Love You Two

Nathan and Tania

Love You Two

With this page the background paper I used is by K & C Company “BG Jade Motif Corrugated Embossed Paper”.  It really does feel bumpy – very different, with a great design on it already so I didn’t feel it needed too much in the way of embellishments.

I’ve used strips of yellow and chocolate brown Bazzill cardstock  and Basic Grey Aged & Confused “Vagabond” to pull out some of the designs and colours in the photo. I inked around the individual strips of paper before laying them ‘randomly’ on the paper as a bed for the photo. (Not really ‘randomly’… haha! I spent ages fiddling with them, deciding how to lay them. I’m not sure that it made a lot of difference. Random is good!)

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I punched a yellow heart out of cardstock and also one out of some mesh. Then I dipped the mesh into opals embossing enamels after moistening it with a clear embossing stamp pad. Heated the opals with a heat gun, then kept dipping it back into the opals and melting the powder until enough had stuck to create the honeycomb effect I was after. Yes, it was fiddly. And I used tweezers – way too hot for fingers! After it had cooled and I managed to get it off the tweezers, I ran it through the Xyron Create-a-Sticker machine, and this enabled it to be stuck to the heart. I glued all this onto some chocolate card (to make it stand out from the background) and cut around it.

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The number 2 is from Thickers and the flowers are joined in the middle with a large eyelet and a brad. Again I was trying to pick up the colours from Tania’s hair and clothing.

Family

A double spread of some great family photos we managed to get at Tania and Nathan’s wedding in 2008.

Family

I’ve used a Fiskars punch to create the edging along the edge of the red Bazzill cardstock. Lettering is from Thickers and I’ve stitched over the Basic Grey paper with my sewing machine.