Friday, June 22, 2018

A Stampendous Rainbow Birthday Card

Hi there! Happy Friday peeps!
It's Linda here today with some rainbow goodness for you - 
I can never resist a Distress Ink Rainbow and knew it would work well 
with this sweet stamp from Stampendous - do you agree?


1. Cut card front from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Watercolour Card 
2. Wipe over with the anti-static powder tool and stamp 'Cling Candle Wish' image in Versamark Ink
3. Sprinkle on Nuvo Classic Gold embossing powder and melt with heat tool
4. Choose your rainbow of Distress Inks - I've used Picked Raspberry/Festive Berries/Spiced Marmalade/Mustard Seed/Twisted Citron/Mermaid Lagoon/Seedless Preserves
5. Spray card front with a mini mister so it's slightly damp
6. Smoosh the first DI colour onto an acrylic block and pick up with a wet brush before applying it to your card
7. Continue adding your rainbow of colours, spritzing again with the mini mister when the card dries out
8. Put aside and allow to dry
9. Cover your card base with gold glittered cardstock and adhere watercoloured piece on top with craft foam for dimension
10. Embellish with gold star sequins.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend on the way -
- perhaps with some crafty time for you to enjoy :-)

See you again soon...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hi there!

Popping in to show you today's card is using Concord & 9th background blocks set. I tried a few ways to stamp them in a row and it was becoming very frustrating.  I ended up using my MISTI and stamping two rows and then turning the paper upside down! easy peasy. 






Products Used

Echo Park Happy Birthday Word Die Set
Altenew Wishing you stamp set



*Trim base card 25cm x 12.5cm and fold in half
* Trim white cardstock 12cm x 11.5 cm
*arrange Concord & 9th Background blocks in 2 rows on your MISTI (in the middle of the misti as you are going to turn paper around)
*Ink up your altenew Dye in colour of preference
*repeat a couple of times to get a nice even coverage
*Turn cardstock unside down and repeat.
* you should have a nice row of 4 
* Die cut sentiment in middle of card
*Die cut sentiment again using black carstock
*place black sentiment work into the space on the card
* Adhere to base card.


Monday, June 18, 2018

"This is Everything" Scrapbook layout + process video by Louise

 Hi Crafters

Louise on the blog today.
Here is a new scrapbook layout featuring some great new products in store.

"This is everything"


I very rarely do a double page but this paper collection from DCWV inspired me to create this double layout.



I have had these photos printed for such a long time and when I flipped through this paper pad, I knew they would be perfect.


I've teamed these papers with Crate Paper "Wild Heart" ephemera. It just works perfectly with the papers.


While working on this layout, I tried to think of ways to incorporate a little mixed media but each time I just couldn't bring myself to "mess" with this layout.
I eventually decided to simply stitch around each area of the patterned papers with black first then white thread.


I love the striking simplicity of the patterned papers.


Here is the process video if you'd like to watch .



Thanks for visiting.





Products used: 

DCWV D/S Cardstock Stack 12x12 Inch 36 Pack - Palms & Ferns, 12 With Gold Foil
DCWV D/S Cardstock Stack 12x12 Inch 36 Pack - Palms & Ferns, 12 With Gold Foil
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Crate Paper Wild Heart Cardstock Stickers 6x12inch 2 Pack With Gold Holographic Foil
Crate Paper Wild Heart Cardstock Stickers 6x12inch 2 Pack With Gold Holographic Foil
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Scrapbook Boutique
Crate Paper - Wild Heart Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts 40 Pack - Accents With Gold Holographic Foil
Crate Paper - Wild Heart Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts 40 Pack - Accents With Gold Holographic Foil
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Scrapbook Boutique
Best Creation Gloss Glitter Paper 12X12 - Gold
Best Creation Gloss Glitter Paper 12X12 - Gold
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Scrapbook Boutique
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares White 0.25 Inch 176 Pk
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares White 0.25 Inch 176 Pk
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Scrapbook Boutique
Zebra Zensations Technical Pens 6 Pack - Black, Assorted Point Sizes
Zebra Zensations Technical Pens 6 Pack - Black, Assorted Point Sizes
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Scrapbook Boutique

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Welcome to our June 2018 Challenge & Blog Hop

Hi Everyone
Welcome to our new challenge & Blog Hop. 
Our challenge & Blog Hop is now open to both Australian & 
New Zealand residents!!

