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Anke Kramer's top 10 scrapbooking techniques using Hip Kit Club products

Looking for fresh scrapbooking inspiration? Hip Kit Club design team member Anke Kramer has you covered with these creative techniques using our exclusive monthly kits. Follow along as we break down Anke's top tips for adding texture, color, and style to your layouts.


1. Fussy cut floral backgrounds

One of Anke's signature moves is creating intricate backgrounds by fussy cutting floral elements from patterned paper. In her March 2024 layout, she demonstrates how to build a dimensional backdrop using flowers cut from the March 2024 Main Kit.

Anke pairs the fussy cut flowers with the March 2024 Viewmaster Metal Die Set to create playful viewfinder frames around her photos. The combination of delicate florals and graphic shapes adds visual interest.


2. Mixed media with stamps and paints

For a bolder look, Anke loves incorporating mixed media techniques. In her March video, she uses the Brush Stroke Clear Stamp Set from the March 2024 Color Kit along with paints to create an artistic background.

The stamped brush strokes add texture, while the vibrant paints bring pops of color. Anke then layers die-cut elements from the March 2024 Paintbrush Metal Die Set to enhance the artsy vibe.


3. Stamped and stitched accents

In her February layout, Anke demonstrates a clever technique combining stamping and hand-stitching. She uses the Layered Heart Background Clear Stamp from the February 2024 Color Kit to create a subtle pattern.

After stamping, Anke adds dimension by stitching over some of the heart outlines with embroidery floss. This simple addition brings charming texture to the page.


4. Fussy cut photo frames

Want to make your photos pop? Try Anke's technique of fussy cutting around the edges of your images. In her January layout, she carefully cuts out the subject of her photo, removing the background.

Anke then layers the fussy cut photo over elements from the January 2024 Main Kit, creating a custom frame effect. This technique adds depth and draws focus to the photo's subject.


5. Stamped and die-cut layering

Anke loves combining stamps and die cuts for added visual interest. In her January video, she uses the Faux Mixed Media Clear Stamp Set from the January 2024 Color Kit to create textured shapes.

She then layers these stamped elements with arches cut using the January 2024 Nested Arch Metal Die Set. The combination of stamps and die cuts creates a cohesive yet layered look.


6. Wood veneer accents

For a natural touch, Anke incorporates wood veneer die cuts in her April layout. These exclusive embellishments from the April 2024 Embellishment Kit add warmth and texture.

Anke clusters the wood veneer pieces with other kit elements to create dimensional embellishment groupings. The natural finish of the wood contrasts beautifully with the patterned papers and cardstock.


7. Ink blending with stencils

In her May video, Anke showcases a fun ink blending technique using Hip Kit Club exclusive stencils. She uses the Tile Lace Cut File as a stencil, applying ink with blending brushes to create a subtle background pattern.

This technique works great with the ink pads included in the March 2024 Color Kit. Anke demonstrates how to build up layers of color for a soft, dreamy effect.


8. Die-cut floral clustering

Anke loves creating dimensional floral clusters using Hip Kit Club's exclusive metal dies. In her May layout, she uses the May 2024 Pretty Florals and Leaves Metal Die Set to cut a variety of blooms and foliage.

She then layers these die cuts, curling the edges slightly for added dimension. The result is a beautiful, garden-inspired embellishment perfect for spring and summer layouts.


9. Mixed media with Shimmerz paints

For a touch of sparkle, Anke turns to the Shimmerz paints included in the May 2024 Color Kit. In her video, she demonstrates how to create a shimmery, watercolor-like background using these vibrant paints.

Anke shows how to dilute the paints for a softer look or layer them for more intense color. The metallic sheen adds a magical quality to her spring-themed layout.


10. Stamped backgrounds with colored pencils

In her April video, Anke shares a unique coloring technique using stamps and colored pencils. She starts by stamping a repeating pattern using the clear stamps from the April 2024 Pocket Life Stamp Set.

Then, she uses colored pencils to softly shade in the stamped images. This technique allows for precise control over color and shading, resulting in a delicate, hand-drawn look.


Ready to try these techniques?

Feeling inspired by Anke's creative ideas? You can find all the products used in these layouts in our monthly Hip Kits. Subscribe to Hip Kit Club to receive a curated selection of exclusive papers, embellishments, and mixed media supplies delivered right to your door.

Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel for even more tutorials and inspiration from our talented design team. Happy scrapping!