In a flourish

December 26, 2010

I have to admit that on more than one occasion I have gotten into a little tangle when using the new rhinestone and pearl flourishes from Kaisercraft.  Recently I had one of those light bulb moments and no longer have any problems adhering my flourishes exactly where I want them without getting into a tangle.

The trick, I have found, is to use the plastic backing that the flourishes are adhered to.  Cut away a small piece of the plastic backing at the start of your flourish.

Adhere it in position on your layout and slowly peel back the plastic, adhering as you go.

This particular flourish went in two separate directions.  I simply cut the plastic in half so that I could concentrate on one flourish at a time.

The completed layout with flourishes in position.  I had these photos of my daughter that I had altered with a vintage photoshop action before printing.  I found the subtle vintage feel worked really well with the Seaside collection.

Now that I have discovered my diecutting/embossing machine I am reaching for it all the time.  Even the alphabet stickers aren’t safe!!

“Grin” by Kerryn Lawson

Products Used : Seaside patterned paper – Beach Hut (P590), Umbrella (P591), Rock Pools (P592), Escape (P593), Sea Breeze (P594) & Coast Line (P595), Seaside Black rubons (RB885), Seaside 6″ paper pad (PP834), Seaside Printed tickets (EM941), Seaside Canvas tags (EM942), Seaside Journal tags (JT610), Seaside printed chipboard (CB118), Ink – Sepia (IP709), Homemade buttons (EM936), Alpha Stickers – Cream (AS222), Pearl flourishes – classic pearl (PL571), Wood flourishes – roses & leaves (FL318), Pearls – Black SB793).

Other products used; Paper doily, lace, twine, dymo labeller.

So this is a little trick that works for me.  How about you?


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  • Reply Leanne December 26, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Great tip Kerryn!

  • Reply Monika December 27, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Great tip! I still havent had this light bulb moment, so I´m happy you shared ;)
    I love this layout, especially the flower with the button.

  • Reply Monica January 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Great tip!!
    I get a bit stuck with the flourishes so I’ll be putting this to good use ;0)

  • Reply Shelley McLean January 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I have used this to and it works especially on the words. With the Flowers just cut around the plastic very close and leave it on and stick that to the page or the Card.

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