Thursday, December 26, 2013

"Glistening" Quilted Patterns Using Punches

Hello Authentique fans. Heather here today sharing a sweet layout using the Glistening Collection. I really wanted to make my own "quilt" background using as many papers that I could.

For this layout, I punched a LOT of hexagons using the Fiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punch in Large. I chose to use the 6x6 Bundle rather than the 12x12 papers, because the patterns were shrunk down in size.
To get all of the hexagons attached, I ran each of them through my Xyron 1.5" Create-a-Sticker, and simply stuck them down one-by-one. To start, just placed one hexagon at an angle (this way it won't look "wonky" if your shapes aren't perfectly straight), then fan out the other shapes from there. I started with a square piece of paper, then once all of the shapes were placed, I trimmed it down so that all of the edges were perfect.
Then mount your photos on the Foundations paper, trim, and place embellishments around the photos. In this case, I chose Die Cut Kraft Doilies and Vintage Wood Snowflakes that I inked with London Fog Memento Ink.
Lastly, I cut a journaling box from the Enhancements paper, and trimmed a piece of Dazzle to make a banner for the title. Wrote some journaling, and added a cute alpha (with another inked snowflake for an "O"), and the layout was complete.
I hope this helps you find new ways that you too can use punches to create some amazing projects.
Supplies Used:
Authentique Papers: Glistening Collection: 6x6 Bundle, Enhancements, Dazzle, Foundations, Components
Other Supplies: Fiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punch in Large, Xyron 1.5" Create-a-Sticker, kraft paper, Maya Road Die Cut Kraft Doilies & Vintage Wood Snowflakes, Teresa Collins enamel dots (Family Stories), American Krafts Thickers

5 comments:

  1. Cool! I love how you made the background!

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  2. love hexagons and snowflakes so thank you for this!

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  3. What an amazing lay-out! I really like the octagon background!

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  4. This turned out great!! Love the colors in this Glistening collection. Liked your tip on doing the hexes at an angle so it doesn't look "wonky" when (not IF, in my case!!! Ha!!) it doesn't all line up just right!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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