Friday, July 18, 2014

Orange Poppies

Orange is one of those it or hate it. As for me, I think orange is a HOT color for summer!

I used orange, dark green, and white for this bright and cheerful card. To make your own:

1. Create a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch, top-fold card from Original ColorMates Cardstock Deep Spring Green. Set aside.

2. Trim a 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch panel from ColorMates Textured Twill Cardstock White.

3. Trim a 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 piece of Deep Spring Green cardstock and attach it to the center of the white twill cardsotck.

4. Trim a 5 x 3 3/4 inch piece of Original ColorMates Cardstock Deep Orange Dream. Emboss the panel with a Lattice Embossing Folder (Crafter's Companion). Rub the raised embossing with orange ink (Ranger Distress Dried Marigold).

5. Attach the orange panel to the center of the green panel. Wrap all layers with orange striped grosgrain ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon). Attach the panel stack to the card front.

6. Trim a flag banner shape from Deep Spring Green cardstock and attach it to the left edge of the card as shown.

7. Trim a smaller flag banner from orange decorative paper (Graphic 45 Eerie Tale) and attach it to the green banner.

8. Stamp the poppies image (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps) onto  ColorMates Textured Twill White with black dye ink.

9. Color the image with colored pencils (Prismacolor) and alcohol markers (Copic). Trim to size and mat with Deep Spring Green cardstock. Attach the image to the card front with foam dots. 

10. Tie a "fancy" bow at the upper left edge of the image. 

11. Decorate the inside of the card. Trim 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch panel from ColorMates Textured Twill White cardstock and attach it to the inside of the card. 

12. Use a small square punch to punch seven squares of decorative paper in orange and green. Attach the squares in a diamond pattern at the bottom of the white panel.

13. Stamp a sentiment with black ink onto the white twill cardstock. Trim the sentiment with a circle die template (Spellbinders). Mat with a Deep Spring Green cardstock circle. Attach the circles to the top, center of the inside panel with foam dots.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will give the ColorMates Textured Twill cardstock a try! I love how it makes my image look as if it were stamped onto canvas...and water colored!

~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)

Supplies Used:
WorldWin Papers:
Original ColorMates Cardstock Deep Spring Green, Deep Orange Dream
ColorMates Textured Twill White

Embossing Folder: Crafter's Companion Lattice
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Dried Marigold
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Markers: Copic
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Small; My Favorite Things Banner Flag Stax
Punch: Carl
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Precious Poppies
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Orange Striped Grosgrain
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Glue Dots

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bedtime Story with G45

Well, this post was scheduled to go live YESTERDAY, but for some reason did not, and reverted to draft, so it's a day late! Sorry about that. Today I wanted to share a mini-album that I made for our sweet Granddaughter! I used Graphic45's Mother Goose collection. I started with Worldwin Heavy chipboard for the base. I cut 6x6 pages for this one.  I then covered each base piece with cardstock. I used yellow, blue and red to match the patterned paper.

After covering the chipboard pages with the cardstock I then cut smaller pieces of the Mother Goose paper a little smaller and attached them to each base page.

Then I decorated each page with all of the wonderful chippies and die-cuts that come with this adorable collection. I only added a few miscellaneous buttons and ribbon and that was it!

 This was really a fun little album to put together, it was so easy with the ColorMates cardstock and all of the great embellishments with this G45 collection. You can always find a color to match your project with all of the colors offered in the WorldWin collections, either the Smooth & Silky, the Original ColorMates, DoubleMates or Treasures!!!!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today, and I hope you enjoyed the mini-album. Please check back for new projects created by the design team!!!

WorldWin Products used:
WorldWin Heavy Chipboard
WorldWin ColorMates 

Graphic45 Products used:
Mother Goose Collection
4500756 12x12 Collection Pad
4500758 Flowers
4500757 Banners
4500759 Tags & Pockets
4500760 Stickers
4500761 Alphabet Stickers
4500762 Chipboard diecuts
4500763 Chipboard diecuts

Other Supplies used:
Plus Brand adhesives

Thank you!!!  Patti

Monday, July 14, 2014

Faux Canvas with Textured Cardstock

Today's project is a faux canvas - and I'm going to show you how I created it.  I've found that sometimes if you add much media to a scrapbook layout, the page warps or curls - so this simple trick not only gives you more of a canvas look, it also solves this pesky problem.

1.  Begin with a textured cardstock (WorldWin ColorMates Textured Denim - Aqua Denim).  Use a household sponge to brush on a thin layer of gesso.

2.  Run a piece of 12 x 12 chipboard (WorldWin Heavy Chipboard) through the Xyron Creatopia to apply an edge to edge layer of adhesive.

3.  Carefully line up the edges, and  lay the cardstock  down on the chipboard.

4.  Stamp background images (Creative Embellishments) using watermark ink, and heat emboss with white powder.

5.  Arrange the elements of the layout as desired, using the Xyron/Teresa Collins foam adhesives when dimension is needed.

6. Use the Xyron Double Sided Tape to adhere the ribbon elements.

7.  Cut 3 chevrons from the printed paper ( Simple Stories - Hello Baby) Score the center of each.

8.  Use a scrap piece of plastic cross stitch canvas as a guide to pierce evenly spaced holes for stitching.
9.  Use twine to handstitch the chevrons.  Cut a plain cardstock chevron, and apply adhesive using the Xyron 5" Creative Station.  Place this on the backside of the chevrons, for a place for hidden journaling.
10.  Use double sided tape, down the spine of the chevrons to add to the layout.

11.  Fussy cut the title from the patterned paper, ink the edges and use foam adhesives to apply.

12.  Paint over the May Arts Sequin Heart with gesso to tone down the color and add to the center border.
I hope you have enjoyed my project - and remember to check out the rest of the inspiration this week!

 WorldWin Papers
May Arts Ribbon
Simple Stories
Zva Creative
Creative Embellishments