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July 03, 2010

Adding Texture with Heather

So often we read something somewhere and cannot always give credit where credit was due so let me thank those who inspire and cause others to create works of art like Heather has here. I cannot wait to also try this technique!!!

Do the Dew layout . . .

I have been working on 2 separate 8x8 albums this year. My college graduation book (um, 13 years ago - just a little behind) and a Book of Me. This pic from my graduation is one that I have always loved. Now I must decide . . . which album do I put it in? Book of Me as my fave photo of myself? Or graduation album? I am glad I scanned the picture so I can do another one so that I have one for each book! HAHAHA

I must come forward and admit that I saw this technique recently in a scrappy magazine and thought to myself "I have got to try this . . . AND SOON!" So, here it is!!!

I took 2 pieces of paper that were the same (the kraft paper). One was used as the background. The other, I punched all different borders using different edge punches, then attached them down to the background! I absolutely love the texture that it adds to the background without taking away from the picture! I also used the scalloped circle punch to make the big "flowers" behind all the primas! After punching them, I crumpled them up and then added distress ink to the edges! (I am a distress ink junkie and have every one of them!)

I cut a tag on the cricut and then doodled around the edges. The journaling is on this tag hidden up under the photo! It says "I'm a Grad! Celebrating with this Mountain Dew was perfect on this HOT day while wearing a black robe!"

Hope you enjoy!!! I can't wait to use the same color border edges again!!!


  1. oh that is just the perfect idea!!!! it really brings that lil bit of extra fab to your layout!

  2. you are right, it add such a subtle dimension without taking away for the LO. I'm definitely going to try that one!

  3. Just a perfect layout! I love the texture and have a lot of border punches, I think I will try this technique!

  4. This is awesome!! Great layout!! Now I need more border punches to try this!!


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