Tuesday Tip – Clear stamps

Hi there everyone,  Adriana here today,  with today’s Tuesday tip at Kaisercraft. Every paper collection that Kaisercraft produce have a set of clear stamps to compliment the papers. They are so simple and easy to use.

Today I will show you how you can use them to simply create a unique paper design for a card. But you are not limited to cards, you can create background designs for your layout or use them on your Project Life cards. The set of stamps I have chosen is the “Honey Chai” set which has been released this month. I have used all the 4 stamps of this clear stamp set to create my card.

CS169 Honey Chai Clear Stamp

French_clear stamp CS169

I do love the cute birds and the details in the leaves and flowers.

 Here is my finished card

1. Mount your stamp on clear block and stamp around the edges of your card stock, with the wreath style stamp. Making sure that you only stamp the edges.

2. Stamp the 3 birds on a twig stamp on card stock.

3. Stamp 3 butterflies on cardstock.

4. Colour inside all images with assorted colours of Kaiser Fusion.

5. Stamp the large rose on edges of other cardstock. Also, cut out the 3 butterflies with scissors.

 6. Place foam tape underneath a Honey Chai Collectable word phrase, adhere on to bottom of card. Adhere card on large folded card. Place foam dots under butterflies and attach to card front.

Your finished card will always be a unique one of kind card, using the stamping clear set from Kaisercraft.

Hope you find time to create something with Clear Stamps this week, Cheers Adriana :)

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Tuesday Tip – Clear stamps on Wooden Embellishments

Hi Everyone!  It’s time for a Tuesday Tip, today we have Adriana Bolzon sharing a few tip ideas using Kaisercraft Clear stamps with Kaisercraft Wooden embellishments”

Adriana says: “Kaisercraft have a great range of Clear stamps, they are so versatile and easy to use on any project.  Stamping them on cards and layouts is the most popular way to use them but you can also use them on the Kaisercraft Wooden embellishments to change the look, color and appearance of them.

On my “Summer Breeze” layout that I have created this month, I changed the look of the wooden butterflies. Firstly I painted the butterflies with white paint and let them dry. I then stamped the Kaisercraft Laugh Clear Stamp CS893 with a Burgundy Ink pad and gently inked the edges of the wooden butterflies. The words “live, laugh & love” are stamped all over the butterflies.

CS893 “Laugh, Love, Life” clear stamp & Butterflies FL377

 Here are some other examples using the music clear stamp from Porcelain Rose clear stamp on a Wooden Cloud FL393 and Wooden Key FL306

 CS102 “Porcelain Rose” clear stamp set & CS864 “75 Cents” clear stamp

  I stamped the bottle image on to the little Bottle Wooden Embellishments FL503, this adds more details to the little bottles.

 Hope this gives you some ideas of different ways to decorate Wooden embellishments and using Kaisercraft clear stamps.

Happy crafting everyone <3

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Creative Card Using NEW Clear Stamps

Hi everyone, welcome to our Thursday post which is our Creative Card. Today we are being lead by Ann-Katrin Toresen from our Contributing Design Team who will show us some great card ideas using the new Timeless Clear Stamps…enjoy!

Ann-Katrin says:
“Hello Kaisercraft friends! Today is my turn to show you some creative cards with Kaisercraft products. Have you seen the new core clear stamps? They are a perfect add on for cards made to the dimensions of 15 x 8 cm. There’s 10 new designs and really go with any Kaisercraft range!

Card 1 – “We Love You Daddy” By Ann-Katrin Toresen

Materials Used:
Clear stamps Botanical CS795, Tiny alpha stickers White MA509, Madame Boutique Collectables CT701, Madame Boutique paper Pinafore P753, Mini Paper Blooms Sage F649 and Blossom Resin Flower Orchid EM968.

Card 2 – “Don’t Count…” By Ann-Katrin Toresen

Materials Used:
Clear stamps Postmarks CS802, Madame Boutique Collectables CT701, Madame Boutique paper Pinafore P753, Resin Flower Orchid EM968 and Rub ons Moments RB904.

Card 3 – “A Moment…” By Ann-Katrin Toresen

Materials Used:
Clear stamps Parade CS797, Madame Boutique Collectables CT701, Madame Boutique paper Pettitcoat P749, Madame Boutique Paper Pad PP856, Mini Paper Blooms Terracotta F652 and Resin Flower Orchid EM968.
 Other: ink and embossingpowder.

“Go on and start stamping!”

 

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Layer upon layer…

Hi Everyone!  This week Kirsty, Camilla and I are excited to share with you our techniques when it comes to layering printed chipboard, embellishments and patterned papers together.

The gorgeous new English Rose collection has stunning printed chipboard pieces included in its range and the flowers and leaves are perfect for layering over patterned papers and photos on your layouts.

On my layout “Tiny Dancer” I have added the flocked specialty paper – Vera, and used a border punch along one edge.  The texture on this paper creates the base for my layering effect.

