The grommet tool is really fun for creating dimension and interest to your pages. I love using the grommets to frame pictures, paper and even other embellishments on my layouts. In this particular layout I used it to create a shape that mimicked the heart drawn on my layout. Here are a few quick steps that make using the grommet tool a little easier.
- Grommets come in all shapes but the inside size is always a circle, so it makes it much easier finding things to go inside.
- Cut your paper/pictures into a circle first and place it inside of the grommet (just inside of the grommet prongs) instead of putting the actual prongs through the picture or paper. That way there are no “indention” marks on my “framed’ object.
- Use the grommet prongs on the back of the grommet to go through the layout background paper, you are placing it on, to hold the grommet in place.
- Create shapes using the grommets or to follow a path (like a curve or a circle) with the grommets too. Since there are so many different sizes, shapes and colors, the possibilities are endless!