Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Step by Step Using Kit #2

Hi All,

While these directions will be generic enough to follow to create any page, for those of you who got kit #2 for December, all the supplies you need are in that kit except for the basic tools. I really like how this page turned out and I hope you do to. I did try to scan this page several times (ok, more like 20 times) but my scanner hates anything off center and tries to straighten it and so sometimes I just can't make it work no matter what I do. I think I own the first scanner ever created, lol. So I took some photos and hope they show the detail well enough.

1 5x7 photo
1 cardstock for your background
2 different patterned papers
2 scrap papers to edge(the paper came that way but if you have any edge punch like the martha stewart ones or EK Success ones, they work great too)
1 rub on
1 pattern paper to cut designs from. I used the monster paper but you can use anything to get the effect
pop dots
black ink
distress tool (I use the Tim Holtz's awesome!)
1/2 alphabets for title

1-Use the cardstock as your base to build on. I cut one pattern paper to 10x5 and distress all edges and ink with black ink.
2- I use the other pattern paper to cut two rectangles, one 4x2 and one 6x2. I distress and ink those as well and put aside.
3- I used pre-edged Sass paper but edge two other scrap pieces of paper with any edge you like and put aside.
4- Adhere the smaller squares first. Placing the 6x2 at the top on an angle and the other smaller one in the bottom corner about 1/3 in from the edge of the page as shown.
5- Then adhere the big 10x5 square
6-Line your edge scraps up on either side of the 10x5 paper and adhere. This gives a nice layered look but still leaves some open space.
7-I cut some monster frames from the monster paper that came in the kit. You can use anything or even just do circles if you like. I used 3 and put pop dots under them to give a nice dimensional look to the page.

8-Use a rub on as shown (the robot)
9-Arrange your title as shown overlapping some of it onto the patterned paper.


Carrie said...

Love the way it turned out too!

Anonymous said...

What a great page! Thanks for sharing ... though I have to ask, how do you use tim's distresser? I must be the one person who just can't get it right! lol

Anna said...

Great page, thanks for the instructions!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melanie
I find the tim holtz tool to be the best one. I have used the making memories one and the heidi swapp one and couldnt get that really ragged edge but I find the tim holtz tool easy. If you feed the edge in and hold the tool and the other edge of the paper, it really scrapes the edge up nice...then I ink it to make the effect more dramatic. I hope that helps.

Valérie said...

J'aime bcp cette page "petit mec"... elle m'inspire!!!

Transparent Touches said...

Great layout and easy it!