Frosted Titles for Your Scrapbook Layouts

by Dorathy Gilchrist

To give your scrapbook layout the chilly look of winter, create a frosted title. Here are several techniques you can use to create this look, using a variety of supplies. Discover which one works best for you!


Florida Winter by Mou Saha. Supplies: Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper: Ann Griffin; Stamp: Studio Calico; Ink: Tsukineko; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Adhesive: 3M.




Partially ink your stamp and then stamp your title onto a white background, as Mou Saha did on the layout above. The background will show through and resemble frost.




Playing with Snow by Suzy Plantamura, as seen on page 116 of the December 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.


Sand Cardstock

Create your title letters from whitewashed cardstock. Sand the letters so that some of the color beneath shows through, creating the frosted look, as Suzy Plantamura did in the layout above.



Winter by Shaunte Wadley, as seen in the January 2009 issue, p. 25.


Sanding Letter Stickers

Sand chipboard letter stickers, as Shaunte Wadley did on the layout above, so that some of the top coloring comes off, revealing the chipboard below.


More Ideas

To create a frosted look, try adding any of the following to a colored title:

White chalk

White embossing

White flock

White glitter

White paint or spray ink


Download a free, cold-weather title for your scrapbook layout, and give it a frosty look using one of the techniques mentioned in this article.

To see layouts that spotlight January in different places around the globe, read "January Where You Are" in the January 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.  


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