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Foam Flower Tutorial with Bonus Layout.

November 13, 2018

Art Foam Flowers

We create for many different reasons,  sometimes for pleasure or perhaps to capture a precious memory or

occasion that has happened in our lives.

Finding the right paper or embellishment can help us to achieve the reason why we have started to create in the first place.

Creating flowers adds an element of beauty to layouts.  They can be used in both masculine and feminine layouts.

By making them feel ‘vintage’ you certainly can  see how effectively they  compliment photos and papers.

Varying the size of the flowers also adds interest to layouts .

To learn how to make these flowers, watch the tutorial below.

 

 

Believe In Your Dreams Layout

PAPERS: SCRAP STUDIO Collection: P2635 Gritty, P2638 , P2638 Tarnished, P2639 Splatter

KC PRODUCTS: Flourish Pack –  Artist FL636,  Art Foam SF902 Ivory, SF908 Blossom and SF919 Lagoon,

Decorative Die DIY Flora Pansy DD484, DIY Flora Leaves DD493, Doilies DD504,

Pearls- SB714 Champagne, Ink Pad – IP733 Green and IP753 Licorice, CS Script, Cardstock CD114 Forest and  CD101 Coconut,

T320 Craft Glue, Foam Tape T303, T330 Die Release Tool, T317 Craft Scissors

OTHER: Sponge Dauber, Sponge, Iron, White Stamens, Flower Shaping Stylus, Wooden Skewer

SCRAP STUDIO has background papers that are perfect to create masculine pages.

It has elements that can be fussy cut to help tell your story or just add something beautiful to a page.

By making my own vintage flowers, it creates cohesion to the look and feel of the overall design.

To recreate this layout , view the tutorial below.

 

This flower making technique can be used to create flowers  for card making and home decor projects as well.

Download the instructions for the above project below.

Instructions:  Foam Flowers

Instructions: Layout.

 

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Art Foam Sheets Decorative Dies Do not use this category Tutorial Tuesday

Art Foam Flower Tutorial

July 17, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week. I have been playing with some art foam, and I came up with some                         different ways of creating flowers using one die.

These three flowers were created using only two petals. But by making one alteration, three different flowers were created.

The above flower uses the largest petal from the die, die cut three times. It was shaped by scrunching the tops and                              embellished by using stamens in the centre.

The final two flowers use the smaller petal from the die. Their construction is the same except for the shaping of the petals.                    Another variation of flower from DIY Flora Gerbera die.

Below is a video tutorial explaining how each of these flowers was made.

 

Once you have created these beautiful flowers, it’s always wonderful to incorporate them into your projects.

 

‘Dream Big Tag’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose Collection: PP1048 Paper Pad | Flourish Pack- FL628 Woodlands| Art Foam Sheets – SF908 Blossom| Decorative Die – DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera, DD499 Texture Burlap, DD607 Dream Big Word Pack| Mini Paper Bloom – F659 Sage and F658 Dusty Pink| Cardstock CD114 Forest, CD651 Kraft and CD101 Coconut| Pearls – SB714 Champagne |Ink Pads – IP725 Petal Pink, IP733 Green and IP724 Bark|T320 Craft Glue | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Size 8 Tag | Versafine Ink| Seam Binding| Ink Dauber | Foliage Die |Stamens| Hot Glue Gun

‘Stay Wild Card’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Hide and Seek Collection: PP1047 Paper Pad | CS330 Clear Stamp| Flourish Pack- FL628 Woodlands| Card Pack CD511 C6 White| Art Foam Sheets – SF909 Tulip| Decorative Die – DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera and DD753 Nesting Stitched Rectangles| Mini Paper Bloom – F659 Sage and F658 Dusty Pink| Cardstock CD114 Forest, CD168 Spruce, CD101 Coconut and CD141 Musk| Pearls – SB714 Champagne |Ink Pad – IP724 Bark |T320 Craft Glue | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: DD776 Detailed Doily | Versafine Ink| White Embossing Powder| Ink Dauber | Foliage Die |Stamens| Hot Glue Gun

 

I hope that you feel confident or inspired to make some art foam flowers and to use them in your future projects.

Have fun creating!

 

 

 

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Anthology Art Foam Sheets Rikki Graziani Videos

” Thankful” Layout and Video Tuturial by Rikki Graziani

June 14, 2018

Good morning how are you all? Rikki here with my share this month using the stunning new Kaisercraft Collection Anthology….

