Monday, June 10, 2013

How to Make Layered Patterned Paper Waves by Guest Designer Stacy Cohen

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Today we have a wonderful tutorial to share from My Creative Scrapbook Guest Designer Stacy Cohen featuring our June Limited Edition kit!

Here's Stacy:

"Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to be a Guest Designer at My Creative Scrapbook this month! Today I’m going to share how I made the layered patterned paper waves on my “Lovely” layout.


1. Cut a piece of cardstock that is the approximate size you want your wavy paper block to be. I cut mine to 7” wide because I wanted it to align with the edges of my 5” x 7” photo.


Grab a pencil and a flexible ruler (if you have one).

2. Draw horizontal curvy lines from top to bottom. Note: You don’t need a flexible ruler to draw the curvy lines; you can easily freehand draw them.


3. Cut along the curvy lines. These pieces will be your cutting templates. It helps to number them so that you can choose the order of the patterned paper pieces to cut.


4. Use the wavy sections as templates to trace and cut the curvy sections from patterned paper. This is a great way to use up your scraps!!


5. Once you’ve traced and cut all the curvy sections, you can ink or stitch the edges, if desired.


6. Cut another piece of cardstock the same width as the first piece you cut and use it as the base for the wavy paper pieces. Adhere the wavy paper pieces to the cardstock starting from top to bottom, slightly overlapping each piece. Cut off any excess cardstock on the bottom. You can always go back and add some more wavy layers if you want to make your paper block taller.


And VOILA!"



Stacy Cohen
My Creative Scrapbook Guest Designer

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5 comments:

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Fantastic work Stacy, we had such fun having you join the team. Thank you for the Beautiful work

Helen Tilbury said...

Truly stunning work from Stacy! They all look really professional and beautiful!!

Barbs LeCupcake said...

wow this technique looks so nice!! Will totally try it :) Thank you for sharing!!

Barbs

Conniecrafter said...

that is gorgeous!!

Daria said...

Thank you for this reminder. I bought a flexible ruler long ago, and I might have used it once. I love the backgrounds you created.