Thursday, May 13, 2010

Transparency Technique

Using Coaster Blocks for Titles

Some of my favorite transparencies that TTT has to offer are the coaster blocks. I love their shape and the little saying around the edge of the circle that go with the title inside. I like to use them for the titles on my pages but sometimes have a hard time incorporating them into the page design so that they pop off the page. Here is two flawless techniques to help you make them take center stage!

Option 1: Cut around the edge of the circle on the transparency. Then cut a circle piece of coordinating cardstock. Take another piece of coordinating patterned paper. Mount the circle cardstock on it then use scalloped scissors and carefully trim around the edge to make a scalloped circle (if you have a scalloped circle punch big enough that would work too.) Then using glue dots or transparency adhesive adhere the transparency on top of the cardstock circle. Use Stickles glitter glue and make colored glitter dots on top of the dots around the edge of the transparency or color in spots with galaxy markers. Attach to your page using pop dots.

Example 1:
Option 2: Cut around the edge of the transparency. Punch a circle out of coordinating colored cardstock to fit the inside circle of the coaster block (I used a 1.5 inch punch.) Then mount that on a larger white circle followed by a scalloped circle. Or if you have circle journaling blocks (the one I used here is from Jenni Bowlin) those work great too! Then add a letter or number to the inside of the circle if it calls for it.

Example 2:

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

VERY cute Carrie! Love it!