on top of the magazine inspiration piece:
- Cuttlebug white paper
- Swipe with black ink pad (or brayer for more control)
- Cut it into a square
- Use the corner rounder to make it scalloped ( I had to start in the middle of each side & do one end twice to get it even)
How fitting, hey? I love that it describes the detailed handwork:
- Taken with Teal
- Tempting turquoise
- and Close to my Heart's Breeze (similar to Cool Caribbean)
The plain flowers have centers made using a circle punch of d.p. & hand-cut squares of black c.s. & wee gems stuck on with liquid glass (I love Crystal Effects, but Close to my Heart's has a nice tiny applicator tip.)
The coloured flowers are mounted on pop-up glue dots (which are so super sticky that they also hold on the little "delightful friend" tabs.)
The tags are embossed with words from Amazing to Zany & embellished with eyelets 'n' black hemp twine 'n' wee gems. The bottom ribbon strip is made with:
- BasicGrey (Skate Shop Alias SKT-307)...
- ...edged in Taken with Teal marker and...
- ...layered with a strip of that text paper (with the stamping sentences of course, heehee) and the layer with organza (adhesive on the back
- ...finally I tied a bow around the cardstock and stuck it all on
The coloured mat in behind the white'n'black dotted paper is that same Alias paper. I scratched away some of it with the edge of my scissors to get the white underneath to show for a shabby layer.
There's a white mat underneath that which has my favourite distressing technique: black marker edging (like the flowers.) It seems to tie things together. You can use any colour of course and it's a sneaky way to add the look of layers without adding cardstock. It saves adding weight and spending on cardstock.
To try marker edging:
You can just hold the item (like flowers) & edge it. Or you can but it up against the edge of a table or cutting mat. Pull the marker along so that it makes a line on the edge of your cardstock. You can experiment with the angle to get the line thickness you like. (You may find that you need to wipe the edge of the mat or table to prevent marker smudges on your cardstock.)
Hope this was useful & that your crafting is blissful, :0)