Hi Ladies and welcome back to the Scrappin Patch challenges for 2011. We have lots of new things happening this year that will hopefully inspire you to try some new techniques and challenges!
This year Technique Tuesday will be slightly different - it will run fortnightly in line with the fortnightly challenges and there will be 2 different aspects to the technique Tuesdays. Technique Tuesday will run along similiar lines as last year where one of the design team will share a technique for you to try. The following fortnight a design team member will be posting a step by step technique based layout for you to try - with full instructions for the whole layout. This way you will be able to see how to do the technique and create a layout using some new techniques. We hope that you will enjoy this new feature - any feedback is always welcome!
This week i wanted to show you how you can really add some dimension and interest to your page by adding accordion style paper ruching to your pages. Its a technique that i use alot on my pages to give interest and dimension and is really easy to do!
Firstly i cut strips of cardstock or paper about 3cm wide and then using my Martha Stewart lace punch i punch along one side. So it looks like this....
Then i fold about every third scallop piece back over like this...
Then using double sided tape i carefully place the pieces around the shape that i am using.
These are some examples of layouts where i have used this technique.
and using a circle shape
and a bracket shape
Give it a go and see how easy it is to give your pages a lift!