Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Stamp Sets: Dasher, Bright Christmas
Textured Impressions Folder: Northern Flurries, Perfect Polka Dots
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Real Red
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Rhinestones, Boho Blossoms Punch, Decorative Label
Hi all, my upline started a new scrapbook swap, doing a 2-page layout each month, and I have to say I had a lot of fun working on this one! I'm not exactly sure what happened with the lighting in these pictures, but the lighter one shows the embossing powder better. Here's how it came together:
I used my Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder to emboss two 6" x 6" pieces of Real Red Cardstock. You have to run it through twice, making sure you line up the dots in the folder the second time. It leaves a slight impression down the middle of the cardstock and doesn't quite reach the far edge, but it doesn't show once you apply the layers.
Next I took two pieces of Whisper White Cardstock, measuring 1-1/2" x 6", and placed them on the outside edge of the Real Red Cardstock pieces using snail adhesive. (This is the layer that covers the edge the embossing folder misses.)
The next layer on each page is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" Wild Wasabi Cardstock. I put one piece through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurries Textured Impressions folder in the upper left corner.
On the 2nd piece of Wild Wasabi, I used the Dasher Stamp in the lower right corner with VersaMark ink. Then I sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder over the stamped image and used the Heat Tool to set the embossed image.
I used sticky strip to adhere the Wild Wasabi layers to the Real Red layer because I find that it's difficult to get a good "stick" with Snail Adhesive on textured cardstock. You have to be very careful with alignment when placing a piece with Sticky Strip, though, because once it's down, it's DOWN.
For the left page, I cut a 1-1/4" x 6" strip of Whisper White, and used the Bright Christmas Stamp set to stamp Merry & Bright in VersaMark ink, then sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and used the Heat Tool to set the image. I placed it about 3/4" from the top of the page. Snail adhesive works okay on this one, even with the texture because both of the edges are flat enough to hold with Snail.
The Garden Green Mat for the Left page is 3" x 2-7/8" . The Whisper White mat is 2-5/8" x 2-3/4". These layers are fine to adhere with Snail Adhesive.
The Garden Green Mat for the right page is 2-7/8" x 4". The Whisper White mat is 2-5/8" x 3-3/4".
I used the Decorative Label Punch to punch one Whisper White and one Garden Green label. I used a paper trimmer to cut the Garden Green Label in half lengthwise (I trimmed the points off the cut ends.) and used Snail Adhesive to adhere both pieces to the back of the Whisper White label and to adhere the finished label & mat to the right page.
I used the Winter Wonderland stamp from the Bright Christmas stamp set with Real Red ink, and cut around it freehand. I used Dimensionals to adhere it at the bottom of the right page.
I used the Boho Blossoms Punch to punch the 2 Real Red flowers to accent the greeting strips, and Rhinestones for the flower and snowflake centers and to embellish the Reindeer's antlers.
Hope this helps inspire you on your own pages. If you have any questions I didn't answer here, feel free to contact me!