Wow, that's nearly a month since I last posted! I have posted on my photography blog though, and I guess that reflects my growing desire to take really good photographs, and also to learn how to process the images to make them the best they can be. I'm loving photography so much just now!!
Anyway, I have been scrapping too.
I've been using the Devonshire collection from Kaisercrafts, and I've got to say these papers are just wonderful-very versatile, which is always a bonus. So for my layout I went for a heavily distressed look.
The way I distress my edges is this- I lay my paper onto a craft mat, then take a pointy paper piercer and 'draw' a wiggly line around the edge of the paper, pressing quite heavily so I can just tear away the excess. It's an easy way of tearing the edges while at the same time maintaining control of the tear line. Then I ink the edges.
Here's close up of the paper roses:
And here's how to make them:
Finally, while when you finish a layout it's a great idea to make a card with your leftovers, before you pack your stash away.
Here's a card I made for Emily's birthday: