The specialty paper packs at Joann stores make exquisite layouts.
Here I mixed some of the specialty papers with the gold heart sheet from the 6x6 vellum pack. I distressed the pink vellum from the premium papers by making it into a ball and flattening it out again. I love the texture it adds to the layout.
On the LO below, I heat embossed the gold hearts and arrows onto a piece of plain vellum from the 6x6 vellum stack. Then I used various premium papers to create the layers that go behind the photo.
I love the background piece. It's a piece of vellum from one of the premium papers. It has gradated colors and I was just so obsessed with it, I had to use it whole as a background. I added a piece of shimmer white cardstock behind it to really show off the colors.
I used staples to attach the layers since I used so much vellum in the layers.
These are the beginnings of 2 LO's I crafted ahead of time in anticipation of the many baby pictures to come. I guess I also made them in anticipation of reduced crafting time!
Have you picked up any of these specialty papers? What do you think?