February 28, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial Time #9

It's time for another Tuesday Tutorial Time!!  Don't worry - I already know what you're going to say.... "Hey, Tamara, it's not Tuesday, it's Thursday!".  This I know.  However, I had to switch my schedule up a little bit so... Surprise!  Your Tuesday Tutorial is in fact being published on Thursday.  I know you can handle it :)

Special note about this gorgeous double page layout, brought to us by design team member Melinda Miller - don't throw your scraps out!  Next week (on Tuesday!) we'll publish a follow up tutorial that Melinda designed useing some left over pieces from these products - this is a great way to really maximize your supplies!

This layout is in our store for your enjoyment - don't forget, we have free table time anytime we're not having a scheduled class, so feel free to come in and scrap with us!

Here's Melinda's Senior Pictures layout:


Paper Collection:    AUTHENTIQUE - Renew


Papers used from the collection:
·         Energize, Rejuvenate, Transform, Foundation One
·         Block numbers
·         Titles and Phrases
·         Puzzle pieces
·         Bazzill Cardstock in Black, Yellow, Lt Blue, and Sea Green
Other Supplies:
EK 3-D pop dots
BoBunny Blossoms
Scrappy Chic letters
Rhinestone flourishes
Assorted ribbons and buttons
Ranger Archival ink Tim Holtz distress ink – Antique Linen
Stampabilities pigment ink pad

1.  Layer 1: For this double page layout I used two 12 x 12 pieces of cardstock for the background.   Note:  You must work on both side by side so that your layers match up.

2.  The next layer is the "Energize Checkerboard".  The easiest way to add this layer would be to have 2 -12 x 12 pieces of the “Energize Checkerboard” pattern to use for the next layer, which you would cut to be 11 x 12” each.  However, I only had one piece so I had to improvise to make it look like one piece by cutting 2 pieces 4 x 12” and 2 pieces 1.5 x 12”. 
3. Layer 3: Cut 1 piece of the “Transform Polkadot” paper in half (6 x 12”).  Adhere down about 1.25” from the top of the Checkerboard paper.

4. Layer 4: Cut 2 sections of the soft Yellow “Bazzill” paper into a 2.5 x 12” pieces.  Adhere down to the center of the “Transform Polkadot”, again making sure that it lines up with the other page.

5. Using a die cutting machine, I cut out a 2 frames in an extra large size so that they mat each other.  The first piece which is used to mat the top piece is “Foundation One” and measures 11 x 11”.  The second piece is “Rejuvenate” and measures 10.5 x 10.5”.  Adhere them together centering the top piece.  Place across the middle of the two pages with about ¾ of the page on one side and ¼ on the other page.  Adhere down to in the center, lining it up with the right side of the left page and the left side of the right page.  (When the pages lay next to each other the design should look continuous). (Note from Tamara – If you don’t have a die cut machine for this step come into the store and we can help you find some other options … or, you could use cut squares of the sizes mentioned and use decorative corner punches or Martha Stewart punches to make it special…)

6. Now you are ready to lay down your photos and embellishments.  My photos are matted on “Bazzill” cardstock in a soft sea green. Photo sizes are 5 x 7 and 3 x 2.5”. 

7. I used the border from the “Puzzle pieces” to border to top side of the right page and scattered puzzle pieces.  On the left page I used the “Puzzle Pieces” as a border in the center of the pale yellow section.  I raised two of the pieces with pop-dots.


8. The pocket was made from the “Titles and Phrases” and was adhered to white cardstock to form the pocket.  The tag was made from white cardstock and stamped with a stamp from the “Tim Holtz – Visual Artistry” Collection using “Ranger Archival Ink”.  I inked the edges with ink in two colors and added ribbons and a button.

9. Other embellishments are from the “Titles and Phrases”, “Block Numbers” and “BoBunny Blossoms”.  The final embellishments added were the buttons and the rhinestone flourishes.

Here's the completed layout - isn't it beautiful?

Don't forget to save your leftovers - we'll be using them in next week's layout!

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