April 8, 2010

Love

Good Morning everyone I am so excited to do this TBBM page for you today. This is a simple page that anyone can do. This is my handsome hubby and I at our daughters wedding 11 years ago!  I used TBBM for the circle and the grunge flowers. The word Love is from the Sweethearts cart and the swirls are from Home Decor.
The background flocked paper is from Me and My Big Ideas... the Sassy Stack (imagine that), the glitter paper is from HL and the black and white patterned papers are from K and C Company from their
Specialty Stack. While at HL I just couldn't help but use a couple of items from the bridal department to complete the look of this page. It's amazing what your can find to put on your pages to dress them up for little of nothing... and I am partial to the pearls.
The first thing I do when I make a layout is design it... everything I want on the page appears on my first page of My Gypsy Woman. I then highlight the item, tap add a page and paste so it will be the exact size I want. I use any square box from any cart to show where my photos will appear. I always cut out extra flowers as I always end up with more on the page than my layout shows. After I alter the flower they will be a different size and I don't want to loose the look I started with.
I just love this.... one cut... To get this look I used one TBBM circle and copied it, set one right on the other and then resized till I got the look I liked and weled them together. I then added the swirls and once again welded for that beautiful single cut.
I actually have two pages of flowers but didn't want to bore you with another page of them. I did cut the word Love three times from scrap card stock from the DCWV Taj Mahal stack. This gave it the look of chipboard and more of a presence on the page.
Beautiful clean cut, the blade was set at 5, pressure 4 and speed slow. cut 3 times.
I coated the back of all the flowers with Mod Podge to keep them from ripping with I rolled them with a thin cuticle stick or you could you the base of a slim paint brush. I rolled each petal toward the bottom. Christina from Creations from Christina has directions for this flower on her blog, however this one was totally altered for an eight petal cut.
I removed two petals for the center of the flower.
And only 1 for the next.
I glued the two together and then trimed the bottom a little so they would sit flatter.
I used a little tiny black flower with a pearl in the center on the inside of the flowers I am making. I place the center into the two bottom pieces that were just clued together just staggered a little. I did all eight flowers not knowing how many I would actually use.... as they are black and white any leftovers can be used on many things.
For you Pam.... this is what I do after I get all my cuts ready. I lay all the pieces on the background paper and start placing any embellies on the page too. In this case I chose the charm I wanted, and the pearls... I used two different sizes and styles. After I get the look I want then I adhere all the components.
So lets put it together... I used pop dots under the photos so they would be lifted off of the glitter circle to prevent the photo from having a slight crease. The pearls, flowers and charm were adhered by using large glue dots.
I used a silver charm and tied a white ribbon on it and used glue dots to adhere it to the paper, and I used cut portions of thepop dots to lift the word Love.
 
Well I sure hope you liked my little TBBM project today and hope you have fun making one also! This is the Gypsy Sassy Love File.
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