Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Gatefold Album

This is a ‘take’ on the card that I made for my design team application. This time I added photos to make it into a small album that opens and stands impressively to display its beautiful photos. Below you will find one of the videos I made for my Design Team Application; it explains how to make this, go on, give it a go, it is super impressive and not that hard!
So here is the album fully, opened!

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Below, you can see the front is closed with a simple belly band adorned with beautiful Kaisercraft Blooms.

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The first opening reveals some beautiful papers and photos. Notice that I have limited my embellishments, anything too bulky and the album will not close nicely!

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The story continues with more beautiful photos as you turn the pages.

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When the album is opened and standing proud ….. it looks so impressive!

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I hope you want to make one of these gorgeous gatefold albums; to help you I have made a step by step video, click on the video link below and see how I made the card base. I have decorated the card in the video with papers from the yet to be published ‘BoHo’ Collection. The good news is this stunning collection will be available in just a few weeks.

Kasiercraft Products Used: ‘Always & Forever Collection’ – P2093 Admire | PP997 Paper Pad | CD187 Kaiser Card Pebble | CD129 Burnt Orange | DD755 Decorative Die Lace Borders | F635 Paper Blooms Terracotta | F645 Mini Paper Blooms Honey |EM 995 Assorted Paper Leaves | SB710 Rhinestones Orange.

Other Products Used: Velcro Paper Dots | Imaginarium Metal Embellishments.


Happy crafting
Collette

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Wedding Step Card

For this card, I simply rotated a traditional three step card that I made…kind of looks like half a wedding cake! The little water droplets on the gorgeous flowers were drops of glossy accents, left to dry overnight.


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Kaisercraft Products Used: Always & Forever Collection – P2096 Devotion | P2092 Promise | P2090 For Keeps | CT856 Collectables | PT227 Glitter Tape Gold Glitter | PL505 Pearl Strips Latte |IP 719 Ink Pad Black | T325 Glue Runner | T303 Foam Tape.
Other Products Used: Glossy Accents | White Netting.

Have a great evening!

Collette
xxx

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Mothers Day Card

Sharing a beautiful Mothers Day card using Kasiercrafts 'Always & Forever'  Collection. I just love the new  Rose stamp from Kasiercraft and used Copic Markers to colour it.


Cutting Tips:

  1. After colouring, get into the fiddly ‘inside’  areas and cut them out with a craft knife (T318).
  2. Once this is done rough cut around your image.
  3. Use your craft knife for the fine areas.
  4. Cut remainder with either fine scissors (T316) or your craft knife.
  5. If you find fussy cutting with a craft knife hard, invest in a glass cutting board, your knife glides rather than drags in the self healing mat!

Kaisercraft Products Used: Always & Forever Collection – PP997 Paper Pad | CT856 Collectables | CD511 C6 Card & Envelope Packs white | CS264 Clear Satmps | DD755 Decorative Die Lace Borders | PT227 Glitter Tape Gold | CS916 Clear Stamps Occasions | PL505 Pearl strips latte.
Other Products Used: Momento black stamp pad | Copic Markers E04; E07; E08; G24; G28.

To all .... A Happy Mothers Day

Collette

xx

Thursday, 5 May 2016

2016/17 Kaisercraft Design Team Application

Hi fellow papercrafters!

 


I am super excited to have made the final round of the 2016/17 Kaisercraft Design Team. 

I have had the privilege of being on the team for the past two years and have loved creating with Kasiercraft Products and making so many new friends. 

How could I not try again this year!

We were sent a very generous amount of products to create ONE project that shows our unique creative style. 

I chose to do a card...I guess you will not be surprised at that lol!



It is a BIG card .....



....... which means more areas to play with! 

I have made a video that shows you my creative thought process, (how I selected my project) and then I reveal my card...so very exciting!




As you know, I always love to share, so I have made a second video that will show you how I made the card ....... that way, you get to play too! 


The video shows you clearly how to make the card foundation, so I thought I would tell you how I decorated it.

