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Laura Rumble – Book Buff

Hey there, Laura back with my final January creation.

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I love the Triangle Mesh cut file.  You get two for one as you are also left with lots of perfectly cut triangles.  I cut the image at about 5″ on several patterned papers from my Glittery Hands Box subscription box.  I cut an extra one of some thicker card that I could use as a stencil.  I masked off some areas with washi tape so I was left with an interesting collection of triangles.  

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I used an ink blending tool and a new sponge to apply some embossing ink through the cut file stencil, removed the stencil and sprinkled on some gold embossing powder.  I re-learnt the lesson of always using an anti-static powder tool to prep your page before heat embossing.  I had a lot of stray embossing powder that needed to be cleared off with a dry paintbrush before I could use my heat gun to melt the powder.  I never tire of watching the moment the powder melts.

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Once the background was complete I layered up my coloured meshes and used a few staples in the middle to hold them in place.  Because I cut them at 5″ the lines were quite thin and I didn’t fancy trying to get glue on the back of all the triangle mesh.   For extra security and for extra prettiness I poked some holes and added some gold stitching in a few spots around the edge of the cut files.

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I popped my photo up on some foam and glued it in place.  I took an age to decide what to do for my title… none of my gold alphas matched the gold embossing powder.  The simple solution was to emboss some alphas with the same powder for the perfect match.  I added the perfectly matched gold alphas, some journalling strips and finally a sprinkling of puffy stickers and enamel dots.

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You can see the whole thing come together in my process video here.

With love and colour



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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx


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