Since I’ve been talking about details quite a bit lately, I thought I would share an embellishment find: Memory Thread. I read about this product a few months ago on Ali Davis’s blog. She uses it as a finishing touch, to add some additional detail. Despite it’s scrapbook-ish sounding name, it is not scrapbook product. It’s made by DMC and you can find it in crafts stores near the embroidery threads.
What is Memory Thread? It’s fiber wrapped wire that is bendable, twistable and comes in 18 colors with three yards to a card. I paid $2.99 for each color.
I’m always looking for unique and different products to use as embellishments on my scrapbook pages. Memory Wire is acid free but I probably won’t use in much near my photos. I think this will be the perfect addition to floral clusters, as an outline to shapes, coils for flower centers, swirls to flower stems…and any other creative idea you can think of.
Adding the finishing touch is something I often forget to do. Sometimes I just run out of creative ideas and I’m glad to have a completed layout so I move on. But finishing touches can polish off the entire design. I went through my albums and found a few layouts that could use a finishing touch or two.
I like the design of both layouts, but I didn’t spend that few extra minutes to really look at these pages and figure out what else could be added.
On the first layout (L), I added some bling to the felt border and to the “F” in the title. The memory thread was added to the title for a bit of interest.
On the second layout (R), I added a few brads to help anchor the memory thread on the bottom left side of the layout. I also added dark brown hand stitching around the photos on the cardstock side, to give them some extra definition.
Here are the results:
I’m happy. It only took me a few minutes to add these touches. That’s a good reminder — it doesn’t take long, so before you finish your layouts, take a look and see if you could add a few finishing touches.
For more examples of ways to use memory thread, go here.
So what non-scrapbooking related embellishments do you like to use on your pages? Leave me a comment and give me some more ideas!