Wednesday, June 26, 2013

JBS Mercantile and Elle's Studio: Altering Things, Just a Bit

  When JBS Mercantile paired with Elle's Studio, I received a lovely kit filled with patterns and tags. I loved every single one and I was loathe to cover any of the designs in my hands.  Gone are the days when I look at a sheet of patterned paper or a tag with a pattern and accept it for what it is. I don't want to cover the design. So out pops my craft knife or a pair of scissors and I begin to alter the paper to fit my intentions.

As seen on the JBS Mercantile blog. Elle's Studio Cameron Collection with JBS Mercantile products.

A little slit here. A snip there. Then I can slip in my own embellishments or place a photo just so. Nothing is hidden. Some pieces are saved for later.

Then there is the matter of a title. Sometimes you need to alter things just a tad. I outlined the edges of these chipboard letters with a black marker to make them pop just a bit.This works best prior to placing them on the layout. It's very a very subtle detail.

The letter stickers used to be plain. However, a marker adds a little pop of color. Some markers may smudge. I used glossy accents to seal in the color.

Don't be afraid to alter items just a bit. Customizing the supplies you have on hand is always a good way to stretch your budget.

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  1. What a perfect combo! Just love what you did with both!

  2. Love both pages Christy!! I love using my craft knife on those Elle's Studio tags to bring the design over my other layers.