Monday, 26 September 2016

C88 Floral Dreams Collection
Tags
by Ewelina Gryglak



For this tag you will need:

Blossom paper C88 007
Melody paper C88 002
Stencil DS 055 C88 range
Chipboard die-cut MAKE A WISH DC88 007
Chipboard die-cut BIRD BATH DC88 013
Other: matching colour card tags, texture paste, floral bristle, lace, pink and white ink, 3d double-sided foam tape, glue, glitter and mica flakes

Instructions:

STEP 1:
Your base is a tag made from colour card that matches the C88 007 and 002 papers. From Blossom paper C88 007, cut out a slightly smaller tag that you will glue onto the base tag. I traced the original tag on the paper and then cut it 2mm from the inside line. This is your first layer.

STEP 2:
Using Stencil DS 055 C88 range and texture paste (you can mix it with the pink ink to add colour), make a ‘stamp’ on the background. Sprinkle both white and pink ink all over the tags to add colour and texture. Leave to dry.

STEP 3:
Colour the Chipboard die-cuts MAKE A WISH DC88 007 and BIRD BATH DC88 013 to match your colour theme (I used white ink to make it stand out). Leave it to dry.

STEP 4:
Cut out individual flowers and a fairy from the Melody paper C88 002.

STEP 5:
Attach the fussy cut floral elements to the tags using 3d double-sided foam. Then add the chipboards – attach the same way.

STEP 4:
To finish, stick threads of floral bristle under the embellishments; dab glue randomly all over the tags and sprinkle glitter and mica flakes to add more texture and some sparkle.




C85 Shabby Rose Collection
12x12 scrap page ‘Bike ride’
By Ewelina Gryglak




For this layout you will need:

Romantic Panels paper C85 003
Romantic Door paper C85 004
Chipboard die-cut BIKE DC85 012
Stencil DS 049 C85 range
Other requirements:  clear matte gesso, white gesso, texture paste and burlap net ribbon (to use as a stencil), amber, black and white acrylic inks, green and coral gouache paint, double-sided tape, glue

Instructions:

STEP 1:
Your base page is Romantic Panels paper C85 003, using the floral side. To make sure the wet mediums don’t soak through the page, prime it with a layer of clear matte gesso (that will make it waterproof but will not fade out the original paper design).
To make the area around the photo faded so that the layers are easily visible and more effective, use a thin layer of white gesso. Let it dry (or use a dryer if you’re impatient like me).

STEP 2:
Mix texture paste with light green gouache paint and add to the page through a burlap net ribbon – this will create first layer of texture and colour. Aim for it to be mainly in the area where you will attach your paper cluster and the photo but you can also add it randomly in corners or edges of the page.

STEP 3:
Using green and coral gouache add colour on top of the stencil – spray it like a mist and let it run across the page.

STEP 4:
Using the Stencil Stencil DS 049 C85 range and texture paste, add a bicycle stamps to the upper part of the area where your cluster will be. Leave to dry.

STEP 5:
While the page with the wet mediums is drying, make your paper cluster. Cut Romantic Door paper C85 004 into strips and arrange into a frame for your photo. I distressed some of the edges – not all of them. Attach the cluster to the page.

STEP 6:
Sprinkle black and white acrylic inks, and green and coral gouache paint all over and around the cluster. Leave to dry.

STEP 7:
Paint the Chipboard die-cut BIKE DC85 012 using white gesso. Once dry, separate the frame from the design.

STEP 8:
Attach the chipboard and the photo to the page.



Done!





Botanic Flowers Shaker Tag by Dana Tatar
FabScraps Mother Earth Collection C86


To create this tag you will need:

Mother Earth Butterfly Script (C86 006)
Mother Earth Botanic Flowers Chipboard (C86 015)
Chipboard Frame - Shabby Rose Mirror Frame Chipboard (DC85 008)
FabScraps Brown Ribbon
Kraft Tag
Vellum
Lace
Jute String (White)
Seed Beads (Green)
Glitter Glue
Dye Ink (Brown, Orange)
Acrylic Paint (White)
Alcohol Ink (Orange)
Sewing Machine
Stapler

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of Mother Earth Butterfly Script patterned paper to fit the front of the kraft tag. Cut a slightly smaller piece of vellum to fit inside the Butterfly Script patterned paper. Glue a piece of lace to the right side of the kraft tag. Glue the Butterfly Script tag piece onto the front of the kraft tag. Use a sewing machine to stitch the vellum to the front of the tag, leaving the top corner of the vellum unstitched. Fill the opening between the Butterfly Script tag base and the vellum with seed beads. Stitch the corner of the vellum tag shut, sealing the beads inside the tag.

