This week, we thought we would spend a few days focusing on our Invisibles specialty papers. We've gotten lots of requests to see how our designers are incorporating them into their projects, as some of you might be a little unsure of how to use them. We hope you'll be inspired by the ideas our Creative Team members came up with, and put them to use in your own projects.
"Ears" by Leanne Allinson.
When putting this layout together, I knew I wanted to create a fun title! I wanted it to be large and I wanted the title to have layers - much like you would see on an illustration of a bunny rabbit. With the Simply Spring collection and the fabulous Color Chaos Invisibles range I've created a fun look held together with hand stitching!
The first step was to select my patterned papers and cut large title letters with my silhouette. I followed the same procedure when cutting the letters from the transparent sheets of Invisibles. Before choosing which letter would be layered with which Invisible sheet, I made certain I could see both the patterned paper and Invisibles features. To finish off the title, I pre-pierced holes through both layers and hand stitched with coordinating thread.
Simply Spring: Daily Details, Gingham, Spring Patchwork, Sunshine, Treasures & Text, Chipboard Icons; Campout: Borders; Invisibles: Click Click, Blessings, Chit Chat, A Day At A Time; Little Bits: Ice; Enamel Dots: Cotton Candy; Bella Bows: Milk White; Crochet Hearts: Bell Pepper; Ciao Chip Elements: Flowers & Clouds, Borders
“Cute & So Sweet”, by Julia Akinina.
The best way to use the Invisibles is to create a layout. I cut my Invisible sheet and used only 1/3 of it. It's important to use paper without a busy pattern as a background of the layout, because the pattern on the invisibles is too complicated. Collection Kit bonus pattern paper suits perfectly to my layout! Then I decided to add a little more color and chose red patterned paper and embellishments. Finally I created a title from the red chipboard alphas and black sticker alphas.
Color Chaos: Gulf Strandz, Pickle Juice Strandz, Words of Wisdom, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Collection Kit Bonus Paper; Just Add Color: Treasures & Text; Ciao Chip Elements: Flowers & Clouds; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: McIntosh; Little Bits: McIntosh; Invisibles: Blessings; Enamel Dots: McIntosh, Oreo Black