Welcome Patter! Thank you for taking time out of your BUSY schedule to create such a beautiful project to inspire all of us and get us busy making some scrappy pages! You will definitely want to take some time today to visit Patter's blogs. The many organizational tips she shares are fantastic! As well, you will find videos showcasing how to use the Memory Box dies in your diecutting machine and so much more.
Once again we would like to invite you to share some kind words with Patter on either or both of her blogs! (By leaving a comment on each of her blogs your chances of winning our lovely prize package are doubled ;-D) So head over to Create x3 and/or Triple the Scraps and look for the post with a sneak peek of the project shown below, as well as a photo of our little goodie box and leave some words of kindness for Patter! We will do a random drawing and announce the winner together with Patter on Friday, June 17th.
Patter, thank you once again for sharing your talents with us here in the CLASSroom! -Ellen
Flowers and Borders with Patter Cross
Today I wanted to share an 8x8 layout with you using Memory Box papers, stamps, pearls, and dies. I will be showing you how I like to layer flowers and borders to create fun embellishments for a scrapbook page or card. So, let’s get started!
I love to layer the Memory Box Gorgeous Bloom and Gorgeous Mini Bloom stamps to create distressed flowers. First, I stamped the Gorgeous Bloom twice onto Memory Box Brioche paper using Tim Holtz barn door distress ink. Then I stamped the Gorgeous Mini Bloom three times onto the same paper.
I then cut them out. When cutting the Gorgeous Blooms, I cut the first image on the outside lines. The second image I cut on the inner lines so that I would have a slightly smaller flower to layer. Here you can see two cut Gorgeous Blooms and one cut Gorgeous Mini Bloom. These three pieces will create one flower.
Once they are cut out, I used my Tim Holtz paper distresser to distress the edge of the flowers. Then I spritzed with water and crumpled each flower up. To dry them, I opened them slightly and used my heat tool. Here you can see one dry flower and two still crumpled up.
Then I layered the flowers from large to small and finished with a button. Here is the finished flower:
The remaining two Gorgeous Mini Blooms I cut out on the outer edge, distressed, and used them as single flowers on my page.
Another fun embellishment for a scrapbook page or card is a layered border. I used the new Memory Box Classis Scallop die to create a layered border. First I cut three borders using Memory Box Brioche, licorice, and licorice dot cardstocks.
So, I hope you will have fun creating these fun embellishments for your scrapbook pages and cards. They certainly do add some fun details to a page!
Embellishments: Memory Box berry pearl stickers, Jenni Bowlin mini chalkboard alpha, Pink Paislee holly doodle alpha, Tim Holtz tiny attacher and adage tickets, Heidi Swapp Center of Attention chipboard alpha, misc. ruler twill, Creative Café buttons, rustic twine, sewing machine