Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Guest Blogger Heather Landry: Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking

I am so excited to be posting today at Flamingo Scraps!  Thank you very much to Susan, Suzanne and Amanda for having me!

I've been having a ball playing with the beautiful Wishful Thinking line from Fancy Pants. I really love the color combination and it works very well with other lines that are currently in the store! In the two layouts that I created, I explored creating dimension with paper. I even have a little tutorial to share on using Glimmer Mist to make die cut flowers more dimensional.

In this first layout I created dimension by adhering the border punched strips really well. Then I pulled the scallops up and bent them away from the page. I also did the same thing with the banner that I fussy cut out of the Wishful Thinking paper.

I inked all of the edges with pink ink to make them stand out a little more, and I added rock candy Stickles to the journaling spot and the banner. Here's a detail shot of the ruffled punched edges. Very girlie and fun to make!

On my second layout, I used Pearl Glimmer Mist to wet my flower diecuts so I could shape them the way I wanted to. They held their shape really well when they dried! Here is the layout I created...

This is a close up look at one of the finished flowers. The flourish below it was stamped directly onto the layout. Then I attached the flowers to the layout on top of the stamping.

Tutorial: To create the flowers you will need die cut flowers of any shape or size, pearl Glimmer Mist, a tool with a rounded or curved edge (I used one of my Cricut tools that is meant to pull paper off of the mat.), and a mouse pad.

You will want to shape your flowers one at a time so the Glimmer Mist doesn't dry out. I sprayed a flower, then placed it on my upside down mouse pad. The foam under side of the mouse pad gives a little and will let you push against it without tearing your flower. A word of caution, be gentle! When the flowers are damp, they tear easily.

Press down on each petal with your tool as shown. Different movements and tools result in different effects. It's definitely something you'll want to play around with to see what you like. If you use the curved small edge, you get a ruffled distressed edge. If you use the blunt edge you will get a more cupped dimensional shape to your petals. Here is a photo of the three completed flowers after I layered them with brads.

After I attached the flowers to the layout, I decided they needed a little something extra! I used Cotton Candy Stickles on the edges of parts of the flower to make them stand out even more.

Supplies from Flamingo Scraps: Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking Papers, Pink Paislee Cupid Paper and Embellishments (Brads, Rub Ons, Sticker Borders, and Journaling Spots), Rock Candy Stickles, Cotton Candy Stickles, and Pearl Glimmer Mist.

We thank Heather for joining us again to share even more of her fantastic work with us!!  To view more of her layouts and read about her adventures of three adorable kiddos, please check out her blog


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Heather!! These are JUST GORGEOUS!!!!! I loveeeeeeeee all the details! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Very Cute Layouts. Welcome to Flamingo. Don't you just LOVE the color Pink!

  3. Love your pages Heather and thanks for the flower tutorial!

  4. Whoo hoo! So fun to be up on the big pink bird blog! Thank you very much for featuring me again girls. You know how much I love working with you three. =0)

  5. Great layouts! So pretty! Wonderful flowers. You rock Heather! =)

  6. Your Lo's are fabulous!! I love the layered punched pieces on the first one, and those great photos in b/w just pop!! The colors on the second work so well with your photos and it is a cute page!

  7. Thanks so much for the comments girls! =0)

  8. oh how i wish i had the scrap booking gene. this is all so cute and super inspiring!!

    I just wanted to stop in, as a fellow nominee, and congratulate you on your Top Blog 2010 Nomination over on The Blog Guide.

    It is a thrill to be nominated in such great company!!

  9. Just FABULOUS Heather -- you did such fantastic things with this wonderful paper line!!


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