Thursday, March 15, 2012

Technique Blog Hop - B&T Embellishments

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month this creative group of Close To My Heart consultants are highlighting the B&T Duo Designs as Embellishments” Technique as shown on page 21 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 

We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit Technically Terrific Blog where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.  You will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to remember a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right track! 

Looking for the right embellishment for a card or layout and you are finding nothing? Look in the scrap bag -- your answer maybe found in the scraps of pattern paper.

Here I have taken the wings and star from the shield pattern on one sheet of the Victory paper packet. This is a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Outdoor Denim card base, with the a corner of the shield pattern paper. I cut the the left wing and the star from the second sheet of the same pattern paper.

Using my fingers I added a little flip to the wings edges. I love to do that to add texture. A zip strip (the piece across the top of Close To My Heart pattern paper, one side has a pattern and one side has the information about the paper) used as another embellishment and an inked and stamped ticket shape from the Evergreen Cork Shapes (Z1719) are perfect for this masculine card.  And to finish it off, I added a bronze stud from the the full Durables (Z1705) embellishment pack included in the Victory Workshop on the Go (G1035) - Workshop on the Gos are one of Close To My Hearts best buys.

Here are a few more samples of the March techninque 'using your pattern paper as embellishments.' This technique is a great way to use up those scraps, too! And as you can see in the following examples, the flowers were not complete. Cutout those patterns where they have been cutoff or printed on the edge. Use what you have and add flair - these samples are created with retired paper no longer available.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Debi's Blog for another awesome creative idea using the B&T paper as an embellishment. Before you go, I would love for you to share a comment to let me know what you thought of my version of this cool technique. Happy hopping!


  1. I like the Victory one a ton!

  2. Thanks for including a masculine and feminine idea!!! Both wonderful :)

  3. Love the flip on the wings! And Sophia is one of my favorites!

  4. Love the victory card. Masculine cards are hard to come by and this is a great one. TY


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