“Tiny Dancer” by Leanne Allinson: English Rose collection – Frieda (p600); specialty paper – Vera (ps130); 6″ paper pad (pp835); clear stamps – English Rose (cs768), tags (cs760); ink – rose (ip712), black (ip707); printed chipboard – English Rose (cb119); mini alpha stickers – cream (ma 505).  Other: machine stitching; small shipping tag; embroidery thread.

The artisian shape paper beneath the photos has been machine stitched to the layout and the strips of patterned paper have been selected from the 6″ paper pad, one of which has been  individually stamped with the English Rose border clear stamp (cs768).

Inking, stitching and stamping are all good techniques to use when layering.  I like to ink the edges of most of my individual pieces of paper and trim.  It gives the piece definition and ensures when it is placed onto your layout, it won’t blend directly into the background.

Similarly, die-cuts and trims are also great to use, especially with pop dots.  They are lifted up off the page and can be used to highlight a title, for example.  Don’t be afraid to cut the die-cuts, trims and chipboard up either.  That’s what this layering technique is all about.  Taking something pretty and making it extraordinary!

Camilla says “I usually layer a lot on my layouts, not only papers but also embellies like flowers, stamping, lace and tickets. The Seaside collection has such fun colours. I decided to go with the beige, blue and yellow.”

Again, stamping has been used on this layout as an individual layer.  The black circle stamp draws the eye back through the layout to the beige background.  The lace strips, placed at different levels, do the same thing, creating depth to the page.

“Båtstugor” – Camilla Ekman: Seaside papers; Rock Pools (P592), Escape (P593); Seaside Clear Stamps (CS767); Seaside Die Cut Elements (DC330); Embellishment Pack Seaside (EM941); Embellishment Pack Seaside (EM942); Lace Pack – Cream (EM927); Flowers – Sunshine (F604); Pearl Brads – Chocolate (EM935)

Other: chipboard alpha

Kirsty says  “The English Rose collection just begs to be layered, the gorgeous soft old world patterns and colours reminded me of old fashioned dresses worn to tea parties with layers of petticoats and ruffles. I love how the ‘Vera’ specialty paper (PS130) was subtly flocked, allowing me to swipe a co-ordinating ink pad over the top to enhance the gorgeous velvety swirls.”

“Love” by Kirsty Piper: English Rose Collection- Patterned paper; Specialty Paper Vera(PS130), Florence(P596), Estelle(P598), Pearl(P601), English Rose Die Cut Elements(DC331), KaiserCraft Other- Wood Flourishes Love and Cherish(FL319), Wood Flourish Curls(SB725), Mounting Foam Pads(T302), Tiny Alpha Stickers latte(MA511)

The KaiserCraft foam dots are absolutely perfect for adding just the right amount of dimension to your projects and are wonderful to use for layering the beautiful roses hand cut from the patterned papers of the English Rose collection.

So, the next time you pick up a piece of printed chipboard or another fabulous co-ordinated embellishment, try layering them to add depth and definition to your page!

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Tuesday Tip – Creating 3D embellishments with stamps

Having a range of stamps in your collection gives you endless possibilities when it comes to creating embellishments for your layouts or cards. But even having just one stamp will give you the same freedom! By simply stamping the same image several times and then layering them on top of each other, with foam tape in between, lifts them from your page. This is how you can create your own 3D embellishments with stamps.
What you will need: 1 picture clear stamp, ink, organza ribbon and patterned paper. I am using Kaisercraft’s Mini Clear Stamp: Cupcake (cs902) and the Jungle Bug collection.

Step 1. Stamp the candle image twice and the cupcake four times, onto three different patterned papers – orange (2), brown (1) and blue (1).

Step 2. Cut out carefully around the edges of the stamped image.

Step 3. Cut the top off of the brown cupcake and discard the bottom. Do the same for the blue cupcake but following the stamped lines of the cupcake bottom, pleat in a concertina fold.

Step 4. Using the foam tape (t303), organza ribbon and the two orange cupcakes, assemble the layers together: Cupcake, foam tape, ribbon, cupcake.

Step 5. Tie the ribbon into a bow, leaving room for the blue concertina cupcake to slide underneath. Layer the blue cupcake topper onto the brown layer, leaving the bottom edge of the brown “frosting” to show. Attach it to the orange cupcake, covering the topper completely. Insert the blue cupcake bottom beneath the ribbon and assemble the candle using the same method as above. Attach the candle to your cupcake.

Step 6. Add your completed embellishment to your layout

“First Birthday” by Leanne Allinson: Jungle Bug collection: Tropic Tangle (rev, p515), Dirt Trail (rev, p519); 6” paper pad (pp822), 6” paper pad die cuts (pp822); clear stamp – cupcake (cs902); ink – black (ip707), corn (ip711), antique blue ip716); tiny alpha sticker – latte (ma511); mini alpha stickers – latte (ma506); organza ribbon – blue (ri617); foam tape (t303). Other – machine stitching; embroidery floss; brown ink; staples; pop dots.

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