Nathan and Tania
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!)
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.
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.