 

Card Front

  • Cut two pieces of P2111 'Wanderer' to 3 7/8" x 5 7/8".  Join the two pieces together with a piece of scrap card stuck to the back with temporary adhesive. 
  • Position Designer Template Feathers over the right side and add texture paste over the large peacock feather. Mask off any other feathers and then gently spritz with Kaiser Mist Peach. Remove and wash your template.
  • Gently Spritz the entire front with peach and white Kaiser Mist. While still wet, sprinkle with fine clear glitter and let dry, (overnight is best!). Spray with fixitive spray to fix the glitter.
  • Gently remove the temporary backing and edge each piece in black ink, (I used a black calligraphy pen). Adhere to card front.
  • Create flower, leaf and feather cluster and adhere clear delicate words sticker.
  • Finish with a few Champagne Rhinestones.
Kaisercraft Products Used:  Boho Dreams Collection - P2111 'Wanderer' | KM107 Kaiser Mist Peach | KM111 Kaiser Mist White  | F658 Paper Blooms mini - Dusty Pink | EM995 Assorted Paper Leaves | ST916 Clear Stickers Delicate Words | RS404 Rhinestones Champagne | IT912 Designer Template Feathers.

Other Products Used: Feather | Texture Paste 

 

Belly Band 

  • Cut the lace border from P2111 'Wanderer' (you will need two pages to go around the card). 
  • Gently wrap one band around the front of the card, join the second piece at the back with double sided tape. Cut off the excess leaving a 3/4" overlap. Adhere paper Velcro dots to the end.
  • Stamp and colour girl from clear stamps (CS2666). I  used Copic markers; Skin: E000; E00; RV10. Hair: E11; E15; E19. Bow: E07 and 0 for dots. Lips E07. Eyes: YG17. White gel pen highlights

  • Adhere girl to Belly Band with 2mm foam dots, slipping 'Dare to Dream Banner under.
  • Arrange and adhere feather, leaf and flower cluster to left of girl.
  • Finish with three rhinestones on the banner.
Kaisercraft Products Used: Boho Dreams Collection - P2111 Wanderer | CT858 Collectables | F640 Paper Blooms Fairy Floss | EM995 Assorted Paper Leaves | RS404 Rhinestones Champagne |
CS266 Clear Stamp.

Other Products Used: Copic Markers | Blending Card | Feather | Paper Velcro Dots | White Gel Pen.

 

Inside!

  •  Using papers and collectables from Boho Dreams collection and Rustic Cardstock, cover each section, outlining pieces in black before adhering to card.
  • You will notice I have altered the striped paper. I felt it was too big for the card so I drew in additional fragmented black lines with a black marker and ruler!
  • I have used Kaisercrafts orange glitter pen to colour the feathers that I fussy cut. 
  • I used a combination of 1mm and 2mm foam dots to pop the feathers. Some feathers were from the sticker sheet. With these I used talcum powder on the back (removes the stickiness) so that I could use foam dots on them and keep them raised.

  • The bike and girl are both mounted on 1mm foam dots for added dimension.
  • I used Peach Kaiser Mist on the lovely wooden heart, also from Kasiercraft.
Kaisercraft Products used:  Boho Dreams Collection - P2107 Feathers | P2113 Bohemian | P2106 Dreamcatcher | P2111 Wanderer | P2108 Young | CT858 Collectables | CD183 Rustic Card Stock | RS404 Rhinestones Champagne | LDB1054 Wooden Shapes Love.

 

The Back 


  • Cover with papers from the Boho Dreams Collection, edging as you go before adhering to the back.
  • Adhere word strip and finish with your hand made stamp, after all this work, you want people to know YOU made it!
 Kaisercraft Products Used: Boho Collection - P2106 Dreamcatcher | P2108 Young. 


So that's it everyone. I do hope you like my entry, leave a comment to wish me luck.

Thanks so much for dropping by

Happy crafting

Collette
xxx