Tuesday, January 22, 2013
How To Tuesday
"With die cuts, confetti, and clear elements all current trends, I decided to combine all three by creating a clear, confetti-filled die cut pocket on my layout, using products from the fun and colorful Seen & Noted and Family Ties product lines. While I used a die cutting machine to create my shape, this technique can be easily replicated with punches or by cutting a shape with a craft knife. Ready? Here we go!" - Vivian Masket, Pebbles Design Team Member
First, I printed my journaling on my background cardstock and then ran it through my die cutting machine, cutting out a mask shape.
Second, I cut the same mask shape out of black cardstock, cut it to 4 x 6, and adhered it over the white background.
Third, I created my confetti pocket. Using my paper trimmer, I trimmed a page protector down to 3 x 6. I then punched a gazillion small circles out of various pieces of paper from the Seen & Noted and Family Ties 6 x 6 paper pads. While you could just throw the confetti in the pocket and sew up the edges, I decided I wanted to go with a "controlled confetti" look so I used adhesive to adhere the dots inside my pocket.
Fourth, I finished my layout by adding my photo, a block of Seen & Noted patterned paper, a Family Ties sticker and phrase card, and stars punched from some of the same papers I used to make the confetti. I finished the layout by adhering the confetti pocket to the back of the layout behind my die cut mask.
Last, I adhered the die cut eye pieces from the mask to the front of the confetti pocket. Here's what the finished layout looks like:
How about trying this technique on your next layout or card?
Seen & Noted Everyday (751318)
Seen & Noted 6 x 6 Paper Pad (751323)
Family Ties 6 x 6 Paper Pad (751360)
Family Ties Accent and Phrase Stickers (732149)
Family Ties Phrase Cards (751358)