Saturday, June 18, 2011

"She Calls Me Ginger"

Today I wanted to share one of Lesley's layouts using the "I Swear" kit.  The kit itself has a few wedding elements mixed in, but clearly can be used for much more.
Lesley is also a member of the Spellbinders design team and I am learning so many little tricks from her.  What she has done with this layout is so clever (especially if you're a frugal scrapper and like to get the most out of your paper).  She has folded her background paper in half and run it through her Spellbinders Grand Calibur with one of the Creative Book Pages dies.  Not only does she create a photo matte, with a postage stamp border, that is twice the size you would normally get, but she flipped her photo matte and stuck it right back into the hole it left when it was cut.  That's right ... one sheet of patterned paper creates her entire background.  Pure Genius.  Of course, she then "wastes" copious amounts of paper creating her gorgeous layered flowers, but that's neither here nor there ;)
Her flowers have also been created by using a Spellbinders die and then sprayed with some Shimmerz spritz called Shimmeringz (Heavy Metal) for shimmer.
The "I Swear" kit  also contains some 7 Gypsies rub-ons which are perfect little accents for these papers.  I used to use rub-ons on everything and really haven't even thought about them the last little while.  It was sort of a happy little accident that both sides of this month's kits each include rub-ons.
Visit Lesley's blog and the Up The Street Gallery for more inspiration.

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