2. Color the chipboard frame with orange dye ink. Cover the frame with a coat of glaze. Let dry. Splatter the dandelions from the Mother Earth Botanic Flowers Chipboard with watered-down white acrylic paint. Let dry. Staple both the chipboard frame and the chipboard flowers to the front of the tag.

3. Splatter orange alcohol ink over the vellum.

4. Tie a length of brown ribbon through the hole at the top of the tag. Distress the ends of the ribbon. Tie a bow made of white jute string around the ribbon at the top of the tag.


5. Cut three butterflies from the Mother Earth Butterfly Script patterned paper. Glue to the front of the tag. Apply glitter glue to the butterfly wings.





Berrylicious Canvas by Dana Tatar
FabScraps Mother Earth Collection C86



For this project you will need:

3x3 Stretched Burlap Canvas
Mother Earth Berrylicious (C86 007)
Mother Earth Berry Bliss (C86 008)
Mother Earth Clear Stickers (ST86 001)
Mother Earth Botanic Flowers Chipboard (DC86 015)
Pearl - Fabscraps Silver Embellishment - Oyster Shell (E7 069)
FabScraps Brown Ribbon
Green Paper Leaf
Brown Wire
Glaze
Dye Ink (Green, Brown)
Adhesive Foam

Directions:

1. Apply Mother Earth Clear Stickers to the 3x3 canvas.

2. Cut berry branches from the Berrylicious and Berry Bliss patterned papers. Add glaze to the berries. Let Dry.

3. Apply green dye ink to the leaf sprig from the Botanic Flowers Chipboard. Glue the chipboard leaf to the bottom left corner of the canvas.

4. Glue a green paper leaf to the top right corner of the canvas. Wrap brown wire around a pencil to curl. Attach the wire to the top right corner of the canvas.

5. Arrange the cut berry branches into a pleasing arrangement that fits the canvas in a diagonal direction from top right corner to bottom left corner. Separate the layers of cut branches with adhesive foam to create dimension. Glue the berry branches to the canvas.

6. Cut the "Berrylicious" word from the name strip on the Berrylicious patterned paper. Color the edges of the word with brown dye ink. Glue the word to the bottom right corner of the canvas.


7. Wrap a length of brown ribbon around the edge of the canvas and tie in a bow. Remove the pearl from the Oyster Shell Metal Embellishment and glue to the center of the bow.


C86 Mother Nature Collection 
Oh so Peaceful by Bev Code





FOR THIS LAYOUT YOU WILL NEED:

Paper; C86 Mother Nature Collection, Wild Olives 005, Berry Bliss 008 Butterfly Script 006
Stencil: DS 052 Branches of Leaves
Sticker: ST86 001 post cards
Metals: E6 008 assorted 
Chipboard: DC86 005
Marker: copic
Die: My Memory Box 
Other: cardstock, flowers Petaloo, Forever in Time, Lace


INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP #1:  Most often when creating a layout the best starting point is grabbing lots of matching coordinating and contrasting papers with lights, darks and a mix of prints along with some accenting cardstock. These papers should match well with the photo(s) you have pulled to work with.

STEP #2: I like to layer the papers to see what looks the best … on top of each other... then lay the photos on top to see what looks the best.

STEP #3: When you have a rough idea then I decide on the background and often cut pieces of different shapes and sizes to get the most out of the papers that will be behind the photos. Inking the edges helps them pop where the changes are made. (if you’re like me and don't glue down right away my tip to you is to take a photo of what you liked so when you pull it apart to start gluing from the bottom up.. you can view your photo for reference). 

STEP #4: with the background roughly done I like to lay the photos back on and see how things look to the eye. Lots of time you now need some stenciling with a pop of colour, or a die cut shape to pop with both colour and design. These often give the photos a base to hold them together. For this page I added dark green stenciling and some die cut shapes from cardstock.



STEP #5: The title is chosen and for this on I copic coloured the chipboard Oh so Peaceful. 

STEP #6: I chose a few accent options and played with them moving them around and rearranging them until they fit. For this page I chose some great metals in a floral and leaves along with some burlap accents with a lace bow to for clusters in 2 sections of the page.



