Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ongard baby boy by Judith Armstrong

Good  morning, Judith here today with my second layout featuring Kaisercraft Little One. I am a frequent visitor to the zoo and love taking photographs of the animals. When I saw this collection and all the elephants I immediately thought about the baby elephants at Melbourne Zoo. These photos are all of Ongard the second, and first male of the baby elephants born at the zoo in recent years.

And a couple of close ups:

This is how I created this layout
  1. Use Kaisercraft Little One Noah as the base.
  2. Cut a circle out of Kaisercraft Little One Jack. I used a dinner plate as a template. My size was 24.5cm diameter.
  3. Cut a 5cm strip of  Kaisercraft Little One Ollie and cut triangles out of both ends.
  4. Place circle on middle of base and Ollie strip horizontally across the middle of the page. 
  5. Position photos on page. I have used 4 4x3 inch photos - 2 landscape and 2 portrait. 
  6. Embellish with diecuts from Collectables and stickers from the sticker sheet using foam tape to add height to some of them. 
  7. Add title.

I hope this has inspired you to maybe think a little outside the box when using collections.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Metallic Embossing Paste - a card & video by Therese.

Hi Everybody,

It's Therese here and today I have a love affair with metallic embossing paste....  Oh my it's awesome!   I filmed as I created so you can watch the process.

You can visit our blog or You tube to watch the video

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Happy Birthday from Dusty Attic

Hi there, it's Ann here today with a birthday card for you featuring a laser cut design from Dusty Attic -

 and some more pics trying to catch that elusive shine!

This was, for me, the first time I had used these interesting shapes, and I wasn't sure exactly what treatment they required.  They are cut from very sturdy card (rather than chipboard) and are a natural colour.  I decided to coat them in Gesso, as a way of sealing the surface, so this was done long before I put the card together.  I then smooshed Versamark over the front surface, and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I did this more than once, to ensure a good even coverage.  Once this was done, I could concentrate on my card design as per the following steps:

1.  The 'dandelion/agapanthus' shape is quite large, and I wanted to keep it intact, so I made my own card base from cardstock 24cm x 15cm, scored and folded in half.

2.  Cut the smaller die cuts from shiny black paper, as a contrast to the shiny gold centrepiece, first adhering double-sided adhesive sheet to the back of it.

3.  Cover the card front with coordinating paper, using a shaped edge to complement the shape of the die cuts.

4.  Adhere the die cuts, using a strong adhesive glue for the laser cut flower, and allow to dry.

5.  Cut the 'happy' script word from the same shiny black paper, and stamp the 'birthday' in Versafine Onyx Black and heat emboss with clear powder to keep the shine consistent throughout the design.

6.  Finally, decorate with made or bought small flowers and enamel dots.

Do you think you'd like to try one of the many laser cut shapes by Dusty Attic?  There are so many beautiful designs to choose from!

Thanks for visiting, and happy crafting!

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