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Scrapbooking Design Tip: Using Nuvo Drops to Create Rain Drops + New YouTube Video

Nuvo Drops have quickly become one of my favorite ways to add dimensional details to my scrapbook pages.

Supplies used - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned papers: Pink Paislee; Umbrella die cuts: Pink Paislee; Word stickers: Simple Stories: Computer font: Century Gothic and Cranberry Wine; Nuvo Jewel Drops: Tonic Studios: Embroidery floss: DMC

Usually I use Nuvo Drops just as they are, a rounded dimensional dot. However, lately I've been experimenting with them and finding different ways to manipulate them into different shapes.

One of my favorites was creating raindrops for a textured background on this layout. I used Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze because when they dry they look exactly like water drops. I knew they would be perfect for creating raindrops.

Here's how I created the raindrops:

1. First I used the Nuvo Drops to create a dot on my paper. You can experiment will all different sizes.

2. Then I used a needle and starting from the center of the dot, I pulled the needle through the drop to create the point for the top of the raindrop. You may have to do this a couple of times to get the point and shape you want.

I highly recommend that you do a few practice dots before you try one on your layout. It took me a few tries to get the hang of it.

If you need a visual tutorial, check out my latest video about Nuvo Drops! I show how to create these raindrops and other shapes like hearts, Mickey ears, and paw prints.

For the rest of the layout I used a sunburst design on the back and then used that square of raindrops to act as kind of a cloud over the sun. For my title I designed and created the quote on my Silhouette.

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