Here is another wonderful inspiration from a very talented lady. I always find such wonderful layouts made by Stacy Cohen. She really makes scrapbooking look so easy and her designs are adorable. I would like to say Thank You to Stacy for always allowing us to share your creative ideas. For more of her fabulous designs go to her blog That’s My Story and I’m Sticking To It.
Stacy is sharing how she made the layered pattern paper waves on her layout.
1. Cut a piece of cardstock that is the approximate size that you want your wavy paper block to be. I cut mine to 7” wide because I wanted it to align with the edges of my 5” x 7” photo. Use a flexible ruler if you have one.
2. Draw horizontal curvy lines from top to bottom. Note: You don’t need a flexible ruler to draw the curvy lines; you can easily freehand draw them.
3. Cut along the curvy lines. These pieces will be your cutting templates. It helps to number them so that you can choose the order of the patterned paper pieces to cut.
4. Use the wavy sections as templates to trace and cut the curvy sections from patterned paper.
5. Once you’ve traced and cut all the curvy sections, you can ink or stitch the edges, if desired.
6. Cut another piece of cardstock the same width as the first piece you cut and use it as the base for the wavy paper pieces. Adhere the wavy paper pieces to the cardstock starting from top to bottom, slightly overlapping each piece. Cut off any excess cardstock on the bottom. You can always go back and add some more wavy layers if you want to make your paper block taller.
After you adhere all your paper pieces down. You will then add your photo and embellish with flowers, sentiments, and journaling.
What a great way to use up your scraps. Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial. Have a wonderful day crafting!
Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style. Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.
- Paper Scraps