Monday, January 23, 2017

Focus On You Scrapbook Layout

Today is an exciting day as I get to Guest Design for Wild Whisper. For those of you who don't know who Wild Whisper is, they manufacture 12x12 paper collections, 4x6 and 3x4 card packs as well as they carry a boutique of embellishments. For my guest design project, I created a scrapbook layout featuring their new collection "Focus on You". Make sure to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy the tutorial below so that you'll be able to recreate my layout at home. 


To start, you'll need to apply Emboss It ink to five of the cork stars. Once the ink has been added to the stars, sprinkle Glacier White Embossing Powder overtop of the stars. Tap off the excess powder and emboss the stars and emboss with your heat tool. Set the stars aside to cool.


Next, you'll need an abstract frame. Apply Emboss It ink to the frame and sprinkle Dusk Stone Violet Embossing Powder overtop of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss the frame. Set the frame aside to cool.


From the 3x4 cards, cut out three feathers, the heart, the camera and the flowers bouquets.  You'll also need to select a 4x6 card and a 3x4 card. You'll want to edge distress the edges of the 4x6 and 3x4 cards. Make sure to ink the edges of the cards and cut out images using Black Soot Distress Ink.


From the floral paper, cut out two flower bouquets, four orange flowers and four yellow flowers. Make sure to ink the edges of the flowers using Black Soot Distress Ink.


Using the brand new stamp set that matches the collection, apply Dusty Concord Distress Ink to the "Focus On You" sentiment. Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock. Cut the cardstock sentiment down to fit. You'll need to distress the edges of the sentiment and then ink the edges using Black Soot Distress Ink.


From the ombre star paper, cut a piece that measures 2 3/4" x 6" You'll need to distress the edges of the paper and then ink the edges using Black Soot Distress Ink.


From the woodgrain paper, cut a piece that measures 2 3/4" x 6". You'll need to distress the edges of the paper and then ink the edges using Black Soot Distress Ink.


From the feather paper, cut a piece that measures 3" x 8 3/4" and a piece that measures 2 3/4" x 6". You'll need to distress the edges of both papers and then ink the edges using Black Soot Distress Ink.


From the white star paper, cut a piece that measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/4". You'll need to distress the edges of the paper and then ink the edges using Black Soot Distress Ink.


Now it's time for assembling your layout. Start by adhering the large feather piece of paper to the base of your layout. Once the feather paper has been adhered, adhere the woodgrain paper slightly overtop of the feather paper. With the feather paper adhered, foam square the ombre star paper slightly overtop of the woodgrain and feather paper.


Adhere the 4x6 card slightly overtop of the woodgrain paper. With the 4x6 card adhered, adhere the 3x4 card in the middle of the 4x6 card. Once the 3x4 card is adhered, foam square the orange word paper in the middle of the woodgrain paper and the ombre star paper.


Foam square the orange feather to the 3x4 card. Foam square the white star paper to the middle of the orange word paper.


In the bottom portion of the white star paper, you'll want to adhere or foam square a flower bouquet, heart, 3 flowers, the camera, the other two feathers and the focus on you sentiment as desired.


In the top portion of the white star paper, you'll want to adhere or foam square the other flower bouquet and the rest of the flowers. 


Adhere your photo to the frame. With the photo adhered to the foam square your frame slightly on the left hand side of the white star paper. Once the frame is adhered, adhere three white stars in the top right hand corner and two white stars in the bottom left hand corner. To finish your layout, add dots of Glossy Accents to the centres of the flowers and berries.


Your layout is now complete. Here are a few close up pictures of the elements once they've been adhered to the layout.




