I've been playing with this "eating away" technique for a few months now, where I use the BIA to "eat away" at the edges of paper to create an interesting effect. The first page I did this on was this page about Matt I did as a class at Desert Scrapper's Retreats in Palm Desert in September:
Everyone has been buying all of these Martha Stewart border punches to make a "spooky fence". Well, not me. Though I love Martha's borders, I could not think of something else to use that spooky fence for besides Halloween. And that would make it a uni-tasker so it's a "no-no".
I figured I could use my BIA for the same effect so I cut some Doodlebug Flocked Cardstock into strips and started "eating away" at the edges with the BIA. Here's the result:
The full product supply list and details can be found on the Zutter Zisters website in my gallery.
I actually lifted this layout design from one Anne Fisher and I designed for our "Twenty Pages In A Day" class earlier this Fall. So that makes two lessons for today:
- Don't buy uni-taskers. Luckily, the Bind-It-All is a multi-tasker!
- If a layout design ain't broke, keep using it!