I thought I'd share a technique that came in handy with me personally the other day, maybe it will help you too!
I wanted a chipboard element but didn't have the shape I needed in my stash (in my case it was a cloud, but you can create almost anything) so I thought 'hey, why don't I make one" (yes I do talk to myself!) and then I thought 'hey, why don't I do a tutorial too!" So now that you know how I amuse myself when I am home alone, check out this easy tutorial!
|Next, use your Cuttlebug, Cricut, punches whatever you have to cut our 6 of your preferred shape in the neutral paper and then 1 more in your pattern paper, if you are using it.|
|Now start gluing the layers together. A basic white craft glue is fine.|
|Keep going, it won't look like much at first.|
|A little more.|
|This is all 6 layers.|
|This picture might give you a better idea when you compare the height to my scissors.|
|The last layer of pattern paper has now been added.|
|And then I added a bit of ink in the same colour tone as my pattern paper. It really does add extra dimension. You can tell when you compare this photo with the last one.|
And in case you were wondering what I needed this sweet cloud for, here is the project I added it to.....
|These patterned papers are older scraps I had left from a Fancy pants collection, and the embellishments are from American Crafts Margarita collection, that just happent o coordinate perfectly with the papers.|
Which is based on this month's sketch from Scrapbook & Cards Today!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a scrappy day!