Happy New Year to you all…may 2014 be an awesomely creative year!
This tutorial will show you different ways to accessorize your layout using the gorgeous Be.Loved Collection.
Be.Loved. Paper Old Flame | Be.Loved. Paper I Love You | Be.Loved. Paper Devotion | Be.Loved. Paper Strips | Be.Loved. Paper Adoration | Be.Loved. Fundamental Stickers | Be.Loved. Pink Alpha Stickers | Be.Loved. Flair |Be.Loved. Ephemera Pack | Be.Loved. Button Set
Colorize to Accessorize: I love incorporating ribbon or trim that matches the color tones of the paper collection and embellishments used in the layout. This can be achieved by inking white or cream seam binding. For this layout I used two dye ink colors to create a variegated effect.
Lightly spritz the seam binding with water, ensuring it is damp and not wet. Dab with one dye ink color and then a second color. Scrunch seam binding in palm of hand and lightly spritz with water to blend ink. If color is too intense, just squeeze seam binding with a few pieces of kitchen towel. Set aside to dry.
COLORED RIBBON EMBELLISHMENT
Select a heart ribbon design – purchase a design and cut using a digital cutting machine or draw the design free hand and cut out by hand. Adhere thin double-sided tape or a clear wet adhesive to the paper design. Add the inked seam binding to the design twisting the ribbon to manipulate it to follow the design. Adhere the paper design onto the layout. Stitch a small heart button with embroidery floss to left edge of ribbon design.
STITCHING WITH EMBROIDERY FLOSS
Place the layout onto a large piercing mat. Using a ruler, pierce holes into the paper to create a stitching guide. Thread three strands of white embroidery floss onto a needle and stitch using the holes on the layout background. I used a backstitch to create even stitches. The stitches are sewn backwards to the direction of the sewing to form a straight line:
Create the chevron embellishment by cutting the chevron shapes from the left over piece from Be.Loved. Strips paper that was used for the main section of the layout. Add a word from the Ephemera Pack with foam squares to the left of the chevrons.
CREATING A TITLE
Select and cut suitable word using a digital cutter. Mat the word and add Glossy Accents to add dimension. Adhere letters from the Be.Loved. Pink Alpha Stickers. Add a blue heart button to the centre of the letter ‘O’. Add a ribbon knot to the centre of the heart button.
Enjoy using the techniques and have fun colourizing to accessorize your BE.LOVED layout.