Saturday, March 9, 2013

Scrapbook layout - "Adore" and Tape Techniques

Every year the insurance company I work for honors our Top Agents from the prior year. It's always a fun and rewarding week. There are two of us who are primarily in charge of the events, and it was another huge success... I'm a little worn out today, but a relaxing weekend and a nice visit from my sweet grandbaby always helps recharge me.

Speaking of Scarlet, it's definitely time to share another layout. This is a rare one-pager for me! But these two pictures melt my heart and are deserving of all the attention. =)

Super simple technique 1: Punched up Washi Tape! Use any border punch on one edge of your tape. If you look closely (double click photo) you will see the scalloped edge of theTim Holtz red-lettered tape under each picture. This particular tape has a backing on it that you peel off. To get this look, cut your tape to the length you want and leave the paper on the back. Simply use a border punch along the edge of the tape, then peel off the paper and adhere to your page.  If you are using the kind of tape that doesn't have a paper backing you can still get this look. Just adhere your tape to a sheet of paper (or Vellum to keep the see-through look of the tape), use your straight trimmer along the edges of the tape, and then use your punch on one edge. You will have to use adhesive to attach it with the second method.

Super simple technique 2:  Inked up Washi Tape! The Tim Holtz tape used here is offwhite. I wasn't sure how it would take the ink, but it turned out great! Super easy...Cut your tape to size, adhere it temporarily to a non-stick work surface like a vinyl sheet that you would use for stamping or gluing. Dab a sponge into your inkpad and then smear the sponge onto your tape. Repeat, if you want more color.  After it dries, adhere it permanently to your project. This will save big money because it allows you to transform the same roll of tape into many, many different colors.
The leaves, bracket matt, and heart were cut with my Cricut. I layered up purchased paper flowers with a decorative brad from StampinUp! and added a little baker's twine to the tag tucked under the picture. The sketch is from Sketchabilities.

How time flies...our sweet Scarlet is now pulling herself up and cruising around the furniture!! We just love being grandparents!! Apparently, this Grandma needs to get caught up on her scrapbooking and post some more layouts. =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

1 comment:

  1. I love the photos and grouping of tags and embellishments. Good job on the awards event too!