Sunday, June 13, 2010

Using Patterned Paper as an Embellishment

One of my favorite ways to create is to use patterned paper as an embellishment. The easiest way to do this is to cut design elements from patterned paper. On this layout using the Lemonade Stand kit, I cut out flowers from the KI Memories patterned paper. I cut the flowers in half and then adhered them at the top as a border. I used foam adhesive on half of the flowers for extra dimension. 

To help carry out the textured edges of the flowers, I used part of the Hambly transparency along the bottom of my title. The rounded edges of the transparency and flowers help carry the eye around the layout.

Another tip here is to machine stitch across the chipboard letters. Doing this can be hard on machine needles so I use a separate needle for stitching on chipboard.

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