Friday, March 8, 2013

March SOTM: 12x12 Happiness Page

Helpful Hints

To create the techniques featured in this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below. Then use the pattern found on page 30 (Pattern 13—Left) of our Make It from Your Heart® how-to publication for inspiration.

  • Cut the following Cricut® Art Philosophy shapes using papers of choice, if desired:
    • 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/2", and 3" <Banner2> (cut one of each size listed, p. 29)
    • 3 1/2" Shift+Decorative Layer <Bttrfly1> (p. 41)
    • 3/4" Shift <Bttrfly2> (p. 55)
    • 3 1/2" <Tag4> (p. 60)
    • 1/2" Font <Rctngle8> (cut 6, p. 65)
    • 1 3/4" Shift+Font <Petal1> (cut 4, p. 65)
  • To create the multicolor seam binding ribbon, place ribbon on a protected surface then color with various markers to create a multicolor look.
  • To create the fabric ruffle, fold a piece of fabric in half then use a running stitch across the top where the two ends meet. Pull on the ends of the thread and bunch fabric into ruffles, as desired. Attach to page with your choice of adhesive.
  • Embellish with your choice of stamped accents, paper accents, and accessories, adding dimension with 3-D foam tape as desired.

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