Today we are going to introduce you to the very talented Lisa Dickinson and she’s going to share a fun tutorial on how she created some fun flowers for your scrapbook pages and cards.
Here’s a little bit about Lisa;
Lisa is a graphic designer living in Colorado with her husband, Mike, and children, Hayden (8) and Riely (4). She has been scrapping since 1998 and has an album full of shaped photos and sticker sneezes to prove it. She’s refined her scrapping style since then, with work published in Scrapbook & Cards Today, Simple Scrapbooks, Scrapbooks Etc., Scrapbook Trends, and Creating Keepsakes. She currently works as a designer for KI Memories and Jenni Bowlin Studio. Besides scrapbooking, her other favorite things include running, knitting, wine tasting, the tv show What Not To Wear, shopping online, and avoiding housework.
Now that we’ve gotten to know a little bit about Lisa, let’s see what kind of fun tips and tricks she has to share with us today!
Here’s the steps for creating the layout, “Fly”;
1. On the back side of the Jenni Bowlin bingo cards, trace or draw several flower shapes. These don’t have to be perfect; in fact, a bit wonky is fine! If you really don’t want to draw your own shapes, you can print out this pdf file on cardstock and cut those flowers out to use as stencils.
2. Cut out the flower shapes and lightly adhere them to your background cardstock. (I used adhesive only in the flower middle so it wouldn’t interfere with my stitching.)
3. Stitch around the edge of each flower, using different colors of thread on each flower. I went around the edge of each flower twice to make the stitching more apparent.
4. Embellish the center of the flowers with buttons, chipboard or brads.
5. Add your photos (mine were reduced to the size 2 x 2.5″) and a title.
6. Finish your page with a bit of journaling and some simple rub-ons.
You can find more beautiful creations and fun tips and tricks by Lisa on her blog; http://lisadickinson.typepad.com/
Thanks for sharing a little bit of yourself with us today Lisa!