New Mood Board Inspiration :  
Our DT Gal Louise has created our mood board providing us with some great inspiration for this month's challenge.

The Challenge

Inspiration:


Challenge : Create a project using the mood board as your inspiration.
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout, art journal layout or off the page project......it's totally up to you!

The Prize :
One randomly chosen winner will win a $30 Store Gift Card.

Challenge Rules:  Your entry MUST
*be newly created following the current challenge guidelines
*link back to Scrapbook Boutique Blog
*not be entered in to more than three challenge sites
*you must be an Australian or NZ resident 
We look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge Closes : Midnight 30th June 2018.
How to Enter : Upload your entry to your blog, click on your Blog's title, copy the URL, and add it to by clicking on the InLinkz button below
 OR 
  • If you don't have a blog you can still enter our challenge & play along by uploading your entry photo to a photo hosting site like Flickr & linking the URL of that hosted photo into InLinkz below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge and link it back to this post 
  •  Leave us a comment
  • The Blog Hop:
    We also have a Blog Hop happening so be sure to visit all of our talented design Gals' blogs to see their wonderful creations & leave them a comment. 
    Comment Prize:
    Play along, you could win a Scrapbook Boutique $10 Store Gift Card.
    (Blog Hop closes 17th June 2018)
    To be eligible to enter the Blog Hop Prize Draw you must leave a comment on all five of the Designer Gal's Blogs & then come back & leave a comment on this post where we will choose a randomly drawn winner.

    Blog Hop starts HERE:

    SCRAPBOOK BOUTIQUE (you are here)

    ANGELA
    ANN
    LINDA
    LOUISE

    IMPORTANT : Please be sure to link your entry correctly, by clicking on the URL of your challenge entry post (not your whole blog ) & paste the link into the InLinkz Link Up below.
    Please leave a comment after linking.
    Good Luck

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Rainy Daze

Hello friends!  Ann here to share with you one of my latest crazes, which I must admit took me totally by surprise!  I am hooked on the Gorjuss girls by Santoro!  They must have been around for quite a while, but totally passed me by, as there are many examples on Pinterest to whet your appetite.  However, I've found them now, and I intend to explore all possibilities with them before I leave them for a while.


They are so cute and delightful to bring to life with colouring, paper piecing or with dies.
For my card, I used a combination of Copic markers, paper piecing and spongeing.
Unfortunately, as I prepare this post I see that this stamp is sold out, but if you'd like to check out the Scrapbook Boutique shop, you'll find loads of other little girls just as cute!  Check out here and here for some examples.  These stamps come in two sizes that I am aware of - this one is just over 10cm, shown here on a 13cm square card but others are smaller, and I have another card on my blog using Little Love with the main image just under 8cm high and it is available, as are so many more.

Steps in making this card:

  • Stamp image on smooth white card, suitable for Copic markers.  My card panel measures 11.5cm square.
  • Stamp dress, boots and hat again on the packaging (or card of your choice) and cut out. I used the packaging, for two reasons - the colour is beautiful, and also Santoro is about re-using and re-cycling, so I should follow their example.  I also added a little shading to the pieces using Prismacolour pencils.
  • Stamp the tie on a scrap of paper and colour it, then cut out.
  • Colour face, arms and hair with your choice of markers
  • Adhere the paper pieced pieces in place, adding the tie to the front of the dress - note that it includes the neck - it was easier that way:)
  • Colour the puddle in pale pink, light blue to suit colouring on card, and also the hearts.
  • This set includes 2 spare hearts and I stamped and coloured 5 of them to add as embellishments.
  • Sponge the background - I first used C1 next to the image, then blended Memento Angel Pink and finally Lulu Lavender to the background.  This was spattered with water drops as the image was in the rain.
  • Mount the image onto 13cm square card - after first cutting a contrast strip of packaging along the bottom.
  • Finally I added some clear Nuvo drops to her hat and puddle.
Thanks so much for visiting today, and I hope you find some lovely crafty time!

