This is a lo of me and my hubby. We took a Carnival cruise to Cancun, Calica, and Cozumel. On this night, we got dressed up in our formals and dined on Lobster and Steak like royalty. It was a night I will never forget!
For the embellishments I did a paper suading technique for the photo mats. I cut up a fish net and added shells and starfish. I found some antique sailor buttons at a flea market, and I made the stick pin. Also I used Lidia's tutorial for dried roses.
After it is ran through the crimper, use your straightening tool (paint brush, pencil, whatever you have laying around). Run the tool all over the paper, pinching it between your finger and the tool. This helps to seperate the core in the middle. Continue to work it all over all the way to the edge. ***When you are finished you will see the paper start to seperate at the edges.
Also on this lo, I created this dried rose using the wonderful tutorial by the beautiful Lidia of Breaking Barriers! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!