Friday, April 24, 2009

Look at me...

2 posts in one day!
These photos are of my dear son, now age 9. They were not very good quality and the new QK photo/shapshot cookie cutter die is perfect for those kinds of photos. One tip for using this die - mount your photo first, then use a liquid adhesive for the frame so you can move it around a bit to get a perfect fit around your photo. The fonts are all QK: Rainbow, Diesel Grand and Marigold (for the & sign). The water flourish was cut on my Silhouette.

Notice the faux stitching around the edge of this LO? I've seen this a lot in magazines and on-0nline over the past several months - where people just take a pen and draw a freehand line as a border. I could never get my freehand lines to look quite right to me (too 'Type A' I guess). So for all of you Type A-ers out there, here is a trick to get a more even line - use a deckle edge ruler (made for paper tearing) and run your pen along that. Worked perfectly with my white gel pen here. I like the open space on this LO too - sometimes I get to overwhelmed with patterned paper and like to take a break.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog today!

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