Hey everyone! Before we get to today’s tutorial I just want to thank everyone for your comments and understanding regarding the delay in posting our new design team. Your support really means a lot to us here at Pebbles. Today we have a tutorial to share with you from design team member Christa Paustenbuagh. Christa shows you how to really pack a punch (giggle) with her fun tutorial on using punches to embellish your layouts. Here’s what Christa had to say … “I’m a very un-techniquey (is that a word?!?) person when it comes to my layouts and projects. You’ll notice, however, I use LOTS of punches on my layouts for added dimension and embellishment. On this layout I’m using several different border and craft punches, and I used my slice for an added effect on the layout as well. And this photo of my daughter lends itself to the wonderful colors in Twitterpated!”
First, I used my Slice and the Noteworthy card to cut a flower (4 inches) from the Twitterpated Smitten paper.
I didn’t plan the next step, but I liked how it looked when it literally fell on the layout! This was the flower that was cut from the Smitten paper, reversed and laid on top of the flower punch.
Next, I wanted a grassy effect under the flower, so I used my EK Success Notebook punch and folded the top back and forth for dimension and a grassy look.
After I adhered the photo, punched paper, title and added embellishments, I felt like the layout was missing something. I used my beloved Fiskars scallop punch for an added border and both my Martha Stewart and Target butterfly punches for added embellishments.
And voila, a “Little Sprout” has developed!