Hello everyone, it’s Kylie with you all today with a tutorial of my ‘Frosted Snowflake’ layout. I’m using the new ‘Frosted’ Christmas collection which is absolutely beautiful.Lots of blue and silver hues! Thanks to the lovely paper prints and collectables in this range, I really wanted to create a special “Snowflake’ theme, with lots of texture and layers.Before I show you the process, here is a photo of the completed layout.
I really love how it all came together, and found it quite hard to narrow down to what papers to use as they are all so beautiful!
I selected P2168 Polar as my top paper and P2163 Chilly as my border piece.The first thing I always do is take a pencil and mark in whereabouts I will sit my photo.
Next, I remove 1cm (3/8″) off each side of my top sheet.I also remove an inner square from my border piece, leaving a little over an inch.(Don’t throw away the inner square, you can save it for something else!)
Next, I glued the border piece to plain cardstock CD101 Coconut.
You can set this aside to dry, whilst you work on your top layer piece.
Next, I painted the top sheet with clear Gesso and allowed it to dry.
I then proceeded to start adding some Kaisermist in Denim KM106. I diluted mine with a little water before spraying directly onto my page and then blending with some paper towel.This helps soften the effect.
(Kaisermists are some of my most favourite products.The possibilities with them are endless,so versatile!)
Once the Kaisermist had dried I then very sparingly, sponged some white Gesso over the top.This gave a marbled effect.
Next I set to work using the Designer Template Holly IT916. I chose the flower design as I thought it looked like little snowflakes.I just wanted them to look soft and randomly placed.I was mindful of where I had outlined my photo placement as well with this process and evenly applied some texture paste to the template.
Whilst the texture paste was still wet I went ahead and applied some silver glitter, embossing powder and heat.
I really loved the effect this gave!
Next I started tearing a piece from the corner behind where my photo will be positioned.I made it in the shape of a number seven, and proceeded to do some mountain folds and pinch them into place.So it looked like an accordian.
TIP: It’s easy to do this process if you very lightly mist the area with water first.
I also made a small triangle tear on the bottom left hand side.I then distressed the edges a little of the entire page and added diluted Kaisermist Coffee KM113 with a sponge to the edges.Next I added some ink splots by gently tapping the applicator of Kaisermists White KM111,Denim KM106 and Winter Grey KM112.
Using the papers from the 6″ x 6″ paper pad PP1005 I created a backing piece for my photo as well as in behind the torn sections of my page.This adds a nice contrast.
Using pieces of Corrugated cardboard CB153 glued together, I added some packing for height to just one side of my photo.I didn’t need do the other side as the accordian fold on the top sheet will support it.
Now I begin the fun of layering mixed elements to my page.I have used the below listed products-
White lace EM926 | Snowflake flourish pack FL584 | Iceberg paper blooms F630 | Coconut paper blooms F627 | Iceberg mini blooms F647 | Coconut mini blooms F644 | Collectables CT864 |
Other- Pearl string | Netting | Seed beads
The final step was to adhere the top page to its border.I also gently folded in small sections, here and there of the outside edge of my top sheet to give a more shabby chic appearance.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today and that it may inspire you to go create your own masterpiece!
Until next time,