Hi everyone, Jowilna here with my Tuesday Tutorial showing you how easy it is to add a pop of color to paper and elements in a few easy steps.
I love the Christmas Edition Range of papers, but somehow Christmas doesn’t seem right without a bit of color. So I naturally wanted to add
some color to the range and found a really easy way to achieve it.
Sharpie markers were used to add color to the background paper used on my card, as well as some of the collectables.
The elements and paper took the color really well
and made for a striking finishing product – showing just how versatile this range really is.
The secret to coloring is to layer different colors so that you can add highlights and shadows and achieve beautiful shading. How to color your elements
step 1 – Start by coloring your poinsettia leaves in orange.
step 2 – Next add some bright pink shading down the middle of the leaves and any dark areas printed on the image.
step 3 – Finish off the leaves with a layer of red. The orange and pink combined with the red makes for a beautiful rich color perfect for Christmas.
step 4 – Trim the background paper to size to fit onto the front of your card.
TIP: Select three shades of green markers to add color to your leaves. Start with the lightest green working to the darkest green and then blend over everything with the light green again for a seamless effect.
step 5 – Color some holly leaves from your collectables pack.
step 6 – Position your elements together and start layering them onto each other.
step 7 – Use mounting foam dots to adhere some of the elements to add dimension to your card.
Layer the elements underneath each other for interest.
step 8 – Apply glimmer paste through the star stencil.
Add embellishments like buttons, rhinestones and ink splats. Use dimensional glaze to highlight some of the berries on the elements from the collectables pack.
I can’t wait to explore more ways of adding color to this range using different mediums and techniques.
The blank slate means the perfect opportunity for creativity and experiments.
Hi everyone, Beck Beattie here today with ‘Tutorial Tuesday’. I can’t wait to share with you a fun technique incorporated into my project today
I wanted to take you through how I created the beautiful but subtle Poinsetta and Holly background on my page today.
Step 1: Stamp the images from the Christmas Edition stamp set featuring the Poinsetta and Holly leaves onto the backgound using a white ink pad. I have stamped in the areas that would see the effect peeking out from behind the script pattern paper I chose to go over the top on my page.
Step 2: Add clear or white Embossing Powder while the ink is still wet.
Step3: Remove the excess embossing powder and using a heat gun, heat to melt the embossing powder.
Step 4: Take a distress ink or oxides in a brown tone and gently add colour over the top of all the areas where the embossing is featured. Work in a circular motion to softly build up the colour.
Step 5: Using a dry old towel rub over the embossed areas to remove the ink colour that will be resisted by the embossed images. This adds a beautiful soft element to the page.
Step 6: Add droplets of water to activate the ink and then blot off with some paper towel
To finish your layout, add a torn piece of the ‘Snowcapped’ paper as well as some of the collectibles and elements from the sticker sheet. Enhance these with some florals and pearl strip as pictured as well as your journalling.
Here are some more pictures to help you get up close to all the details.
Here is the full scrapbook page for you to enjoy of a great family time we had when we recently visited Soverign Hill in Ballarat Victoria Australia. It is a place set back in the gold mining times. Each year they put on a wonderful Christmas in July celebration. I just knew this collection would be perfect for my photos captured that day!
Kaisercraft Products: Christmas Edition: P2382 Rejoice | P2384 Snowcapped | SS346 Sticker Sheet | CT889 Collectables | CS308 Clear Stamps | F628 Paper Blooms: Honey | F636 PaperBlooms: Ruby | F654 Mini Paper Blooms: Augergine | PL504 Pearl Strip: Chocolate
Hello! Donna here with my first post as a Kaisercraft Design Team member.
I used the Christmas Jewel collection to create a banner perfect as a Christmas decoration.
While I was thinking of what to make for today’s project, I knew I wanted to include one of the beautiful, glittery Kaisercraft printed tapes. So, I came up with the idea to create a rosette out of it.
I thought of using the patterned papers from the paper pad but since I will cover them anyway, I just used regular copy papers.
I didn’t cover the entire strip of paper. 2 lines of the printed tape was enough.
I also added “tails” to each one using a metallic silver thread. I used foam tapes to some of the pieces to add depth.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial if you like to make one for a holiday decor.
