Sunday, September 28, 2008

Making cute little embellies from your patterned paper

This month's kit has been so much fun to play with!! There are so many different things that you can do with the Rusty Pickle patterned paper. I'm going to show you just two ideas I came up with--

If you grab your craft knife, some Diamond Glaze, adhesive (I chose liquid glue), and your hole punch, you're all set to make some cute "epoxy" looking buttons or embellishments from your patterned paper.

I first cut out the shapes I wanted to use from the Rusty Pickle "Pop Star" paper. Make sure to "back" the hand cut shapes with a solid chipboard or heavy cardstock. Not doing this may make the edges curl up after adding the Diamond Glaze.

Next, simply layer on the Diamond Glaze completely over the top of your shape. Let dry at least two hours before you decide to punch button holes into the middle of the shape!

Another technique I used on this layout was to hand cut the doodles from the "Ashley" paper and using the doodles as my flower stems. See what cute little embellies you've just made? Layer them onto your layout for a fun technique--I choose to use my "buttons" as the center of flowers--

I hope you try some of these techniques with your September kit!! I think you'll really like what you create using the patterned paper for custom embellishments!

Happy Scrapping!!



Linda Beeson said...

Extremely cute idea!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great tip and layout!!!

Becky said...


Holly said...

what a great idea! I love this technique Kary!