2 sheets of double sided patterned paper
1 or 2 sheets black cardsock
1 Sheet white eyelet cardstock
Black embroidery thread and a needle
Double Sided Tape (DST)
Foam 3D sticky pads
Paper piercing tool
Stitching templates (optional)
I used two sheets of double sided patterned paper from Fancy Pants Rusted Sun collection, giving me four different patterns to play with. These were purchased from Paper Maze.
The pleated circle was made by cutting strips of patterned paper about 2cm wide. I worked out where my photo would sit, and made light pencil marks. Then I drew a circle and laid double sided tape down over the circle lines which would show after the photo was put in place. I pleated the paper as I worked my way round the circle sticking it down as I went along. Alison said she cut her strips into small pieces and stuck them down overlapping one another which gave the same effect, much more easily, and much less lumpily! Alternatively you could cut a circle or a ring from the patterned paper as shown in several of the examples.
Mat the photo with a narrow border of black showing around all four sides. Stick this in place on the layout.
Next I decorated with a few more different stitches here and there.
Ising left over papers and cardstock, I added some die cut flowers with card candy centres (from Craftwork Cards).
My die cut title was cut using the Big Shot and black cardstock, but you could use any die cutting machine or letter stickers.
I challenge you to make a card with the scraps from your layout - just for fun.
Here is mine (for more details of this card see here):
Have fun and don't forget to show us what you create.