The Leather Look, Accents, and Punching for Your
A leather look can add elegance to your scrapbooking page.
To create a unique leather look, simply distress cardstock. To
do this, grip the cardstock in your hands. Then, with a gentle
circular motion, rub the cardstock together as if you were
pre-treating a laundry stain. Gradually, work your way around the
cardstock until you get the desired effect.
Simple accents can be added to your pictures, borders, and
backgrounds to create an air of softness and elegance. Simply rub
chalk (or eye shadow) along the edges of the paper. The color of
chalk chosen can be either a similar color to the background, a
contrasting color, or an outlining color such as black or grey
depending on the result you want.
Basically punching is the cutting out of an image or piece of
text using a cookie cutter like tool. Most punches are made of
die cast steel. They come in various shapes and sizes.
Photographs and text blocks can be punched into virtually any
shapes or sizes. These shapes can add to the impact of the
For instance, pictures of your sweetheart can be punched into
heart shapes to add to the romantic type of love. Alternately,
small doves can be punched and placed along the borders to add a
romantic touch to a wedding scrapbook. Titles and text can also
be punched to create professional looking scrapbook pages.
When punching out and gluing small pieces of paper, place a
strip of double-sided tape on the paper before punching out the
shape. Next, just punch the tape into shape. Then, the piece is
immediately ready to place.
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