Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Life's Beginnings by Laura C.

The base of this project is soft cream cardstock. The beautiful background is done by using Olive Vine and Deep Plum Glimmer Mist. I used a Glimmer Screen as a "mask" to create the scrolls in the corners as I spritzed the background. The purple cardstock in the center is an 8 ½” square piece and I used a punch around the entire border. The words were done on the computer in black ink on parchment paper. I trimmed around them, inked the edges, and then put them on the page as shown (I separately matted the beginning sentence and ending sentence, of course!). I then added the finishing touch flowers and bling (more of those petaloo flowers I love!) and then some tissue paper flowers I made (see below!).

Making these flowers is super simple, and it's a big trend right now! Step #1: Olive Vine and Deep Plum Glimmer Mist, and plain white tissue paper. Step #2: Spray one piece of tissue with the olive color and one piece with the plum. They dry super fast (about 5 minutes tops!) and you see the end result. Step #3: Cut off a strip of the tissue with scissors Step #4: Fold and cut out flowers with Spellbinder die in the Cuttlebug. (Any flower die should work). Step #5: Layer them up (I used 3 or 4 layers of each size for a nice full flower). Step #6: Fold them in half, staple, then unfold and crinkle/fluff until you get the look you desire. To finish, use glue dots to put smaller flower (center) in the middle of the larger flower, add a pretty center (I used buttons and the pearl brads) and then hand cut leaves from the green tissue. These are great for any altered project, cards or even scrapbook pages! There are pics to help you out, so grab that Glimmer Mist and! get to creating!

Cutters Creek products used:
Tattered Angels Olive Vine and Deep Plum Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels glimmer screen (decorative corners)
American Crafts pearl brads--Earth Tones
Kaisercraft rhinestones--yellow/green
Petaloo flowers
Glue Glider Pro (perma tac)
Glue dots (dot n' go mini & memory)


  1. SOOO pretty! Thank you so much for the flower tutorial! I definitely have to try that!

  2. I love how you put this all together.


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