Monday, June 7, 2010
I'm Bustin' Outta Here
This is a photo of my DD and her cousin on Christmas Day a few years ago. We (adults included) had an all out Nerf gun, Nerf machine gun, Nerf crossbow, Nerf everything that will shoot a Nerf bullet war. We were literally duck and running and jumping over couches shooting at each other. What fun!!! We laughed so hard. Anyway, I thought that the two of them looked like little gangsters. They made a gangster face (real scary aren't they...crossed eyes and everything) and I snapped this picture.
Ok, where to start. First the paper; it is Graphic 45 and Blue Awning. There are 3 pieces of paper all together. I always buy my paper in 2's. I had 2 of the Graphic 45 The Communique and that gorgeous cream Blue Awning paper. First I had to determine what paper I wanted on top. The Blue Awning won. So, I glued the wrong sides of the Graphic 45 and Blue Awning together, but only along the bottom and about a quarter of the way up the sides. Then I used my paper cutter and cut down the center of the papers. I then glued the two papers to the bottom and a quarter of the way up (again) to the front of the other Graphic 45 paper. Following me so far....? Ok, then I had to determine how I wanted to roll back the two top pages. I've seen people use brads to hold them open, but I wanted to make the paper look old and curled. So, I glued the very top corners and all down the side and then began curling my two top pages. I did not glue these two papers together all over, just on the sides which allowed me to curl both papers back individually and expose some the pretty checkered pattern on the back of the Graphic 45 paper. I then used glue dots to hold down the paper where I wanted it and curled, distressed and inked the rest of it. I had these great little metal looking bracket sticker things. Even though they are cream in person they look so good on this paper. So I used them with black pearls to make it look like they are there to kind of hold the paper down. This picture shows you a close up of the paper.
I used a pearl strand and tucked it in the paper to make it look like a string of pearls. All of the flowers are by Prima. I used Distress Embossing powder on the post card along with a Graphic 45 stamp. The frame around the photo was made out of manila paper that I tore by hand. I also used distress ink and distress embossing powder on.
I hope you try this paper technique and find it as much fun as I did! TFL!!!!!