Monday, March 30, 2015

Scrapaholics Unite Session 2 Class 9

I had almost forgotten about this stamp set when I was looking for inspiration for this week's layout and saw another rainbow layout. The stamp set, Rain or Shine is from the Annual Inspirations 1 catalogue. I used multiple patterned papers from several B&T packs to create my paper rainbow. Using a Cricut cut of a cloud, I stamped the title onto it and I also stamped a sun on a circle to place behind it to emphasize the title. I also stamped the little rainbow, then colored it in with pencil crayons. I finished it off with heart shaped brads in multiple colors.    

Clouds and rain stamps on the block to create random stamp.

I created a custom background by placing the clouds and rain altogether on a block then stamped it in succession on the Whisper Grey paper using Whisper ink.  

Close up of background stamp.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scrapaholics Unite Session 2 Class 8

I was going through my stamps looking for a sentiment for a different layout when I saw this stamp and remembered that I really wanted to use it for a layout this session. This saying is from one of my favorite books called "Guess How Much I Love You". It is such a good book to read with your children. If you don't have it or have never read it, go get it now and be prepared to read it with some tissues. The You Rock paper is from eons ago, bit it fit so well with the stamp. I wanted the sentiment to be just a colorful as the paper so I used an ombre technique here. See the step by step instructions below. 

To finish off the layout, I used first, second and third generation stamping with a star stamp that overlaps. As well, I created a sunburst flourish with some rhinestone flourishes to bring some bling to the page.   

Step 1: Ink the stamp allover with the lightest colored ink (Goldrush)

Step 2: Ink the top 2/3 of the stamp with the 2nd darkest ink (Olive)
Step 3: Ink the top 1/3 of the stamp with the darkest ink (Indian Corn Blue)

Step 4: Stamp the sentiment as normal on cardstock.
Finished piece on the layout. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Scrapaholics Unite Session 2 Class 7

This layout will be different for each person attending class as I introduced the Picture My Life cards into this layout with the 4x6 paper on the right side. I chose a cute rainbow card, but the cards range from Happy Birthday to just a cute picture. I like that it brought in the Garden Green color to the Babycakes paper pack as some of my customers thought that the Chocolate, Slate (grey), Sunset (orange) and Buttercup (yellow) colors were too retro for their liking. The Garden Green brings in a softness and updates this paper pack a bit. I also brought some texture in by using Slate ribbon as the bottom pennant and I also added some cork circles to the top right. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Scrapaholics Unite Session 2 Class 6

I love this stamp set, it's the July Stamp of the month called Life is Wonderful. I've paired it with an old paper pack called Laughing Lola. It's got some great gold accents and swirls that I've accented by heat embossing the title and adding the flourish on top. If you like this stamp set as well, it's available to order during the month of July. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Scrapaholics Unite Session 2 Class 5

Yes I still have some of this bulk paper left! Some of my students who love winter layouts will definitely want this one. This is old paper from CTMH, but definitely one of their best designs and I have used it several times for classes, this is Aspen. I think that the colors are what works as well as the design. It makes this paper timeless and that is always desirable. The cuts are pretty simple, but the title is a bit more difficult. I've broken down the steps below in case you want to repeat it at home. To accent the layout, I found this great paper garland with sparkle circles on it and I just stamped some winter images along the bottom and made a pair of mittens from the Artist Cricut cartridge and adhered them using some grey and white bakers twine and 3D foam tape. This layout is all about the title so I hope you like it!

Step 1: Stamp title with dark color, I used Outdoor Denim
Step 2: Randomly stamp different snowflake stamps in 2nd darkest color, I used Twilight
Step 3: Stamp more random snowflakes using the lightest color, I used Crystal Blue
Step 4: Using a different and smaller snow flake stamp, stamp accent flakes using the accent color, I used Creme Brulee. I also used an even smaller snow flake stamp and did second generation stamping using Outdoor Denim to fill in some holes. 

Step 5: Cut out each letter and adhere to layout using 3D foam tape