Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Start Your Day card for Scrapping Fun Kits

Good morning

Today I am sharing my second project using the July kit from Scrapping Fun Kits.

You can check the kit out here. And you can order the kit here.

There is a process video for this card on my YouTube channel here.

The photo below shows the card when it is open. Each front section is a Z fold.

This view shows the card with the left hand side closed and the right hand side open.

The card base is cut from white cardstock. It measures 10.5" x 5.25". I have scored it at 1 3/8" and 2 3/4" then flipped it and and scored at the same measurements on the other end.

Make a mountain fold first and then a valley fold. Repeat this for the other side of the card.

I cut a piece of patterned paper from the kit to 5" x 4.75", inked the edges and attached it to the middle section of the card.

Using Cheery Lyn "Chrysanthemum Strip" die, Couture Creations CO724161 flower die and a no brand flower die and the paper from the kit I cut enough flower layers to create 6 flowers.

Each of the flower layers was inked on the edges and rolled around my poke tool to give them some dimension. Using glue I layered the flowers on top of each other, staggering the petals. Crystal gems are attached to the centre of 4 of the flowers.

I used my Cottage Cuts Leafy Foliage die to cut some leaves, inked the edges and attached them amongst the flowers.

The flowers on the front of the card blended into the patterned paper the centre of the card too much for my liking so I cut a piece of white cardstock 5" x 2.75". I ink the edge of this and then attach it to the centre of the card. When the card is closed the flowers on the front of the card stand out much better.

The greeting is a Kaisercraft clear sticker from the "Inspirational" pack which I have cut into sections so it shows between the flowers when the card is closed. It is a generic greeting so I can use this card for any occasion. My hand written message will be written on the white panel beneath this greeting.

Thank you for spending some of your time here with me today

You can get your kit here.

Don't forget to check out the video here

Till next time

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Angkor Wat Layout for Scrapping Fun Kits

Good morning to all my scrappy friends

Today I am sharing a layout I created using the July kit from Scrapping Fun Kits. You can buy the kit here.

I have created a video showing the creative process for this page. You can see it on my YouTube channel here.

The July kit is inspired by the Frozen video etc having blues, purples, silver and white papers and elements. I have done an unboxing video for this kit. You can see what is in the kit here.

When I started this layout I did not really have a plan for it and I do change my mind about the layout as I progress.

I have used a 12" x 12" sheet of blue print and a 12" x 12" purple paper from my stash for the background. I do not know the brand of these as they were in a paper pack and I have thrown the packaging away.

I trimmed the purple paper down to 11.5" square and then cut the middle out of it leaving a 1" frame. My original plan was to have a 10.5" square sheet of white cardstock on top of this but I changed my mind and went with using the frame as it is.

I have used 2 blue and 1 purple paper from the kit to create the layers behind my photo. I also used a piece of the purple that I cut the frame out of.

For a little bit of interest I cut a fishtail from both ends of the purple paper from the kit.

I have backed my photo with purple tissue paper and torn the bottom edge of it

Using my sewing machine I stitched around all of the papers with black thread. I have also inked the edges of all of the patterned papers with black ink

I cut the doily from the kit in half and attached that to the background then layered the patterned papers onto the page using double sided tape.

There is a blue tag in the kit, I have stamped all over it with a Artee Stamps Simple Flower Trio stamp and some black ink and then run it through my BigShot with a Kaisercraft embossing folder. I then replaced the twine in the tag with some of the feathers wool that is in the kit and attached it to the layout, extending out from the right hand edge of the photo.

I added three decorative pins from my stash and a flower and flair from the kit.

There is some very pretty washi tape in the kit so I added a row of that to the bottom of the photo and attached two flowers and another flair from the kit to the bottom left of the photo.

For the title I have used American Crafts Remarks - Playtime alpha stickers. I wrote the date of the photo by hand.

