Thursday, March 10

how to get more from your spellbinders

hello bloggers!

here is the promised tutorial - how to get more of your spellbinders:-)

i got the idea while participating at the monthly challenge at WEBSTER'S PAGES. the challenge was to create a shaped layout, using webster's pages papers.

i didn't want to submit the usual outlined shape from some die-cut paper, so i start thinking where can i find 30 x 30 shape. and then it hit me - i bought (some months ago) the AWESOME peony nestabillities die and though i really wanted it and really liked it, i didn't had the chance to use it up to now. there was only one tiny problem - this particular nestabillity is about 10 cm big...

so, below you will see a full explanation how I tricked this die:-)

first, you need to select your papers and the order they will be arranged on your layout. since you need three circles, different sizes, you really have to be sure that you know which one will be at the bottom and which one at the top.

then you take your pair of compasses and you draw a circle on the first / bottom paper (i've used 30cm / diameter; like this i still had enough space to draw the pattern and at the same time i managed to use most of my paper):

then, on the second layer you use a slightly smaller circle (i've used 24 cm/diameter; 3 cm looked just enough to fit my embellishments and also not to much to create a gap between the layers):

and then - the third one even smaller:

it is important to place your nestabillities shape properly and use one size smaller die for the next layer. i aligned mine with the circle:

after you are done cutting the shapes, you should get something like this:

i curled and coloured the edges to create dimension between the different layers:

then i stitched the circles together, added some glitter, embellishments, my picture and here is the result:

you can try this technique with every spellbinder die and create numerous unique shaped backgrounds.

please, share your creations with me!:-)

for more details and close up of my layout, please click HERE.

hugs 'n smiles,


Unknown said...

Wowsers sweet dear this is so amazing the technique and your design a really WoWWWWWW .

and have a wonderful day
hugs Carla

Kottens corner said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Vicky Alberto said...

gorgoeus lo

Janine K said...

What a fantastic idea! Love your LO and thanks for the tutorial.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely beautiful layout! I love your tutorial - TFS!!!

Unknown said...

You're the mastermind behind this layout. Saw it over @ loved it!! Unique and very gorgeous layout!

nightfairyscrapper said...

thanks for sharing this tutorial what a great idea and beautiful LO !!!