Day 20 of #useitupjuly, today it is a Cluster Embellishment Tutorial. Using some leftover items and images from Calico Collage I share how to make three different Cluster Embellishments.
Cluster Embellishment Tutorial Video.
Supplies used for the Cluster Embellishment Tutorial
- Calico Collage Digital Botanical Images, 1×1 Inch Squares
- Kraft Cardstock from Canvas Corp Brands
- Calico Collage Digital Burlesque and Roses
- White Words on Black
- Calico Collage Whimsy 1 inch circles digital images Whimsy, 1 inch Circles
- Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap
- Blending tool
- Cardstock cut into squares and circles for mats with the images Cricut Explore Air and Silhoutte Cameo 3 used for today’s project
- Glitter cardstock, pink and gold
- Printed Cardstock with a cool image, or apply book pages to thicker paper
- Heart punch Tim Holtz, No longer on the market try: CADY Crafts Punch Set 8mm 15mm 25mm paper punches 3pcs/Set (heart)
- Flag punch EK Tools 54-10053 Mini Punch Set, 2 Point Flag Design, Pennant, Punches 0.25-Inch by 0.25-Inch
- Flourish Square Paper Punch from EK Success
- Brother Sewing Machine
- No-Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect
- Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
When getting prepared for the Cluster Embellishment Tutorial I collected the items I knew I wanted to use. First I imported the Calico Collage images into the Silhouette software. Adjusted the size and created cut lines. Printed the images and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo 3. While I was cutting I also cut squares and circles for the mats on my Cricut. Handy to have two different machines so I could get done fast. lol
Using papers from my stash, some I’ve had for years, I then proceeded to use the Flourish Square paper punch and create shapes for bases.
The tuck spot or journal card was made using a scrap of Kraft Cardstock. Distress Ink, frayed burlap was applied to the edges, then overstamped with a script rubber stamp for a background.
Lace was sewn down the side and then the elements I wanted to use were arranged on top. Adding stitches with a sewing machine gives each the handmade look and a bit of charm.
Little words were added to tell a story. In the past, I wouldn’t put words as I didn’t have any and then I realized I could make my own!
Have fun using your stash and making little cluster embellishments. Hope you enjoyed the Cluster Embellishment Tutorial today!
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