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Home Phone RINGTONE “Pretty Stripes” – Using a Diagonal Design

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Paige @ scrapbooknerd.com

Hello Nerds!

This month I was inspired by the lovely spring Pinkfresh Studio “Felicity” collection. Even though I did not yet have many outdoor photos, I still was craving spring and loved the bright colours in these papers.

In my last tutorial, I talked about letting the story lead. I also mentioned that sometimes my design is inspired by a photo, and other times, it is inspired by a product. This was the case in this LO, where I loved the various “pretty stripes” in this paper and decided to use a diagonal design.

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The first thing I did was cut out all of the stripes. I then placed them on a diagonal on my white cardstock background spacing them out with varied colours, lengths and distance between stripes. I made sure to leave enough room in the middle section for my two 4×4 photos.


I knew that I would want to sew the stripes down, so I didn’t want to adhere them with too much glue (which gums up the sewing needle) so I placed only two or three small glue dots per strip on the outer edges. I used white thread to sew a line down through the centre of each stripe.


To add dimension, I removed all the glue dots and pulled up the edges of all the stripes.


Next, I added my photos, with some tags as layers for stamping and journalling. I used a large Thicker for my title as it was the punchline of the joke of this LO. I only added a few small embellishments (the painted wood veneer asterisks, and a number line die cut) because for me the stripes provided most of the embellishing and design.



I would love to see what you do to create a diagonal design on your layouts.



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