Many people get confused when it comes to scrapbook elements. This is because of another term, “embellishments”; with which the term “elements” is frequently used interchangeably. The general consensus is that the two are the same thing. However, many attach a connotation of functionality to the term element, which makes it hard to relate it to the term embellishment.
In this article, embellishments are elements, since an element is anything and everything used to create the scrapbook page.
Apart from the paper, pictures and other memorabilia; many other elements can and usually are added to the page. You could simply think of them as functional decorations added to the images. They also act as inventive ways of adding text, conveying emotion and humour. Common elements, apart from paper, include:
• Alphabet letters
• Washi tape
All these items give scrapbook makers a lot of freedom to express themselves. This liberty is one of the primary reasons why scrapbooking is so popular. You can line your pictures with beads on a backdrop of pearly white lace, or maybe use glitter alphabet letters to spell out whatever a particular page is about. The options are endless.
All these varieties also ensure that you have as many tools at your disposal as possible. This will help you to capture the most precious moments of your life.