Hello my scrappy friends! I’m sharing my last layout using up nearly all of my November Clique Kit, Homecoming. I used the pretty floral background from Lemon Owl and added a pretty pink ink to the edges from Close To My Heart. Yes, that is a lot of pink…. but think about what it would look like on a boy page in blue, yellow or gray! Doesn’t that look cool!
Next, I wanted to tone down the middle of the paper so I added some Gesso by painting across the section I wanted dulled down. After letting it dry, I began adding some layers of papers I had left over from other layouts. When I was finished adding my layers, I decided to add some more inking in the form of masking! I used these fabulous gold leaf stickers from Pretty Little Studio and included in the Homecoming Kit! They are awesome! To use them as a mask I stuck my finger on the back a few times to reduce some of the stickiness then put them onto my page where I wanted to use them as a mask. After doing so, I used my Tim Holtz ink blending tool to rub the ink over the stickers, pealed them off and ta-da!! You can do this with any type of sticker in your stash!!
Here are some more close ups for you! At the angle below you can really see the gold leaves and the masked areas on the layout. This is a great way to add more visual interest to your layout or even a card without adding a lot of extra embellishments.
Thank you for spending your time with me today! I hope I inspired you to create a project and use a mask!! Try it out!!
Here is a link to our Clique Kits November Kit ~ Homecoming... HERE. Also, did you know that all of our past Clique Kits in stock are currently available for purchase at an additional 50% off now through December 1st!! Just use coupon code CKSANTAKIT at check out my friends and grab one or two of these before they sell out!!
Tomorrow is also the last day of my Etsy Stop wide 60% off Holiday Sale! Just use code HOLIDAY60 on any order $15.00 or more to get a whomping 60% off!! That’s including all holiday items like Advent Calendars, sequins, treat bag kits and more! Don’t delay, some quantities are getting low! You click HERE to go right there.
Remember even during this super busy season, do something creative today!
Happy, Happy Saturday my scrappy friends!! I’m sharing a fun mini album today using the Close To My Heart Chantilly papers and my the exclusively CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I love making special little gifts for those special people in my life and mini’s like this are my fav! I’ll get right to it with lots of pictures to share today.
I created this fun mini for my mother in law Dolly for her sister Elaine’s visit last week. I cut my mini album pages using my Cricut Artiste Cartridge, inked lots of the edges and started piling on the layers!
Check out how I added the 4×4 Instagram pictures. I reinforced all the mini album holes with my Crop-a-dile and the large eyelets. I reinforced the holes for the photos the same way. I don’t know about some of you, but when I first started scrapbooking I bought hoards of eyelets and now hardly use them. Ok ladies, dig into that stash and use them!
I added texture of a bunch of the die cuts and pockets by running them through my Sizzix Texture Boutique. I love the extra details the dry embossing adds to die cut or any element you want to adhere to your project! Plus, it’s so fun to actually USE those tools and look so pretty just sitting there 🙂
I included a few pockets & a bunch of shipping tags also. They’re fun interactive elements that Dolly can write on or add more pictures herself.
And you should always ‘bring up the rear’ and do something pretty on the back of your mini album too! I just stamped a simple sentiment from CTMH and adhered it with more Chantilly papers.
And, you’re done! That was a lot of pictures to go through, whew! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own mini album with whatever supplied to you have on hand & use your Cricut and embossing tools!!
It’s been a fun three days of sharing my new Close To My Heart Projects. I think I’m sharing my favorite project today, saving the best for last! Today, I’m sharing how I stamp with paints. It’s pretty easy actually. All you need are your stamps (wood mounted, acrylic or cling), a foam brush and some acrylic paints.
I started with the lovely Chantilly paper set and the June SOTM; A Flowering Bunch. This stamp set is very fitting for this time of year, don’t you think?! First, I layed out my papers and cardstock with my picture. I used a 4×4″ Instagram picture of our daughter, Sari. I just love this dress and matching headband! I wanted to break up the color with some black and white, but not TOO much. I added some torn pieces of the black and white script paper from the For Always paper set. It also seemed to help ‘tell a story’ about this photo with the script writing. I like to look for things like that to add into my layouts.. just a tip for you there!
Next, I stamped a bunch of floating flowers that lead from the edges of my layout, into my focal point. I adorned most of the flowers with someCTMH Clear Sparkles and the Chantilly Fabric Badges. These are very similar to vintage buttons, only they are adhesive backed and ready to adorn your scrapbook page or any other project you have in mind.
I love this flowering border stamp, but I didn’t want to stamp it black or color in all the petals and leaves either. This scrapper has to find ways to create her layouts fast!! Any workin’ Mamas out there can relate, I’m sure. So, instead I stamped the border with white acrylic paint. You can see that I layered different pieces around my photo. You can goHERE to learn how to create easy layers on your projects. NOTE: I wash off my stamps right away so the paint doesn’t dry in all the crevices.
Thank you for spending your precious time with me today. I hope you’ll stop over at Lynn and Kim’s blogs too. Their projects are always so inspiring! Also, remember, leave a comment on each of our blogs for your change to win some fabulous blog candy from our Krafty leader Lynn Darda! That candy is the double-stamp set “It’s Your Day” and card kit. It’s easy to win, just visit each of the three blogs listed and leave a comment on each one. I’d love for you to join my blog by entering your email in the right sidebar, but that is not necessary to win. Winner will be announced at From My Bungalow on Sunday. Here’s the prize Lynn is giving away to one lucky winner!
Now, hop over to Kim and Lynn’s blogs and leave them a little love!