Products available from Scrapbook Boutique:
Stamp:  Rainy Daze by Santoro - you can leave details for when it is back in stock
Card:  Smooth white card, lilac card for card base
Nuvo crystal clear drops




Friday, June 8, 2018

May 2018 Winners

Blog Hop Winner:


The winner of the $10 gift vouchers is...... My Paper Epiphany

who said ... pretty inspiration! My mum had a tea set just luck that.

I love all the inspiration from the talented design team and can't wait to have a go at this challenge.

Congratulations!
Please email us at sales@scrapbookboutique.com.au
to claim your $10 gift voucher. 
Challenge Winner:

Thank you to everyone who entered our challenge, we had lots of great entries.



The Winner of the $30 Gift Voucher is: 
7. Judy W

Congratulations!
Please email us at sales@scrapbookboutique.com.au
to claim your $30 Gift Voucher. 

Thanks for stopping by
If you have any questions please email us at:

Monday, June 4, 2018

Stampendous Goodies

Hi there - it's Linda here. Great to have you with us today :-)

I've been having some fun playing with a new Stampendous Stamp Set - 

Here's my card...and step by step instructions -


1. Cut Copic friendly white cardstock with Square Die large enough to hold Stampendous Candles image
2. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink stamp image on die cut piece
3. Colour candles with Copics  leaving portions to fill in with glitter
4. Add liquid glue to portion of candle (one candle at a time) and sprinkle on chosen Stampendous Glitter
5. Shake off excess glitter and allow to dry before moving on to next candle
6. Choose coordinating patterned paper and create square card from same white cardstock as used in Step 1
7. Adhere patterned paper with DST and adhere candle image backed with craft foam for added interest


This was a fun set to play with and results in an eye-catching yet simple birthday card.

I hope you have some crafting fun this week too!
Bye for now...

Friday, June 1, 2018

Congrats with Angela

Hi There! Ange here with a CAS card made with the delicious Concord & 9th Bits and Pieces stamp set.  This set is fabulous and ticks all my boxes ( shapes, 2 step stamps, small sentiments) I do love a repeated shape too!!!  I have used the vellum for the sentiment shadow and although it's not too noticeable from the pic it is a nice subtle touch on the card.





* Trim black cardstock 10cm x 28cm and fold in half for a portrait card
* Using Concord & 9th bits and pieces stamp set's 2 hexagon shapes, stamp in a pattern as shown down the page.
* Turn the stamp so the shape creates a different pattern and making sure there is a white border with each stamp.
* Die cut sentiment with red cardstock and the shadow image with vellum.
* adhere sentiment to middle of the card with glossy accents.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"Amazing" Scrapbook Layout + process video by Louise

 Hi Scrap Friends

Louise on the blog today.
How much easier is it to Scrapbook a layout you love when your working with a gorgeous collection of products? This page is super easy with lots of details.

"Amazing"


For this layout, I've used the delicious Simple Stories "I am" collection.



Although it features some florals, I felt the colours and patterns would work well for boys layouts too.



Teamed up with a background of Colour Blast paste "Sunshine" = Winning!!!


This is a sweet, simple page, easy to put together with just a touch of medium added.


Here is the process video if you'd like to watch .



Thanks for visiting.





