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Wednesday, 30 November 2011


I bet almost all the crafters are miser when it comes to pattern papers,its same with me.I save even a tiniest paper(i mean it) and if you have some small punches n dies you will never be disappointed for hoarding those scraps.Here is my first tutorial on how to use your scraps in a innovative way.

This is all you need..
  • Pattern paper scraps
  • Distress inks and blending tool
  • Circle dies or punches
  • Card stock for base&
  • Glue

I have used first 2 sizes of spellbinders plain circle dies for this,you can even use some medium size punches if you dont have the dies.

First cut all the papers in 2 to 3 different size.Distress them individually.

Glue all the pieces individually n start sticking one by one over lapping each other.Since it is in circle shape go ousite the card stock in the corners.Stick in the same style for whole of the card stock,remeber the card stock should not be seen any where.

Once you finish it off,allow to dry for some time and trim the excess in the outer edge.You can either stop with this step and use as it is.Or try the next step to give even more finishing.

I have embossed it with distressed stripes embossing folder,this will help you to merge all the papers well and give as finished look as a single paper.

  • Use only 2 to 3 size of circles,not more than that.
  • Stick it in a balanced way with alternate light n dark color n sizes.
  • Don't not use a very intricate design embossing folder or a simple one,the former will not allow the pattern paper designs to show off,the later will not be seen at all.Use a medium one.

Visit my BLOG,for the card i made with this:).


Dr Sonia S V said...

What a super innovative idea!! You rock Kavitha!!


Priya said...

oh god! its so pretty!!! Love it totally!

painted princess collection said...

unique idea .finished image is quite attractive and cannot make out ii is indvidually stucked pieces.Thanks for sharing

Sathya said...

very nice idea....thanks for sharing....

kunda said...

Nice idea of using the scraps...outcome is awesome:)