WOW #171: faux confetti pocket

28 Aug

One of the current trends we’re loving is the addition of confetti and sequins to layouts and cards.  Sometimes you’ll find confetti stitched into little pockets on layouts or lots of miscellaneous pieces glued around a project.  Both techniques are effective and achieve similar results – but they can be time consuming and require some extra planning and tools.  Today we have another technique for adding a confetti pocket to share with you.  Instead of stitching pockets or gluing little pieces, we love the idea of adding stickers to create a “faux confetti” addition.

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It’s a really easy way to get the look without the extra steps!  Here’s how:

You’ll need a set of stickers, background paper, and vellum.

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1.  Begin adding small stickers to the area you want the confetti pocket:

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2.  Continue placing stickers (confetti) – be sure to layer some of the pieces so they look like they are “floating” around in the pocket.

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3. After you are pleased with the arrangement, place a piece of vellum over the top of the stickers.

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4.  Now you can either add stitching or border stickers along the edges of the vellum – this is to make it look as though the pocket is “sealed” shut.

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5.  That completes the pocket!  Now if you want to embellish the confetti pocket, you can do so by adding stickers on top of the vellum:

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I like to add some with foam adhesive for extra dimension.

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All of the pieces I used on this project are from the “Happy Camper” collection by Echo Park Paper Company.

If you use our tutorial to make a faux confetti pocket on your next project, we’d love to see it!  Just leave a link in the comment section!

 

 

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