Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stitching, Masking, and Misting on Background Paper by Jodi Baune

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Today My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member Jodi Baune is sharing a fun background technique plus a great tip for turning packaging into an embellishment featuring our June Main kit!

Here's Jodi:

"Hello! I just love the look of stitching on my layouts! Rather than the usual borders and circles, I wanted to try a fun shape for my background. How about a butterfly?! Perfect for summery photos… or my precious granddaughter!

I started by printing the shape from an online site that shares free coloring pages. Looking through your kids’ coloring books is another great source!

After cutting out the shape, I lightly traced it onto my background paper.

I hand stitched around the shape.

Once the stitching was complete I used a stencil/mask and distress ink to add texture to the butterfly. I added a little color to the background paper by spritzing on a couple colors of mist, using the original shape to cover and protect the stitching and masking.

How fun would it be to use an apple on your school pages, or a pumpkin for fall photos?!

Another fun tip…I love the pattern portions on the top of the chipboard pages. Not wanting to toss them, I cut the top off with my craft knife,

added some ribbon to the pre-punched holes,

and had a cute little border to add to my layout!

Thanks for stopping by!"

Jodi Baune
My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member


Here's the June Main kit:

and here's another of Jodi's beautiful layouts using this kit:

Be sure to visit Jodi's blog, here, for even more inspiration.
Thanks for visiting today!

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1 comment:

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Absolutely stunning! Your work is always incredible!!! Love it all!