I've had the painted girl part of this lying around on my craft table forever, then I tore the edges, then I mounted it on the Antique Cracking background, and then it just sat there. Finally tonight I looked at it and knew what to do with it. It only took 6 months, but I really love the end result!! Does that ever happen to any of you???
Anyway, I've been seeing all these photo corners on people's cards lately and wondering how they made them, then tonight I was looking at my little ole' tag punch and LIGHTBULB MOMENT!! Each corner is made from the tops of small tags, then scored and folded right at the corner of the slanted edge and the long, straight sides, then attached separately but butted up against each other. I sponges the edges with my black chalk ink and poked the holes before I mounted them to give them some dimension. I don't know if this is how others are making these faux photo corners, but I like 'em!!!
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 GMT Views: 855
Your card and coloring are beautiful - didn't know about using the tag punch for the faux corners - going to try that. I've been punching the small square out then punching the larger square around that and cutting on the diagonal - I think the corners add so much to the cards and scrapped pages. TFS
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Thu, Apr 12, 2007 @ 8:33 AM
Beautiful card! The time you left your creation simmering until inspiration struck was worth it. As for the photo corners, one S.U. demo told me to use the small square punch, and then punch a larger square around it. You then have a kind of square "button" effect. Cut this diagonally, and you have 2 corner photo mounts! Quite easy! :rolleyes:
- Michelle -
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