Supplies Used from Wild Whisper:


Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Glacier White Embossing Powder and Dusk Stone Violet Embossing Powder
- Southern Ridge Trading Company: Abstract Frame
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot and Dusty Concord
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber - Clear and Glossy Accents


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and checking out my project. To order your own collection of Wild Whisper products you'll want to head here

- Katelyn














Friday, January 20, 2017

Thank You Card

I'm back on the Southern Ridge Trading blog today to share with you a Thank You card featuring some of our new pre-releases.  You'll want to head over to our www.chipboard.ca store to see all the new pre-releases, plus starting this weekend, we will be sharing some of our new releases being debuted at CHA.


Make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can learn all about how I created my Thank You card. While you're checking out my project, make sure to participate in our monthly challenge. You can find all the details here on how to enter. 

- Katelyn

Monday, January 16, 2017

Gladiolus Sympathy Card on the Emerald Creek Dares Blog

The Emerald Creek design team is sharing all this week some of the new products that will be released at Creativation (formerly known as CHA) on Saturday. There are some fantastic new products that you won't want to miss out on, so make sure to get your order in early! It's all about the new products for our projects this month and the design team has created some wonderful projects for you.  For my piece, Kim challenged me to use the new Gladiolus stamp, so I ended up creating a sympathy card that features the new stamp as well as the fabulous new stones. I'm warning you now, that you'll definitely want to order all the stones! Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy reading my tutorial so that you can recreate my sympathy card at home. Also make sure to scroll down to the bottom as I'am also sharing my class I will be teaching in the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Booth. 


To start, apply Emboss It ink to the You are in our thoughts stamp. Stamp onto a piece of 100lb White Cardstock. Once the sentiment has been stamped, sprinkle Midnight Black Embossing powder overtop. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with your heat tool. Let your sentiment cool. Once your sentiment has cooled, cut it down and create a banner out of it. 


Take a edge distressor and distress the edges of the sentiment banner. With a blending tool, ink the edges of the sentiment banner with Black Soot Distress Ink. With the edges inked, on the sentiment banner, mount the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock. With the sentiment on the black cardstock. Cut around the banner leaving a 1/8" of black showing. Take a edge distressor and distress the edges of the black cardstock banner. With a blending tool, ink the edges of the black cardstock banner with Black Soot Distress Ink. 


Next, you'll want to apply Jet Black Archival ink to the Gladiolus stamp and stamp onto a piece of 100lb White Cardstock.  Reapply the ink to the stamp and stamp another flower image. When stamping your flower, make sure to leave enough room around both flowers, so that you can create a base to adhere your coloured gladiolus. Cut one of the flower images to 2" x 3 3/4".  Once the flower image has been cut, distress the edges of the paper and use a blending tool with Black Soot Distress Ink on it to ink the edges of the paper. 


Colour the other flower using Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn Distress Markers. Once the flower has been coloured, fussy cut it out. After the flower has been cut out, use your blending tool with Black Soot Distress Ink on it to go around the edges of the flower. Adhere three black stones in the centre of each flower. Once the three black stones have been adhered in the centres, adhere a silver/gold stone in the middle of the black stones.


Cut a piece of 100lb White cardstock that measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4". With the cardstock cut, apply Emboss It ink to the Kimilese stamp and stamp onto the top portion of your paper. Reapply the Emboss It ink the stamp and stamp onto the bottom portion of the same piece of white cardstock.  With the words stamped, sprinkle Midnight Black Embossing Powder over the entire piece of cardstock. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Let the embossing cool. With the embossing cooled, apply Candied Apple and Festive Berries Distress Ink over the entire surface which ends up creating your own custom background paper. Once your happy with the red ink on your paper, distress the edges of the paper and then ink the edges using Black Soot Distress Ink on a blending tool.


Cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 2 1/4" x 4". Use a edge distressor to distress the edges of the paper.


Cut a piece of red cardstock that measures 4" x 5 1/4". Use a edge distressor to distress the edges of the paper. Once the edges have been distressed, ink the edges using a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink.


Now it's time to assemble the card. Adhere the non coloured flower to the black piece of cardstock. Foam square the black piece of cardstock 1/2" from the left and top of the custom background paper.


