Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Citrus Twist Tutorial

Wow.  When I accepted my design team position at Citrus Twist, I thought I would have a little bit of time to figure out how everything went.  Nope not the case.  First month as a team member and I have the first post of the month.  I was just a little bit nervous! Ha.

So here I am, sharing my first sneak of July's Main and Embellishment Kits with a look at how I created this 8.5 x 11 layout.


Starbursts can sometimes be a little time consuming, especially when you want to use multiple patterned papers.  Luckily, I recently ran across some advice (that you can find here) that simplified the process.  The basics of this starburst technique is to staple strips of patterned paper together, making you able to then fan the papers out into a desired arrangement without having to painstakingly cut and piece them together.  Since I wanted the starburst to radiate from the photo in two spots, I put together two bundles of paper strips using my standard stapler (I tried this with my Tiny Attacher, but found that the larger staple gave my strips more "mobility.")

Triumph 2

To make this already easy technique even easier, I decided to staple my strips of paper directly onto my background paper where my photo would be placed. I then played around with the arrangment and placed a little bit of glue along the strips to hold them down. Here is what the final placement looked like:

Triumph 1
I find that in most cases when layering paper and embellishment over staples, that staples can be a bit bulky.  To offset this, I applied pop dots to the patterned paper that I matted my picture with. 

Tutorial 4

Here are some closeups of the finished layout:

Tutorial 3

Tutorial 2

Sneak peaks of July's kits will continue up until the reveal on July 5th and for this month, Citrus Twist has two special offers going on!  New subscribers to either the Main or Pocket Life Kit will receive a free kit with their first order!  Free kits will only be available while supplies last. so don't wait too long ;).  For all our current subscribers, during the month of July, you can receive a $10 credit to the Citrus Twist Shop for each friend you refer who subscribes to the Main or Pocket Life kit.  To see the details for these great offers and to check out sneaks of July's kits, visit the Citrus Twist Blog!


1 comment:

  1. Oh, that's nerve wrecking! You did great, awesome dea to point out radiating the cuts like that.