Build an Embellishment (tutorial)

I’ve been creating like crazy lately, but it’s been mostly for SNR manufacturer events, which I can now start sharing a little at a time (as the 30 days pass).  This embellishment tutorial was my very first class at Scrapbook News and Review.  I had a lot of fun with it.  This was also for the Scrap Within Reach event.

Speaking of SNR events, we just had a HUGE one this weekend.  A ton of fantastic classes and lots of eye candy, from manufacturers like Technique Tuesday, Stewart Superior, MLYB, Bo Bunny, Glitz Designs, Fancy Pants, G45, etc.  Anyway, everything is still up so head over there for some amazing holiday projects.

Anyway, now on to the tutorial for this layout:

When I first got my hands on this paper, so aptly named “The Factory,” I knew right away that I was going to do some fussy cutting to make my own embellishments. The designs were so easy to cut and worked well to make perfect accents and embellishments for my page.

I kept cutting out designs until I had enough to build my embellishments, and then I distressed the edges accordingly. I roughed up the edges of most pieces, and inked the edges of one, as you can see in the photo.

After all of my pieces were ready, I started adding them to my layout, building from the bottom up. I used the larger circle as a base for my title. So, I added the larger circle to the bottom corner of my photo and then placed the title letters on top of that using foam squares for dimension.

After my title was in place, I started adding the rest of the pieces around it as accents. Using more foam squares, I adhered the star to overlap the title, and added the yellow circle to one corner of the star.

I then layered two more circles, adding those above the title, and I added some small rub-ons to the yellow circle. As a finishing touch, I added “blue jean” distressed stickles to the star. And, this completed the embellishment cluster that was centered around my title.

Finally, I added gold stickles to the last cut-out piece—the yellow circle cluster—and added that to my layout using foam squares.

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