Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fabulous Cork Tutorial!

Hi ladies (and any gents reading this as well!) Tara blogging today with a fantastic tutorial using cork.  Who would have thought that this great medium could be used for scrapping as well!? 

The sheet included in the Scrap That! October Kit is perfectly thin enough to do just about anything you would want to do with a piece of paper.  I had so much fun experimenting with my cork and found the following cool uses:

As a matting behind a photo
Painted and used as a piece of background 'paper'
Stamped and cut out to use as an embellishment
Punched with any of your punches to create flowers, circles, etc
Punched with your border punches to create decorative trim

The possibilities are endless. I decided to take it one step further and see if I could create a 'fan flower' that everyone had been asking about in a few of my previous layouts.  Although a titch brittle when 'bent' the cork can be reinforced with a sheet of cardstock or patterned paper and transformed into a gorgeous fan flower as shown in my tutorial below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have fun creating your 'cork' blooms!!!


  1. lovely thanks for showing.

  2. Super awesome flower & tutorial..Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tara - this is fabulous!! I can't wait to try it!! TFS! :)