You know I love to scrapbook and money and time sometimes can be tight; however I still like to create fancy looking layouts, that make people think.. wow she spend hours to create those. Did you know that with a little distress technique you can create just that ?
My mother in law created this layout last week and I just had to show you guys how to make it. It was so simple yet, doesn’t it look beautiful?
You won’t believe how simple this layout was, the swirly thingy is cut with a Cricut Die Cutting Machine, but even if you don’t have one, you could cut it out on your own with a template online, I like to google scrapbook design and find templates and use them on my pages. Other than that she used 3 pages one solid 12×12 and 2 patterned paper that again, she cut out with a template that she created ( you can buy a sheet of paper with the shape and we use them to trace and make a template). Add some ribbon and flowers…. your layout is done….. So simple…
Let me show you how to distress the pages…
- Take your scissor and keep the sharpe edge on the edge of the paper, slide up and down to get the rough look on your paper, if it tears along the line is fine, too.. it will make it look “old”
- fold some corners in and edge with scissor, too.. just get creative.
- Use the ink pad and edge the edges like I showed you in this post here