Belinda here today to share a tutorial with you on how I complete a typical ‘Belinda’ layout as well as lots of projects featuring the stunning NEW collections Provincial and Sail Away.
I absolutely love both of these collections. Provincial with it’s beautifully shabby, rustic style patterns perfectly compliment my home which is a lovely old farm house. But there are also some beautiful soft blues and florals that are just perfect for baby layouts which is what I have created for my tutorial.
So let’s get started!
“Hello Baby” Layout
Today I am going to show you, step by step, how I create that watercolour effect on my background as well as how I layer up my layouts.
– Remove the strip from the “Mail” patterned paper.
– Cut a piece of Coconut cardstock 29.5cm x 29.5cm.
– Layer the cardstock over the patterned paper and stick down ensuring that the smooth side is facing up.
– Apply the Lattice Texture Stamp (or any texture stamp that you have in your stash) to the cardstock using embossing ink.
– Heat set with either clear or white embossing powder. (I find white embossing powder works best if you are like me and have dirty stamps. The white should hide any transfer of ink whereas the ink may show up with clear embossing powder.)
– Repeat these steps until you have as many blocks of pattern as you require.
– Spritz on some Denim Kaisermist.
– Quickly add a liberal amount of water from a water mister bottle.
– Scrunch up some paper towel and remove some of the excess water and colour.
– Flick some water droplets over the top with your fingertips.
– Allow to dry somewhat.
– Repeat this process using the Charcoal Kaisermist.
– Set aside to dry off completely or speed things up with a heat gun.
– Die-cut a flourish from Coconut cardstock using the Swirl Flourish Decorative Die.
– Add to the layout.
– Fussy cut a flower cluster from the Hampton patterned paper.
– Stick down on the layout.
– Matte your photo on Coconut cardstock.
– Add Foam Tape to the back of the cardstock in the centre only and add to your layout.
*NOTE: My photo is a non-standard size. You can add whatever size photo you like.*
– Choose two patterned papers from the Paper Pad and die-cut two tags from the Tag Shapes Decorative Die set.
– Die-cut a third tag from Coconut cardstock.
– Cut off the tops of the tags and staple the ends together.
– Stick down under your photo.
– Die-cut your title from Coconut cardstock as well as the same patterned paper that you used for your tags.
– To give the “hello” more impact, I glued it onto Coconut cardstock and then fussy cut with a slight border.
– Stick down on your layout.
– Add some stickers and die-cuts to further embellish and frame your photo.
– Complete your layout with the addition of some Paper Blooms and journaling strips.
Kaisercraft materials: P1972 Hedge | P1973 Mail | P1974 Hampton | CT843 Collectables | SS299 Sticker Sheet | PP984 Paper Pad | CD101 Kaisercard Coconut | CS120 Texture Stamp Lattice | DD517 Decorative Die Tag Shapes | DD700 Decorative Die Alphabet Uppercase | DD704 Decorative Die Hello | DD705 Decorative Die Swirl Flourish | F627 Paper Blooms Coconut | F630 Paper Blooms Iceberg | F644 Mini Paper Blooms Coconut | F647 Mini Paper Blooms Iceberg | T303 Foam Tape | KM101 Kaisermist Charcoal | KM106 Kaisermist Denim.
Other: stapler | journaling pen | embossing ink | embossing powder.
I hope you have enjoyed my first tutorial for Kaisercraft and that I have inspired you to try to create your own watercolour effect. Kaisermists are absolutely perfect for this technique as they react so well with the water. You may find that the addition of the mists and water warps your layout somewhat. Being slightly warped myself, I have learnt to live with the ‘warp factor’. You can try attaching your layout to a sturdier base such as heavy cardstock or chipboard if you prefer a flatter looking layout. Otherwise if you are storing in an album, this may help to flatten it.
To keep things fair, I thought I had better create a baby Hayley layout also! This time using the whole sheet of that stunning floral paper.
Kaisercraft materials: P1973 Mail | P1974 Hampton | CT843 Collectables | SS299 Sticker Sheet | CD101 Kaisercard Coconut | CD163 Kaisercard Spearmint | FL440 Wooden Flourishes Hearts | F627 Paper Blooms Coconut | F647 Mini Paper Blooms Iceberg | DD105 Decorative Die Love Hearts | DD108 Decorative Die Geo Tags | DD704 Decorative Die Hello | KM101 Kaisermist Charcoal | KM106 Kaisermist Denim | IP726 Ink Pad Island.
