Sunday, March 26, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 6 Class 8

With spring break happening this week, Easter is right around the corner. This super cute bunny stamp set was the February stamp of the month. I paired it with the Dreamin' Big floral paper. For the title, I stamped it multiple times in Whisper gray and once in Poppy red to make it pop. I coloured in the flowers on the top border stamp to add some colour. I added accents to the patterned paper on the right side and then completed that side with the cute "There's nobunny like you" stamp. 
I have made this layout with an optional advanced technique which I detail in the steps below by stamping on Washi tape and then cutting out and placing on top of the original stamps. 

First, select washi tape that is wide enough for the portion of the stamp that will be cut out. 
Place the washi tape on wax paper and stamp the portion on the stamp onto it using archival black or Staz-on ink.

Cut out most of the stamp, leaving part of the image uncut. Then peel off of the wax paper and finish cutting the washi tape. If you do not remove the partially cut image prior to finishing the cutting, it makes it very hard to peel afterwards - I tested and tried and failed twice before realizing this so please heed my words!

Adhere the cut out piece directly on top of the fully stamped image. I'm loving the pattern and dimension these cute shirts lend my little rabbit family. 

This is the layout prior to adding the washi tape shirts. This is the easier layout and just as cute as it only requires stamping and a bit of colouring on the top border of the flowers. I should mention I forgot to add the buttons prior to taking the picture so please be aware that the buttons are still part of the layout. As an alternative, you can also stamp Happy Spring instead of Happy Easter or another saying. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 6 Class 7

I think that everyone has some Stampede pictures stashed somewhere in their piles of photo's. What better way to showcase them than on this super cute western layout. This used a combination of some paper packs and cardstock without overpowering the layout. I also always enjoy using Kraft paper for the base pages, it give a rustic feel to the layout. I used the Old West Cricut cartridge for the title Saddle Up and the pocket handkerchief. The stitched detailing on the pocket was done by using a white gel pen and a couple of silver brads and a folded over piece of washi tape. The handkerchief is tucked inside the pocket to be used as hidden journaling and just slides out to reveal the tale. To complete the layout, I stamped a lace image, added a washi tape pennant and a wooden star in the bottom right, I then used a blue pen and drew on stitches around the patterned paper and the handkerchief to tie everything together.
The handkerchief journaling piece outside of the pocket. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 6 Class 6

The more I look at this layout, the more versatile it becomes to me. I used 3 different paper packs left over from previous classes to create this layout but used the stamp sets to really set the theme. Instead of a road trip, this could also be a great overseas layout such as Europe. Because of the scrabble paper and the lettering, just change the stamp set and title used and it would also make a great school layout. Since I already held my north blitz class this past Sunday, a few of the ladies used the province stamps instead of the van. They also selected a different title that was more suited to their destination. 

To finish off the layout, I inked the edges of the base pages with black ink and sanded down the black photo mat cardstock to also distress. I used arrow washi tape and placed it around the layout directing your eye from one side of the layout to the other in a bit of a maze pattern. I also incorporated a metal arrow on the top right into my arrow maze. This also adds some 3d dimension. After stamping my images on colonial white cardstock, I cut them out and popped them up with 3D foam tape. I stamped my title directly to the base page.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Scrapaholics Unite Session 6 Class 5

In my wish for warmer weather and to be able to be outside for longer than 10 minutes without freezing, I created this cute BBQ/Picnic layout. This is the Dreamin Big paper pack and I love the use of the Poppy red, Slate grey and Juniper colours together. I played up the red a bit more in this layout because I always think of a red checked table cloth for a picnic. 

I only used one side of the patterned paper as I will be using the opposite side, a beautiful floral, in an upcoming class (maybe with some cute bunnies on it...). To add some dimension, I embossed the long Poppy strips with the Wood Slats folder to make it look like a picnic table. In order to get the entire strip embossed, I did one half, then flipped the paper and embossed the other half. Because it's an uneven pattern and it's going to be covered up eventually, I didn't worry about the middle section aligning. 

I made the title block using Cricut Craft Room and the Artistry Cartridge. It was super easy to size the title and to then also cut the rectangle to the correct proportions. The far right block I just stamped a BBQ and a few accessories, but you can leave it blank for journalling or place another picture there. I then added the Poppy twine. 

To complete the layout, I cut up some words from the zipstrip and added some sequins in the bottom right