Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Get the Look"-Cosmo Cricket's Cocktail

My first example of how to "get the look" of Cocktail, one of Cosmo Cricket's fun new Social Club papers, is very similar to what Bethany shows you in her tutorial HERE on the Counterfeit Kit blog. I simply machine-stitched over each row of circles, using a contrasting thread. Fun look, don't you think? Try this with other shaped punches, too-think butterflies, hearts, flowers...


The next way to "get the look", but on a smaller scale, is to punch a solid cardstock border using a large scalloped border punch (mine is from EK Success.) I also punched lots of 1" circles from scraps.

Next, flip your cardstock border over and apply adhesive adross the entire border. I put my border on scrap paper and just ran a tape runner over the entire strip, right over the punched holes. You can see the shine of the adhesive in the photo.
Now you're just going to layer the circles over the back of the border. I overlapped each circle so you can only see one pattern through each punched hole.


Here is the finished border:


I love those pops of color! And because this was made from the materials from my kit, I'm going to use this border on a project this month, too! Thanks for stopping by!



8 comments:

~amy~ said...

::thud:: LOVE it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ayana Posadas said...

You are so creative! I love this! :)

Lesa said...

Sweet idea!!! I (gasp) have that punch too!!! Now you've shown me a cool way to make that border pop!!! Thank-you, you creative lady!!

Margie said...

Those are awesome ideas! TFS!

Bethany said...

So devious! I love the way your mind works! LOL

Bethany

Julie Ann Shahin said...

This is beautiful. I loveeee it! xoxo

A Creative Operation said...

WOWSERS!!! You are coming up with so many ideas for me to try!

Pam from Maine said...

Another great idea. Love the colored, patterned scalloped edge.