Other: Posca Pen White.
‘Happy Mail’ Mail Holder
Hmmm. What to do with all that mail I collect from the general store/post office everyday?? I know! A Kaisercraft Mail Holder decorated with Provincial. I told you I had a rustic old farmhouse so this matches perfectly! :-)
There! With just a few stickers and collectables from the collection as well as some die-cut words I have something pretty to hide all of those nasty window faced envelopes behind.
Kaisercraft materials: PP984 Paper Pad | CT843 Collectables | SS299 Sticker Sheet | SB2322 Mail Holder | DD700 Decorative Die Alphabet Uppercase | DD704 Decorative Die Hello | T331 Sanding Block | T307 File Set.
Now onto my Sail Away projects.
I have to say as much as I love the Provincial Collection, this one is my favourite this month. I just love the ocean and anything beach related is an absolute winner with me.
I have focussed mainly on the shades of blue papers as well as the woodgrain to create three layouts to share with you. There are also some stunning red images and papers in the collection as well as awesome collectables.
For my first layout I wanted to create the look of the waves breaking on the beach using the papers.
Simply using torn strips of patterned paper layered from dark to light, I have created the look of waves. It is so easy to create this look with all of the papers in different shades of blue.
Here’s a closer look.
I have added some sweet collectables in amongst the waves as well as the stamped and fussy cut compass and some sequins from my stash.
Kaisercraft materials: P1980 Ship | P1981 Compass | P1986 Starfish | PP985 Paper Pad | SS300 Sticker Sheet | CS244 Clear Stamp | CT844 Collectables | CD101 Kaisercard Coconut | CD187 Kaisercard Pebble | IP719 Ink Pad Black | IP723 Ink Pad Vintage | IP726 Ink Pad Island | IP727 Ink Pad Lagoon.
‘Hello Adventure’ Layout
It’s no secret that I have a ‘flat layout phobia’. Not that there is anything wrong with a flat layout. It’s just that I love layers and dimension and this layout just goes to prove that. It is super layered and dimensional using lots of Kaisercraft Foam Tape between the layers. I have used the fabulous Compass Specialty Paper on this one too.
Check out all of those layers!
Kaisercraft materials: PS435 Compass Specialty Paper | P1980 Ship | P1988 Map | SS300 Sticker Sheet | CT844 Collectables | CD101 Kaisercard Coconut | DD730 Card Creations Anchor Cardfront | DD108 Decorative Die Geo Tags | DD704 Decorative Die Hello | DD705 Decorative Die Swirl Flourish | FL303 Wood Flourishes Vines | FL393 Wood Flourishes Clouds | IP719 Ink Pad Black | IP726 Ink Pad Island | T303 Foam Tape.
‘Beach Beauty’ Layout
I have a ‘thing’ for wood grain paper so I had to use the stunning Lighthouse paper as the background for this layout. I added some more texture to it by swiping some texture paste over the wave shapes on the Nautical Quarters Template.
I used the Anchors Embossing Folder to emboss some vellum to add to the layers below my photo and that cute little anchor was left over from my last layout from when I die-cut the Anchor Cardfront Decorative Die.
Kaisercraft materials: P1983 Nautical | P1984 Lighthouse | P1988 Nautical | SS300 Sticker Sheet | CT844 Collectables | CS244 Clear Stamps | PP985 Paper Pad | EF231 Embossing Folder Anchors | DD730 Card Creations Anchor Cardfront C6 | T627 12×12 Template Nautical Quarters | CD101 Kaisercard Coconut | IP719 Ink Pad Black | IP724 Ink Pad Bark | KM101 Kaisermist Charcoal | T303 Foam Tape | DD701 Decorative Die 6×4″ & 3×4″ Rectangles | DD704 Decorative Die Hello.
Other: texture paste | vellum | sequins | Posca Pen.
Well that is all from me today. I hope I have inspired you to create some layers and dimension on your layouts with some stunning Kaisercraft product. Thanks so much for checking out my November creations.