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.
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.
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.