Thursday, 30 May 2019

The Best Thing To Hold On To

Hello everyone! I am sharing a mixed media layout that I have created using a technique which is something that I admire in other crafters. I have mixed feelings with how my projects turn out when I use mists in my background, but I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and create something in a different style. 
One thing that I have discovered that when using mists, is that I find it very difficult to control how much mist goes onto my background when I spray it OR having the mist land where I would like it to go. In my layout (after preparing my paper with clear and then white gesso). I applied the mist straight from the bottle with a paintbrush. I had control of where and how much colour I used.
Once I had added my colour, I could start add my layers of paper. I inked the edges and used mounting foam for definition. I also place the mounting foam only in the centre of the papers in case I want to tuck something in later.
I print my photos at home for my layouts. By adjusting the filter or adding a filter to my photo, it also adds to the overall feel I wanting to capture. As the tones of this collection are muted, I toned things down in my photo.
The collectables provide so many wonderful embellishments to each collection. I always open my packet and pull out what I want to use and go from there. You can tuck them in and behind your papers to add layers and interest to your layout.

I hope that my thoughts and discoveries may help you try to step outside of your comfort zone when you decide to create next. I hope my suggestions about mists might encourage you to try and use them on a card or even on your next layout!

 To download full step by step instructions, visit the Kaisercraft blog.
To purchase any of the products used, visit your local stockist or visit the Kaisercraft online store.

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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Birthday Card Ideas

Stuck for some card ideas? Look no further. Here are two birthday cards that use dies, flowers and gorgeous papers from the With Love Collection. Handmade cards always give any recipient joy and a feeling of how special they are. Having cards in your stash ready to go is always a bonus!

To showcase the birthday greeting, I framed it with some handmade flowers which I made using Kaisercraft artfoam. I also added some pearls to accent the frame which is detailed. The coloured collectables are a great addition of adding layers and details to any creation.

If you would like to create these flowers, click here to view the full tutorial.

This card has a similar design as the previous except by changing some of the elements, it has a completely different look. The frame was created by using glitter cardstock. The birthday wishes stamp was accented with the glitter and once again the glitter was used as one of the mats.

I hope that today you have some ideas and some inspiration of how you can create some birthday cards to give or to have in your stash, ready to have on hand for that special someone when they are celebrating a birthday. 

If you would like to purchase any of the products from this collection, be sure to visit your local stockist or visit the Kaisercraft online store.

If you would like to make these cards, visit the Kaisercraft blog and download the full instructions.

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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Tags ~ Spring Flowers

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing two tags. Meg's Garden has a new collection called Art Tags. They are a collection of tags that you cut out and embellish.

To create my first tag, I cut out one tag then traced around it onto some chipboard to add some stability. I inked the edges using walnut stain distress ink and used a TCW stencil for some texture. I also used some papers from the Spring Flowers Collection to embellish.

For my second tag I once again reinforced my tag with some chipboard. I had this chipboard frame from an earlier release and I felt it coordinated beautifully with one of the Spring Flowers papers. I altered it using some embossing powder.

I used a combination of blooms and lace to add a vintage feel to this tag.
Using the ticket labels also adds to the vintage feel of the tag. I used foam tape to adhere
 it to the tag for extra dimension.


Paper: Art Tags, Spring Flowers
Other: TCW Mini ledger, Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Modelling Paste, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze Embossing Powder, Doily, Chipboard Frame, Flowers

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