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3. Beading

Erin Roe works beads into many of her layouts. Here, beadwork adds color and dimension in a way that complements her simple design.

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  • Let a shape be your guide. Because Erin's smallest photo was backed by a wide heart-shape mat, it was easy for her to follow the shape when applying the beads.
  • Add bling. Beads and jewels bring a touch of sparkle to layouts. Erin adhered her beads with dimensional glaze to make sure they stayed put.


SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Cloud Nine (orange), Bo-Bunny Press (green stripe). Font: Tasklist by Two Peas in a Bucket. Stickers: American Crafts. Pen: Sakura of America. Beads, rub-ons, metal accent: Flair Designs. Circle tag, heart pin: Heidi Grace Designs. Design: Erin Roe.

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