I had planned on finishing the page here but it looked liked incomplete. I found the butterfly and star in my stash. I had made these some time ago and had not used them. They are heat embossed stamped images on glossy rainbow paper and they work beautifully with the colours on the layout. I cut the star in half and added that to the bottom left cluster and the butterfly was added to the cluster to the right of the photo.

That completed the layout.

Thank you for spending your time on my blog today.

Don't forget to pop over to Scrapping Fun Kits and check out the July kit. You can buy it here.

Also the process video can be seen here. If you enjoy the video please subscribe to my channel and share the video with your crafty friends.

Till next time

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

3 Cards using Background Dies

Hello Hello

Some time ago I went through a phase of buying background dies for cards. I bought the dies and promptly put them in with all of my other dies and forgot about them.

Well this week I got them out and decided to use them and these are the three cards I created.

You can see the process video here.

For the first card I used a no name die. It cuts two different shapes, the background which I have cut twice, once in pink and a second one in green, and the outline and border, which I have cut in white.
I cut the two background die cuts up so that the green was behind the leaves and the pink was behind the flowers and attached them to the white frame.

I used some mauve cardstock that had dots embossed on it for my card base. I cut the cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5", folded it in half making a  card base that is 4.25" x 5.5"

I have recycled the flowers that are attached,  from a purchased card I had received from my husband. I fussy cut them, inked around the edge and attached them to the left of the sentiment.

The sentiment is computer generated and then printed on normal printer paper. After I had trimmed it to the size I wanted I inked around the edges of it and mounted it on some of the same cardstock that the card base is made of. This was then attached to the card using foam squares.

The patterned paper I used on this card is a Kaisercraft paper from the Lavender Haze collection. There are some white flowers printed on the pink paper so I fussy cut some of these, inked around their edges and attached them to the inside of the card for a little added interest.

This next card is probably my favourite from this set but I have to warn you it is very time consuming.

I purchased the die from one of the local scrapbooking stores at a local papercraft fair. It does not have a brand on it.

I cut the die out of black cardstock and proceeded to back the flowers using scraps of paper from my huge stash of scraps. This is the part that took forever. I have backed cut files before but because they are generally bigger they are not as fiddly and do not take as long. You may notice that not all of the flowers have patterned paper behind them, that is because I got sick of doing it and decided that it looked good as it was.

I cut a piece of white cardstock to 9.5" x 5.75" and folded it down the middle to give me a 4.75" x 5.75" card because I wanted a 1/8th" white border all around my die cut.

I attached the backed die cut to the card base using glue.

The greeting is a Kaisercraft clear sticker from the Birthday Wishes pack. This was attached to a piece of white card stock, inked around the edges and attached to the card using foam squares.

I cut 6 x 1/2" wide strips of the patterned papers that I used to back the flowers. After inking the edges I attached them to the inside of the card at the top and bottom of the right hand side of the card, then trimmed them so they were the same size as the card.

I used a no nome flower die and the purple paper to cut a flower and attach that to the inside as well.

The last card in this series was created using water colour paper for the die cutting. I gave the watercolour paper a coat of white Gesso and let it dry before cutting 2 pieces using the die.

The water colours I used are Semco brand. One set is a pearlescent set and I have used that on top of some of the flowers as a shiny highlight. I have used at least two colours on each of the sections of the die cut and blended them together with water as I went.

I have cut the butterfly and the flowers out of one of the die cuts and used foam squares to attach them over the top of the bottom layer. This makes the flowers and butterfly raised and the leaves and stems flat against the card base.

I have cut some white cardstock to 8.5" x 6.25", folded this in halves and made a 4.25" x 6.25" card.

I then cut a piece of black cardstock to cover the front panel of the card, and a piece of white cardstock that is 4" x 6" to attach the coloured die cut to.

These were all then layered onto the card base.

The sentiment is another of my computer generated greetings which has been cut to size, inked around and attached to a piece of black cardstock before being added to the card front.

The final touches to this card are the addition of some gems to the centre of the flowers and some Glossy Accents to the butterfly body.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my card making process,. Don't forget to check out the video here.