Today I am sharing with you a layout that was seen in this months Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine, and if you havent seen this months magazine I would recommend it, theres some amazing work from the very, talented  Design Team and a feature showing you how to use Anthology’s Shadow Box Die Cut !!!

 

Kaisercraft Products; Anthology Collection : P2641 Ephemera | P2544 Botanist | P2545 Apothecary | CT938 Collectables |  IT468 Grunge | Other: White Mist | White Ink

Add some Kaisercraft Art Foam Flowers with your paper flowers from the Collectable pack!!!

I just love the Kaisercraft Art Foam, its perfect to customize flowers for any layout !!

I hope that this has inspired you, till next time…..

Rikki

xxxxxxx

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4 Helpful Tips for Beginner Paper Crafters

May 30, 2018

We all began this amazing Paper Crafting Hobby at some stage in our lives.  When you are starting from the beginning it is often helpful to gather as many tips as possible to help you create the projects you wish to make.  Today we are dedicating this post to “Tips for Beginners” and the Design Team have collated Four Helpful Tips for those crafters who are just beginning their crafty journey…or anyone else who enjoys learning a helpful tip along the way…

Tips for Beginners #1 – Use a Sketch

“Shine Like the Stars Card” by Cathy McGrath

 

Sometimes to kick start creativity, a sketch can be a great starting place. It can help to plan a design or when you are at a loss for design inspiration, provide the ‘mojo’ you may need in order to move forward. You can follow the sketch as it is, or rotate it or even replace some of the suggested shapes with ones that best suit your project.

Below is a sketch based on the card that I have created using papers from the Stargazer Paper Pad. This sketch could easily be adapted and be used to create a design for a square card. As you can see, some of the elements have been adapted to suit my project.

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: PP1044 | SS363 Sticker Sheet | Cardstock – CD101 Coconut |Decorative Die – DD216 Scribble Star | Rhinestones – SB700 Silver|T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Corner Rounder| Sequins

Tips for Beginners #2 – Create a Focal Point

“To the Moon and Back “layout by Kylie Kingham.

Beginner Tip: Hope to use your photo as a focal point.- Here in my layout you can see I have used three photos, all of the same image. I have printed two slightly smaller and used them more as a background or ‘accessory’to my layout.Even though all 3 images are the same your eye is drawn to the centre image for a few reasons. For one it is obviously larger, but I have also backed my photo with some darker paper and have attached it to my layout with foam dots, giving it that ‘framed’and raised appearance. Even though there is still plenty going on in and around my main photo, that is still the point my eyes are drawn to.

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2533 Moonlight, P2534 Universe, SS363 Sticker Sheet, PP1044 Paper Pad, CT937 Collectables, DD817 Peony Cluster, DD811 3D Layered Peony, SF901 White, SF916 Navy, SF917 Bluebell, SF920 Sage.

Other: Seguins, Stitching, Hot Glue.

Tips for Beginners #3 – Make the Most of Your Crafty Products

5 Cards Using 1 Embossing Folder – by Renee Aslette

Today, my tip for beginners is to get the most out of the things that you have.

I used Embossing Folder – Constellation EF283. In the video below, I will show you 5 ways I used the same embossing folder.  I then created 5 cards, in a set, using these embossed pieces and the Stargazer Collection.

Tip 1 – Embossing with Cardstock

This is the way most of us use an embossing folder.  Insert the cardstock into the Embossing Folder and put it through the DIYCuts Machine.

Tip 2 – Inking with the Folder on Side 1

For this I used the raised side of the embossing folder.  I then inked that side using Ink Pad – Lagoon IP727.  Then I added the cardstock and ran it through the DIYCuts Machine.

Tip 3 – Embossing Folder & Kaisercraft Art Foam

For this technique I wanted to show how versatile a piece of art foam is.  Not only can it be used for flowers, but you can use it in an embossing folder, and even die cut it.

Place the art foam piece in the embossing folder and run it through the DIYCuts Machine.

Tip 4 – Inking on the Embossing Folder on Side 2

Ink directly onto the Embossing Folder on the Reverse side.  I used Ink Pad – Black IP719. It creates a reverse pattern.

