What is the Accidental Scrapbook???

I started this blog, mostly for myself. I have absolutely no artistic talent and I have failed at scrapbooking
too many times to count. Now I am giving it another try with new supplies and scrapbooking classes.
I plan to document all the new techniques I learn here in this blog as a way to track my progress.
If I accidentally inspire someone else along the way, then that is the "icing on the cake."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Technique Savvy Class

I can't believe that I forgot to post these layouts from a class I took several weeks ago.  In this class we learned two new techniques.  The first was making rosette flowers as pictured in the first layout.  We cut a strip of paper 12" long and accordion folded it in 1/8" increments.  Then we took a circle of card stock and covered it in glue dots (sure wish we had the new Glubers to use).  Then we glued the ends of the folded cardstock together to form a circle and adhered the newly formed rosette to the cardstock circle.  We added a brad or bling to the center and Voila!  I love the look of these rosettes, but they sure were a pain to make.  I even tried using my Martha Stewart Scoring Board to make the folding easier, but I had a hard time keeping the finished rosettes from coming apart.  The gorgeous paper is from the Making Memories Paper Reverie Line.

Picture Perfect Layout
Picture Perfect Layout - Technique Savvy Class
The second technique we learned was how to highlight words in a passage to create your title.  In the layout below our teacher printed a saying onto cardstock and left spaces for a few key words she wanted to highlight.  She then used her Cricut and her Cursive 101 cartridge to cut these words out of black card stock.  Then we adhered these words to the saying and added Glossy Accents to highlight the words even more.  I can't remember the name of the paper line we used but I will post it as soon as I figure it out.

Life's Moments Layout
Life's Moments Layout - Technique Savvy Class


Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

OH my gosh I love the layouts. Momo sent me
The first one reminds me of daydreaming in class

Jenn said...

Gorgeous layouts!!! They are absolutely stunting!!

I'm a new follower. Come and visit my blog if you get a chance!



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