Products used: 

Simple Stories Collection Kit 12x12 Inch - I Am
Simple Stories Collection Kit 12x12 Inch - I Am
Shop at:
Scrapbook Boutique
American Crafts 12x12 Inch Textured Cardstock - White
American Crafts 12x12 Inch Textured Cardstock - White
Shop at:
Scrapbook Boutique
Embroidery Thread Pack 8.75yd 24 Pk - Ombres
Embroidery Thread Pack 8.75yd 24 Pk - Ombres
Shop at:
Scrapbook Boutique
Colour Blast - Colour Pastes - Sunshine
Colour Blast - Colour Pastes - Sunshine
Shop at:
Scrapbook Boutique
Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Stencils 5x8inch Stars
Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Stencils 5x8inch Stars
Shop at:
Scrapbook Boutique
Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Spray - Sunshine
Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Spray - Sunshine
Shop at:
Scrapbook Boutique
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares White 0.25 Inch 176 Pk
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares White 0.25 Inch 176 Pk
Shop at:
Scrapbook Boutique
Zebra Zensations Technical Pens 6 Pack - Black, Assorted Point Sizes
Zebra Zensations Technical Pens 6 Pack - Black, Assorted Point Sizes
Shop at:
Scrapbook Boutique

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Love and Kisses

Hello friends, it's Ann here with a beautiful stamp by Penny Black which I've stamped using the Misti tool.  The stamp is 'Spontaneous Joy' and is a red rubber stamp, which means it is possible to apply pigment to the rubber and stamp the colour directly to the paper.  I have used mainly Distress Markers, and a couple of Tombow markers for these cards, (a water based ink is ideal) after watching this youtube lesson by the very talented Jill Foster.  I used watercolour paper, even though no water was added to the pigment.  I will try using regular card stock next time, but the effect of dry stamping on watercolour paper has given a lot of texture to the surface.


This was my first effort, and you can see the depth of colour is more concentrated than my second attempt below, where I tried to obtain a softer look.  I have to say I like them both!




The process involves a lot of repeat stamping - no brushes or water!

  • Firstly ink all over the flowers in a very light ink - the first one I used Antique Linen Distress Ink, but found the outline a little difficult to cover in some areas, so on the second card I used Memento Angel Pink.
  • Next ink up the stems and leaves with memento Bamboo Leaves - take care not to cover any of the flowers so for this the little dew drop inks are perfect!
  • By this stage, you will be able to see the whole image, and from here on you just keep applying pigment, through markers or ink pads, to wherever you want more colour.  
  • Please be patient with this technique, as it can take quite a while to achieve the look you're after - and avoid the impulse to touch it with a brush or water - it doesn't help!  Just keep adding to one section after another, until you are satisfied with your result.
  • It is a lot of fun, and I encourage you to give this a try with any of Penny Black's beautiful red rubber stamps.  You do need a stamping tool too - because you need to repeatedly stamp in the same place to achieve the layered look you wish.


I decided to follow Jill's idea of masking around the stamp, and sponging inside the masked area with Distress Ink Antique Linen, then adding some very light script stamping, as it seemed so perfect a finish for this lovely image.

The sentiment is from Altenew Heartfelt Sentiments stamp and is embossed with some random red embossing powder from my stash and Ranger platinum embossing powder.

The card fronts are adhered to kraft card and cream card which seemed to suit the watercolour paper best.

Products available from Scrapbook Boutique:

Stamp:  Spontaneous Joy by Penny Black, Heartfelt Sentiments by Altenew
Markers:  Distress Markers - shades of pink and burgundy, and green
Embossing Powder:  


Thanks so much for visiting today, and I hope you can enjoy some crafty time too!




Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spellbinders Swirl Heart Card + Video with Linda

Hi there! Thanks for joining us today here at the Scrapbook Boutique blog.

It's Linda with you today and I've had a lovely time playing with the Spellbinders Swirl Heart Die for a card in my favourite colours :-))


I have a video if you'd like to see how my card came together - 
please enjoy it below or in HD on YouTube -


I hope you have some fun creative time today!
Bye for now...


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