Thank you for spending your time here with me today

Till next time

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Art Journal Page - Today I Choose Joy

Good morning friends

My art journal page today is a very bright one.

You can see the process video on my YouTube channel here.

The inspiration for this page came from Pinterest.

I wanted to create a page that had a very bright background with a detailed white design on it.

I am working on my ring bound journal which is 8.25" x 8.75". I have given the page a coat of 13 arts Gesso then after it had dried I applied an assortment of acrylic paints with a sponge. Some of the paint was smeared on and some was pounced on. The colours were applied in a random manner until I had the look that I was after.

Using the 3 circle stamp from Dylusions Anatomy of A Page stamp set I stamped randomly around the page with both Stazon Jet Black ink and Encore Gold ink.

Nest step was to lightly stamp with Kaisercraft's Chicken Wire stamp and Jet Black Stazon ink.

The white focal design was made using a Kaisercraft stencil, I think it is called Doily but not sure as I have thrown the packaging away, and some Mont Marte Modelling Paste. This dries white so was ideal for making the design stand out from the background and for adding some texture to the page.

A Sharpie Fine Line permanent marker was used to outline the whole design.

Using some gold acrylic paint, which I watered down I added some splatters over the whole page and then some Navy splatters were added to the area where the white design was not.

I have a couple of fineline bottles that I keep watered down acrylic paint in, in both black and white. I used these to put a border around the page and then went around the outside of the page with a Kaisercraft black ink pad for some extra definition.

The final step was to trim the computer generated quote that I had printed on normal printer paper, attach it to the page with Aleen's Original Tacky Glue.

To help this blend in with the page I used my Fudeball black pen to draw around the edge of the quote and then my Stabillo All black pencil and a wet brush to add some shading behind the quote.

Don't forget you can see the whole process over on my YouTube channel here.

Thank you for spending your time with me today
I hope you like the video if you watch it and subscribe to my channel.

Till next time

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Scrapbooking Layout "Beautiful August 2018"

Good morning to you.

Thanks for joining me here on my blog.

I have created a layout to share with you today. You can watch the video here if you want all of the details.

I was going for a minimalistic look with this layout but didn't get as minimalistic as I had in mind. Having said that I am more than happy with the way the layout has turned out. That's what happens all too often isn't it, we start off with one idea and then it takes on a life of it's own and something completely different happens.

I have used some Dylusion Ink Sprays (Vibrant Turquoise, Squeezed Orange and Rose Quarts) to splatter in a vertical line down the middle of the white background.

Then using an assortment of small stamps and a bright pink no brand ink pad, and Archival Ink pads in Tiger Lily and Black I stamped down the middle of the background in the same area as the splatters.

I cut my patterned papers next. Kaisercraft Blue Bay and Fiesta 6.5" papers pads along with Paper Pleasure Plus - Bubble Hearts were my choice for this layout. The patterned paper pieces on this layout are so small you would be able to take the opportunity to use up some of your scraps.

Once I had inked around the edges of all of the papers I attached them to the layout.

I filed around the edge of the photo, which I had trimmed to 4" x 4", with an emery board and attached that to the layout using some craft foam to give the photo some height.

The doodling around each element was done with a Uniball Eye Micro black pen. One of my favourite pens for this type of thing.

The chipboard title has been painted with acrylic paint in a colour to go with the layout and attached with glue. This too has a doodled border.

Using the two turquoise papers and my Kaisercraft DD501 Arrows die I cut some arrows and attached them so they were pointing to the photo from both sides.

I had some embossed foiled heart stickers in pink and orange that I added around the photo.

A Martha Stewart Around the Page heart punch was used to punch some tiny hearts from a piece of turquoise paper and they were added to the cascade of embellishments tumbling down the centre of the layout.

Final touch was to add a few dabs with my Pearl Pens in pink, white and black. This added both colour and texture.

Thanks again for spending some of your day here with me today

Don't forget to check out the video here

Till next time