This week the team is offering up a technique challenge. We want you to use a product for something other than its' original or most-common use.
I decided to stick to basics for this challenge. I used basic product on my layout but tried to "think outside my shell" and changed things up a bit.
Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes collection
Mini Alpha Letters from My Little Shoebox
Maraschino Twine from The Twinery
1. Patterned paper is generally expected to be laid down on our layouts. I cut some circles out of mine and made a handmade flower.
2. The red "Christmas" chipboard letters were fabulous as they were but I wanted to add a little extra pop so I covered them in some fine glitter.
3. The "Family" cardstock sticker is generally intended to lay flat on the page but I decided to double matte it and pop it up.
4. The Baker's twine is generally used for knots in buttons or perhaps strung across the page like ribbon but I decided to change things up and make a flower with it.
I hope this helps you see that techniques don't have to be complicated or stressful. Take a technique and stick to the basics with it and you are sure to create some fabulous layouts!
I used two elements that are typically not part of a layout to aid in the design.....
1. a Christmas gift tag
2. a Christmas card
Then I also cut the patterned paper along the top out of it's "journalling block" template and used it instead to make a banner of sorts
Bazzill Holiday Style: Patterned Paper
Making Memories: Letter Stickers
Bazzill Dot cardstock
Maya Road stick pins
Maya Road velvet ribbon
For my part, I had fun making the candy cane with eyelets and ribbon.
Papers: Echo Park - Season's Greetings Collection. Red Bazzill for the die cut
Inks: Brown Cat's Eye chalk ink and white-brown pigment ink pens.
Ornaments: Prima flower vine, Buttons, dew drops and gems, white ribbon and red eyelets, miscellaneous letters.
I used a Starbucks coffee sleeve, covered it in paper and sealed the bottom to create a pocket for tags.
Paper - Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas
Maya Road pink trim
BoBunny snowflake rub-ons
Misc. Starbucks coffee sleeve