Tips 5 – Using a Brayer and Kaisercraft Paint

This one was a bit of an experiment for myself too.  I have always wanted to try it.  The thing is, if you try different things, sometimes they come off, and other times they turn out great!!!

I added Kaisercraft – Coastal Blue KC020 onto the brayer with a paint brush.  Then roll directly onto the embossing folder.  I did both sides for this one to see which result I liked the best.

Here is the video tutorial to show you how I created each card.

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: SS363 Sticker Sheet, PP1044 Paper Pad, CT937 Collectables, EF283 Embossing Folder – Constellation, CD650 Cardstock – Smooth – White, CD511 Card Pack C6 – White, IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon, SF901 Art Foam – White, IP719 Ink Pad – Black, KC020 Paint – Coastal Blue, DD001 DIYCuts Machine.

Other: Brayer.

Tips for Beginners #4 – Colour Matching

“Live for the Moments You Cant Put into words” Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Tips for Beginners - Colour Matching By Alicia McNamara

My Tip for beginners just starting out in Papercrafting is to colour match your photograph to the papers you are working with.  In this example I have taken the blue and white tones from the colours in the the photograph and tried to choose papers and flowers that match those colours.  Its a very simple technique but I feel it is crucial to making a layout easy to look at.  If your photograph doesn’t match the colours of your papers you can always edit the photo to black and white  or sepia colours.

Kaisercraft Tips for Beginners - Colour Matching By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Tips for Beginners - Colour Matching By Alicia McNamara

Video Tutorial Explaining this Tip:

Kaisercraft Products: P2536 Starry Night | P2539 Astronomy | P2533 Moonlight| SS363 Sticker Sheet | SF916 Navy | SF917 BlueBell | DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera | DD198 Decorative Die – Provincial Flourish | DD793 Decorative Die – Ornate Pack 1 | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | F630 Iceberg Paper Blooms | IT466 Diamond Flourish Template |

Other: Cheesecloth | Black Sewing Thread | White and Blue Misting Sprays | 

We hope you have found these Tips helpful.  Maybe you have a Tip you can add into the comments below that might help someone else on their crafty journey.  We are all continually learning so its nice to be able to stop and share something that might benefit a fellow creator.  The crafting community is one of the best parts of this hobby.  If you havent already joined Kaisercraft Corner our own private Facebook Group you might want to consider it.  You can ask questions, share projects and get lots of inspiration in this group and its full of lots of friendly crafters of all skill levels.  A perfect place to gain some tips…feel free to ask a question, you are bound to receive many helpful answers.

Have a lovely, crafty day : )

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Art Foam Sheets Donna Espiritu Stargazer

Stargazer Layout by Donna Espiritu

May 18, 2018

Hello everyone! Donna here with a project using the Stargazer collection.

I knew I wanted to create a scrapbook layout using one of the many photos of my daughter while she’s asleep. I love taking photos of her while she looks like a little angel… coz when once she wakes up, well… you know what happens when our little angels are awake :D

So on to my layout… I turned my photo into black and white so it will blend beautifully with the colors of the Stargazer collection.

The background paper already has dark blue splatters but I still added more using white, black, turquoise and lavender misting sprays. After placing everything I splattered all the misting sprays again with the photo covered so it won’t get any unwanted splatters.

I used the Navy art foam sheet to create the flowers and accentuated them with Ice Blue Rhinestones. It turned out really pretty! Love the contrast of the dark blue flowers and how the rhinestones sparkle. I only used two layers of art foam flowers though compared to the others I did with 3-4 layers. The dark color and the petals already made the flowers look fuller so I kept it with just two layers.

Using foam dots really create depth or dimension to any project. I’ve used it to adhere the doily and photo. As well as some of the Collectables and art foam flowers. I’ve also added word art strips and stickers as the final touch to my layout.

Kaisercraft Products:  Stargazer Collection – P2535 Milky Way (Reverse) | P2537 Orbit | SS363 Stargazer Sticker Sheet | CT937 Stargazer Collectables | SF916 Navy Art Foam Sheet | SB774 Ice Blue Rhinestones | T302 Mounting Foam Tapes | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue

OTHER: Doily | Thread | White, Turquoise, Black and Lavender Misting Sprays

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That’s all from me today! I really hope you liked my Stargazer layout as much as I do!

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!

xoxo,

Donna

 

 

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