Adhere the custom background to the black piece of cardstock. Adhere the black piece of cardstock to the red piece of cardstock.


Foam square the coloured Gladiolus to the black and white Gladiolus image. 


Cut a card base from 100lb White Cardstock that measures 5 1/2" x 11" and score at 4 1/4". Adhere the "You are in our thoughts" banner to the right of the Gladiolus image. Once the sentiment has been adhered, adhere the card front to the cardbase. To finish the card, add seven black stones in the bottom left and top right corner to create photo corners. 


Here are a few close up shots of my card.





Products Used From Emerald Creek:

- Gladiolus Stamp ( Coming Soon)
- Kimilese
- Stones: Black Tourmaline & Pyrite (Coming Soon)

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Candied Apple and Black Soot. Distress Markers - Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn.
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber and Jet Black Archival Ink
- Bazzill Cardstock: Red and Black
- Tombow: Mono Aqua Glue
- Misc: Heat Tool 

Make sure that you go and check out the rest of the Emerald Creek Dares Design Team taking part in this challenge:





Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Gladiolus Sympathy Card. Don't forget  to enter your project into our Emerald Creek Dares Challenge for your chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate for the Emerald Creek Store!

If your attending the Creativation show coming up this weekend, you'll want to make sure to stop by the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies booth which is #1930 and check out the classes that we will be offering all weekend. This is my  project that I will be teaching on Saturday, January.21st from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. You'll have your choice of creating one of the two tags that feature a variety of Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Stamps, Embossing Powders and Charms as well as Wild Whisper Designs new paper collection. 



- Katelyn


















Tuesday, January 10, 2017

From the Heart - Die Cut Team Design Challenge

Today we're kicking off a new design team challenge "From the Heart" on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All of the design team members on the die cut team were challenged to create a card featuring hearts. With the challenge in mind, I created a fun XOXO Valentine's Day card featuring a few of the new dies from Moda Scrap and Els van de Burgt. You'll want to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my card at home.


Using the Entwined Hearts, die cut the small heart with three hearts inside of it twice using pink double dot paper.


Use the Love Sentiment die and cut out the XOXO sentiment out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool, blend Spun Sugar Distress Ink overtop of the XOXO sentiment. 


Using the Stitched Fishtail Banners Die, cut the 3/4" banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Once the banner has been cut, flip the banner die to the non pennant side and cut out the other side to create the banner pennant on that side. Using a blending tool, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink overtop of the banner.


Use the Stitched Heart die and cut out the 2 1/4" heart using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Use a blending tool and blend Spun Sugar Distress Ink overtop of the stitched heart.


Use the Stitched Heart die and cut out the 3 1/4" heart using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Use a blending tool and blend Candied Apple Distress Ink overtop of the stitched heart.


Using the Heart Background die, cut the background out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. 


The last piece that needs to be die cut is, die cutting the 
4 1/4" Fitted Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Pull one medium sized doily from your collection.


Adhere the heart background to the fitted rectangle.


Add foam squares to the back of the doily. Adhere the doily to the middle of the heart background.


Adhere the pink heart to the red heart. Adhere the red heart to the middle of the doily.


Adhere the banner to the middle of the pink heart.


Adhere the XOXO sentiment to the middle of the banner. To finish the banner, adhere a small heart to the left of the "X" and adhere a small heart to the right of the "O". 


To finish the card, adhere three small hearts to the bottom right hand side of the layered heart. Adhere the card front to the card base. Once the card front is adhered to the cardbase, apply Glossy Accents to the XOXO.


Thanks for joining me today! Make sure to head over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to check out the rest of the team's wonderful creations. I hope that I've inspired you to re-create my XOXO Valentine's Day card at home.

- Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Design Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Candied Apple and Spun Sugar. Blending Tool and Replacement Foam.
- Ranger Ink: Glossy Accents
- Doily