In my November gallery, I created a layout called "Fall" using a reverse applique technique for my maple leaves. I'm going to create a card using this technique to show how easy it is to create fun texture to your projects.
Begin by planning your design and trimming out your papers. I am creating a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card and trimmed my patterned papers. This reverse applique is going to use a circular shape so I was able to utilize punches, but as in my "Fall" layout, you could always trim shapes with a rotary blade.
After you have punched out the shape you want to use, take the brown paper bags your Studio Calico kits come in, and punch or trim out a shape that is larger than the punched shape you already created.
After trimming the circles from the packaging, scrunch the circles. Finish by flattening them out, and then sandwiching them between the patterned paper and the cardstock base. Even after flattening them, they still have a fun scrunched texture.
Finish by adhering and then stitching down your design.
I added the new veneer alpha shapes after misting them with Calico mist.
Have fun creating texture in your designs. I can't wait to see this technique on your layouts!