie’s Confetti collection. Thanks so much for joining me!
The Confetti gold letter stickers have my heart, because 1) they are so pretty and 2) there are SO many! I’m never searching for an “a” or “e” or having to change up my title because there aren’t enough letters!
When I started this page, I had the idea of creating an overlay on my photo using the gold letter stickers. If you look closely, you can see that I actually added the letter stickers onto a piece of transparency (rather than sticking them directly to my photo). I wasn’t exactly sure where I wanted to put the letters, so adding them onto a piece of transparency allowed me to move the title around and find the perfect place for it!
After I built my paper layers using a few of my favorite patterned papers and two gold glittered banners (I just faced the flat edge of the banner out so it looked like one piece of glittered paper), I added on my photo and then placed the title to the left of myself and my kids. I overlapped the words onto the photo, so it gives the appearance of an overlay.
I added a simple embellishment cluster on the right side of the page to try and balance out the large title and then added my journaling under the paper layers!
It’s such an easy page to create, but I love the bold effect of the gold title overlay! Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Hope I’ve inspired you to use your Confetti gold letter stickers in a creative way!!
Are you all as obsessed with this gold foil alphabet sticker book as Stephanie and I are? I find myself reaching for it every time I create anything!! #goldforever #andever #andever
Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Confetti Collection / Confetti Gold Foil Alphabet Sticker Book / Confetti Ephemera Die Cut Shapes Pack / Confetti Layered Embellishment Standouts / Confetti Patterned Paper: Shindig, Fete, Garden Party, Happy Day / Confetti 12×12 Patterned Paper Pad