Monday, November 18, 2013

Stitching, Background Painting, Die Cutting, and Layering by Christin Grønnslett

My Creative Scrapbook design team member Christin Grønnslett is up today with several tips featuring our November Main Kit!

Here's Christin:

Christin here  and I have a few tips for you this month using the Main kit.
I guess many of you have some old stitching templates lying around- I know I do - I have had this once since 2008.....  and with stitching being trendy again - why not pull them out.

You need the template, some floss or embroidery thread (4 of 6 threads), a sharp thing to make the holes and something soft under the paper where you make the hole - I used some old foam.

First you place the template where you want to be and start making holes.

With such a dark paper it's not very easy to find the holes so put the template over several times to find the holes  and start stitching.

Here is the finished stitches.

Here with picture over the stiches.

Thought I would also show you the background made with a template and gold paint.

Finished layout

Have fun with leaves - for the next layout I want to show you to have some fun with dies with leaves.

First you cut out lots of leaves in different sizes

Then you bend the edges a little

Then you pile them all together and staple them to the cardstock

Next thing is to cut out pieces of the cardstock to stick in between the leaves.

Finished result

A few closeups to show you to put stickers and chipboard in between too.

Here are my last two projects
Another layout

Gift bag


Be sure to take a look at Christin's beautiful work in our Design Team Gallery!

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