Friday, February 15, 2008

A little tutorial

*Hello, hello. Is this thing on?*

Hello, bloggers. My name is Nina and I'm here to share with you a tiny little tutorial. Hope you like it. =)

I was kinda sad this year that hubby was away for Valentine's Day. So I was determined to enjoy what I could of the day with my little 3-foot-tall date. *click the photo to see a larger image*

Happy V-Day Layout (12" x 12")

Here's a step-by-step on how I made this layout:

1. Alter the photos in a photo editing software using digital elements. Digital elements: Color My World by Rhonna Farrer (TwoPeasinaBucket), Valentine and Tasty Tattoo by Jason Gaylor (Designfruit), File Tab by Mandy Steward (Scrappy Girls), and Corrugated Cardboard from Vintage Doll Elements by Susan Darter (Raspberry Road Designs). Print out.

2. Recyle Christmas patterned paper. The red patterned paper is Christmas paper from Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves). Simply cut along design lines.

3. I tore the Prima journaling paper to accommodate the large photo on the top right.

4. To create your custom embellishment: Roll a large rectangular piece of white cardstock to form a rolled-up holder for the flowers. Stamp with Queen Kat Designs Text It Background Stamp to create the illusion of newspaper print.

5. Stamp Queen Kat Designs Hibiscus Flower Stamp 10 times on white cardstock. Cut out. Attach one layer of paper flowers to "stems" of stretched-out paper clips. Apply foam tape to the middle of flowers and attach a second layer each.

6. Tape the rolled-up paper closed. Wrap with sinamay (fibrous ribbon) then roll thin ribbon twice around the sinamay. Stamp Queen Kat Designs Happy Day Stamp (March 2008 release) on white cardstock. Cut out and attach. Attach red glitter letter "V" and outline with white pen.

7. Stamp Queen Kat Designs Library Card Stamp on white cardstock. Cut out and write journaling. Attach black rickrack as handle to pull out. Create a pocket behind one photo.

8. Attach all elements to blue cardstock. Use foam tape for photos beside the flower bouquet. Doodle with white pen to fill up blue spaces.

*Hope you like the tutorial. I'll be back next week for another tutorial.* =)


Sandy said...

What a great idea for a boquet for a layout! Love what you did with the stamps.

toners said...

What a gorgeous page! Wow!

Lee i. said...

Wow Nina, I thought the blue paper was really patterned with words. Great doodling! Love this.

Lesli said...

Very pretty LO - Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us!

the dreamer said...

Thanks so much, ladies! =)

Nina Patena
2008 Royal Stamping Maid DT
Queen Kat Designs


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