STEP #7: There was a fab postcard sticker that went great in the title section as part of a clustered section. 

STEP #8: The outer section of chipboard off the title was copic coloured and was used to behind the one photo.... one photo was matted for pop of colour and ... one was left plain. 


STEP #9: Sometimes I lay all the embellishments out and move them around until I get the appearance I like… take a photo then start the gluing process. 

Just remember pages should showcase the photos, tell a story and preserve memories for the future to share.







C87 Journey in Time Collection 
Birthday Card by Bev Code




FOR THIS CARD YOU WILL NEED:

Paper: C87 Journey in Time Collection and Card Kit 
Other: Cardstock, SRM stickers, twine, brad, micron black pen
Sketch: Feeling Sketchy

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP #1: Pull all the possible prints of paper you have in mind. Choose an accent from the card kit. I am using a sketch from Feeling Sketchy but you can create using whatever inspires you. I liked this design because of the diagonal design and the tag. 

STEP #2: I started by shaping the diagonal, the tag and a background.

STEP #3: I wanted an added background for more colour and depth and then I pulled the bicycle print to form the diagonal border of bikes. It was a perfect match. I also found the die cut car in the card kit.

STEP #4: I assembled without gluing to be sure I didn't was to add anything else. It was basically what I liked so I put it together. I always work on a single sheet base and after the card is designed I add the front to the full card base.

STEP #5: By making the single card front to apply to base 1st it allows you to add some accents like the twine wrapped around and the brad .... both went either around or through the single and make applying to the card base easy.

STEP #6: I added the additional SRM stickers, alpha, sentiment and black pen doodled around the tag. 

This collection is great for travel… but I am loving it also for some masculine cards that suit so many occasions.  

Thanks for joining me today. 




Shine bright little diamond
By Ada Nicholls


Requirements:

Photos:  1 x 10 ¼ x 7 ¼’’ landsxccape and 3 x 3’’ squared. – Matt all these on plain grey and light turquoise cardstock.
Paper – C88 Collection:
2 x C88 005 – Blue and black dots
2 x C88 006 – Fairy script
3 x plain grey cardstock
2 x plainlight light turquoise paper.
Chipboard : 1 x DC 003 – Magical moments – paint it light turquoise.
Stencils : ST 008 Butterfly    
Embellishments : Flowers.
Extras : Embossing glitter paste or texture paste and powder glitter. Microbeads (turquoise)   

Matting:  When matting add ¼” extra on each colour you matt with ie: photo size 4 x 6– matting 4 ¼ x 6 ¼”and so on.

Instructions:

Left page:
1.     Use the plain grey as the background page.
2.    Use the blue and black dot and cut it to 11 ¾ x 11 ½’’. Stick on the grey against the right edge.
3.    Use the fairy script paper and cut it to 11 x 10’’. Stick it on the right against the right edge and making sure at the same time it is in the centre.
4.    Use the large photo and cut a piece on the right off 1 ¼’’ including the matting.
5.    Stick the large piece on the right edge and keep the thin piece for the other page.
6.    Add  1 small photo on the left overlapping the other photo.
7.    Fussy cut flowers from the  blue pattern sheet.
8.    Arrange on the page as shown on the picture.
9.    Add micro beads in the centre.
10. Use stencil and mask on the left bottom. (If you only have texture paste and powder glitter – mask and then immediately pour the glitter on the paste – leave on it to dry and then shake the excess off).
11.  Add the flowers.

Right page:
1.     Use the plain grey as the background page.
2.    Use the blue and black dot and cut it to 11 ¾ x 11 ½’’. Stick on the grey against the left edge.
3.    Use the fairy script paper and cut it to 11 x 10’’. Stick it on the left against the left edge and making sure at the same time it is in the centre.
4.    Use the large photo and cut a piece on the right off 1 ¼’’ including the matting.
5.    Stick the thin piece of the photo and stick against the left edge lining it up with the previous page.
6.    Add  1 small photo on the left overlapping the thin photo and add the other next to it.
7.    Fussy cut flowers from the  blue pattern sheet.
8.    Arrange on the page as shown on the picture.
9.    Add micro beads in the centre.
10. Use stencil (the large butterfly) and mask on the top right. (If you only have texture paste and powder glitter – mask and then immediately pour the glitter on the paste – leave on it to dry and then shake the excess off).
11.  Add the flowers.
12. Add the title.

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