Monday, July 22, 2013

Ribbon Shaping and More by Joan Bronson

We have some July Creative kit inspiration and techniques for you today from My Creative Scrapbook design team member Joan Bronson.

Here's Joan:

Use Glossy Accents to Shape Ribbon
A great way to help your ribbon keep its shape is by adding Glossy Accents.  For my Sweet Times layout I generously applied the clear product to one side of my ribbon. 

Then I wrapped my ribbon around a pencil to dry.  I added a little washi tape to the ends of the ribbon to hold it on the pencil so I wouldn’t have to hold it.  It takes a bit to dry but don’t skimp on the product or your ribbon won’t hold its shape well.  You can use a heat gun to speed up the drying process. 

Here is the finished product.

Sunshine and Happiness Two Page Layout
I wanted to share a couple tips on how I created my two page layout.  First, I loved the plaid paper in the Creative kit and wanted to use it on my two page layout but I only had one sheet.  To make it stretch I cut the paper apart into four pieces.  The bottom two pieces measure 3 ½ inches vertically and the top two pieces measure 2 ½ inches vertically. 

To make the waves for my layout I reached for an old tool in my stash, my Creative Memories wavy cutter.  Other options to aid you in creating a wavy line if you don’t have a die cut machine: a wavy ruler, a piece of wavy paper, a wavy sticker, or just sketching and cutting your own design. 

Here is the finished product:

 Smile layout
I like to make the most of my kit so when I was left with about three quarters of the floral  edged paper I couldn’t resist finding something to do with it.  I cut about a half inch off the bottom of paper then measured the paper to 7 inches vertically.  I mounted my paper on a piece of yellow cardstock then added the paper I cut off the bottom of the page along the seam where the floral paper meets the yellow cardstock.  I was also able to cut out the butterfly from the top of the floral paper to use as an embellishment. 

Joan Bronson
My Creative Scrapbook Design Team Member


Here's our July Creative kit
featuring Little Yellow Bicycle's "Poppy":

and here are more of Joan's beautiful layouts using the kit:

Be sure to see Joan's blog for even more inspiration.

We invite you to join us and experience the possibilities that our coordinated monthly kits offer.

1 comment:

tina smrekar said...

Omg joan....ur killing