For those that are jaded and experienced, it is not easy to remember how to do a basic page that has a little "wow." There are so many techniques that we take for granted. As I designed the project, I had to keep reminding myself that these were beginners. What supplies did they have, what would they understand and most important, what equipment was I willing to drag to the store were just a few of the questions I asked myself. I decided to design a page using my Cuttlebug. It is easy and impressive. Here is the layout we will be making in class...
It is a basic 12x12 layout. The base is a solid color CS and there are 2 coordinating DP's. The DP on the sides (DP 1) measure 3x12 inches. The 4x6 picture is matted with a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 paper (DP 2) and 5x7 sheet cut from DP 1. Yes, that is a doily that the matted picture is placed on. I used my cuttlebug and a sizzix die to cut the flourish from DP 1 in the upper left corner. The flourish on the right is cut in the same color as the base CS using a 12 inch Cuttlebug die. The circles at the bottom punched using 3 inch and 2 1/2 inch punches. DP 2 was used for the matting and Colonial White CS was used for the smaller circle. The bookplate was cut in Colonial White CS and a Sizzix die. Before I attached the Colonial White CS to the project, I ran it through CB with a chalked ink embossing folder. I attached the bookplate with brads and the buttons with Liquid Glass. I ink distressed the center of the bookplate with the same chalk ink and hand wrote the names. By the way, the individuals in the picture are my Aunt and Uncle and I believe that the picture was taken around 1910.
I hope I achieved my goal of designing a project that would be easy for a beginner and one that they would be proud to show as a first effort!
In the midst of all this today, I also started a crocheted scarf. I will let you all know how that project is going! I think I start to many things at once! :o) For Now, Happy Crafting!