Add A Brilliant 3D Scrapbook Effect To Your Layout!

Today, I’m going to show you how to create a 3D scrapbook effect on your pages.

I made some beautiful watercolor flowers last week and now I will use them as embellishments for my layout. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out my blog on How To Create Watercolor Flowers!

I used two other pages of different colors as 2nd and 3rd layers. This is a great opportunity to use your old pages that you’ve kept from your previous projects!

water color flowers for scrapbook

To start, I put holes in the middle of the 2nd and 3rd layers using my circular ruler as a guide. You can also use smaller plates or any round objects you have. I made a larger hole to the 3rd layer for added effect.

layers for scrapbook page

Before stacking the layers, fold up the edges of the 1st and 2nd layers with just a small length. This will help in holding the layers apart.

shaping scrapbook page
adding first layer scrapbook layout

For added depth, I also used pieces of old cardboard. Just cut it into small pieces and stick them onto the page with a double sided tape. Make sure to put tapes on both sides of the cardboard pieces so they stick to the first and second layers at the same time.

second layer foundation for 3d scrapbook layout

I added another batch of cardboard pieces onto the 2nd layer and did the same techniques. Time to stack the layers!

3rd layer foundation for scrapbook page

I wanted to conceal the inner layers so I made the last layer slightly bigger. What an amazing dimensional effect!

3d scrapbook layout

Now, let’s start adding the watercolor flowers! I had so much fun creating these beautiful flowers in this video. I placed the larger flowers at the back and the smaller ones to the front.

adding flowers to scrapbook layout

You can play around with it and find the design that you are looking for. You can even add the cardboard technique for puffing out the flowers. But be mindful about the thickness, we don’t want it too thick for the sleeve of your photo album.

watercolor flowers in a 3d scrapbook layout

Once you’re happy with the positioning of the flowers, use a sticky tape to lock them in!

The only thing missing is your photograph. I decided to use it for my black and white photo. Look at how it goes so well with so many colors!

beautiful 3d scrapbook layout

There you have it! Another great idea to add more life to your photo album. 

Do you think you can add more layers for additional 3D effect? Comment below and tell me what you think!

Happy Scrapbooking!