Monday, September 22, 2014

Journey Layout

Hey scrapping friends!
I have been super busy lately getting my school photos up to date.  My eldest boy is in year 11 and has just been offered an apprenticeship at the end of the year so he will be leaving and I still have so many school photos to scrap.
Anyway here is my layout.

Here's how I created this simple layout.
I first stamped my background with a few different stamps and different colour inks to give it a layered look.

I then cut my papers from the 12 x 12 Sew Jo Paper Pad.  These pads have lots of sewing themes on them but I love using the ruler and the other sheets for the boys school pages as they are getting older.
Here is how I created the cog border.  I cut 2 from the Cog Border die out of cereal boxes. 

I then inked them with VersaMark ink and embossed with a gold embossing powder.  You can see from the photo that they turned out a little shiny.

To tone it down a little, just very gently swipe over it with black inked sponge dauber.

I then heat set it too and let the embossing powder really bubble up.

To finish off my page I tucked a doily underneath my photos.  This is the new Splendour die.  Yep I know its a boy page but I can't help myself when it comes to these lovely doily dies!

I kept my title simple by using Journey die and adhering it to a tag that I cut using the Cameo decorative die.  The tag was cut from Core-inations card and sanded back.  I popped this all on mounting foam and tucked a flourish from the swirl die just underneath.

I love how these papers just worked for school photos now that the children are getting older.

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Couture Cards

Hi everyone! 

Today I have some cards to share with you using some of the new release dies and also the new larger embossing folders. 

For my first card I have used some core-dinations cardstock and embossed with the Great Dandelions embossing folder.  I then sanded back the top layer to show the core.

Using the Fancy Frame die from The Treasures collection, cut on from black cardstock.  I then used the 3D foam squares and loaded up the back of the frame so I could raise this off my card.

To give my card a little sparkle, using my finger, I spread some Crystalina Glitzin Glamour all over the die.  Just spread it very thinly so it doesn't warp your paper.
Finish it off with a stamped sentiment die cut with the Victorian Rectangle Nesting Dies, a blossom and also so leaves trimmed from the Lucky Tree die.  I also added a few self adhesive pearls to the centre of my embossed flowers.

My last two cards I have used the Damask Delight Paper Pad.
I embossed a piece of pink paper from the pad using the Small Dots Embossing Folder
Using the Memories Set Die I cut one out of black cardstock and the other using some co-ordinating paper from the paper pad and then cut them in half and nested them  together.

This large embossing folder is FANTASTIC for cards!  It has a few different sayings on.  It is called Sayings and is a definite must for card makers!  I embossed this on white cardstock and then using my Victorian Rectangles Nesting Dies cut out my sentiment.  I then left my paper in the die and gently inked around the edges .  Finish with a blossom and a couple of banners underneath my raised tag.

I then left my paper in the die and gently inked around the edges .  A blossom on the corner and my card is complete!

My last card, I have tucked a doily cut from the Splendour die between my papers at the corner of my card.

I have then used the same embossing folder and used a different saying.  This time I gently rubbed over the embossed area with a dauber and ink.  I then matted it on to a another piece of paper cut from the Rectangle Scallop die.

To "fancy up" my focal point, I added some chipboard flourishes from our good friends at Imaginarium Designs.  I covered them with a little gesso and then gently used a pink ink pad over the top.  I finished it off with a little rose and some self adhesive gemstones.

Thanks for popping by.

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