Thursday, August 14, 2008

Technique: Creating Faux Scalloped Edges

Technique: Creating Faux Scalloped Edges
by former DT member: Marilyn McKnight

I love the cardstock and pattern paper that come with scalloped edges. Wouldn't it be great to be able to customize the scallop size and color to whatever project you are working on rather than buy the manufactured deco edged papers? My ancient deco scissors make scallops much too small and I haven't got my hands on one of those new border punches, but I do have a bunch of circle punches in a variety of sizes. These circle punches are great for creating faux scallops.
Here's how:

Step 1: punch out a bunch of circles in the size of your choice

Step 2: Ink edges if you like that inked look.


Step 3: Figure out where you want the scalloped edge to be on your project. Using a pencil, lightly draw a line. The punched out circles will be half on one side of the line and half on the other.

Step 4: Glue the circles to your paper using the pencil line as a guide (line will be straight down the middle)

Step 5: Attach your next layer of paper or picture on top of the circles, letting half the circle peek out from behind the paper/picture. Voila--a scalloped edge!


I used two different sized circle punches for the two cards shown below. Consider the scale of your card/layout when you select the circle punch that would work best.

6 comments:

Carrie said...

This is a great idea I am so genna have to try it!

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

i love it!!! thanks for the tip!

Anna said...

great idea!

Angie said...

Loving the scallops! I'm going to have to try this technique.

Heather said...

great idea and so simple

Sandym718 said...

Great idea, I'll definitely be trying this!