Do you share my love for making Mini Albums? They are such a fun, short project and are perfect for gifting to a friend or family member. Today I am sharing a Mini Album that I made and Five Tips on how to make a Mini Album. I also have included a video that demonstrates exactly how I put this Album together using Kaisercraft’s gorgeous new “Christmas Jewel” Collection.
I have had some Graduation photographs on my desktop waiting and waiting for the right paper collection. When I saw the beautiful purple shades in “Christmas Jewel” I knew they would be a perfect match. Even though this is a Christmas Collection there are some “un-Christmas like” papers included that could be utilised in an “un-Christmas like” project. If you have been waiting for a purple collection, this is such a beautiful set, so many lovely shades of purple and with silver trimmings. It really is divine. Alternatively, if you have some lovely Christmas Photos that you would love to make into a Mini Album, you could easily choose the more “Christmassy themed” papers from the collection. You could make a Christmas Mini Album instead of a Graduation Mini Album.
Before I jump straight into my Mini Album Tips I would like to welcome you to a brand new year on the Kaisercraft Blog. Today, the 1st of August, marks the beginning of the new 2017/2018 Year for the Kaisercraft Design Team. I am honoured to be the first Team Member to blog for the year and I can promise you that you will LOVE this new team filled with talented artists. The projects that they have already created and are waiting to share are so beautiful and the new Kaisercraft Collections are to die for! This year is going to be amazing!!
So lets get started then, to kick off the New Year I am sharing Five Tips to Make a Mini Album. This post is for all the Mini Album lovers out there and for those who might be new to making a Mini Album but might need a little encouragement to give one a try…
Mini Album Tip #1 – Gather Your Materials
This tip might seem very obvious but, if you know what collection you are using and you have most of the bits and pieces from that collection it makes the creating process a whole lot easier!! I chose the “Christmas Jewel” Collection because it matched the Graduation Gown of our friend in the photographs. (Isn’t she a little cutie.) I then went through and searched my craft room for purple and silver glitter tape, a co-ordinating Ink Pad and album rings. The easiest Mini Albums I have made are when I start with a base that is already prepared for me. This time I chose the Kaisercraft “Ticket Album”. It is a great size for 4×6 photos.
Mini Album Tip #2 – Keep Your Design Simple
To make creating a Mini Album a quicker task it helps to keep your design nice and simple. For my Album I chose to use 3 12×12 Papers: P2362 Gilded Snowflakes, P2364 Winter Wonderland, and P2369 Glimmering for my base pages. The Polka-dots were for the front and back Covers of the Album. The other two papers were for the two opening spreads in the Album. I simply cut these with a blade and glued them to the base pages of the Album.
Mini Album Tip #3 – Repeat the Same Design For Every Page
Sometimes it can be hard to think of different ideas to decorate every page of your Mini Album. I suggest keeping the same design for every page. This creates a lovely co-ordinating effect throughout the album and allows you to enjoy creating without too much brain strain!! For my Album I chose IT448 Ornate Damask Template and used that to decorate the pages of my album.
I also chose to cut P2365 Ornate Garden into strips and use that with Glitter Tape to decorate the middle of each page.
Mini Album Tip #4 – Select Meaningful Quotes
I do love the lovely quotes Kaisercraft use in their products and collections. I love the look of a meaningful quote alongside a photograph. For this Album I used Kaisercraft’s “Clear Stickers” ST928 Life and ST925 Family to fill the page opposite my photograph.
Mini Album Tip #5 – Embellish with Decorative Dies
I love Kaisercraft Decorative Dies. Every month there is a new die that I am just longing to collect. In this project I used numerous dies to decorate and embellish the pages of this album. Decorating with Dies is such a quick and easy way to fill space on a project. I have listed the dies I used in this Album below, just in case you would also like to make these part of your die collection ; )
DD589 – Hydrangea Rectangle
DD793 – Ornate Pack 1
DD388 – Poinsettia
DD757 – Large Flourishes
DD347 – Numbers
Mini Album Tutorial/Process Video
Finally, here is my Tutorial/Process Video. I would love you to take a look and see exactly how I put my Album together from beginning to end. You might even like to subscribe to my You Tube Channel. On my channel there are over 20 videos of projects I have made with Kaisercraft Products.