It is spring in Europe. The days are getting lighter and the flowers are starting to pop up. Kaisercraft has got two new collections full of spring, summer and flowers.
The first collection, Cottage rose, is a pink collection, full of vintage and roses. I have used a lot of hand made flowers on a lot of my projects this month. This weeks tutorial is a flower tutorial with three kind of flowers. There is two kind of roses and a pansy tutorial.
All the flowers has been used in this layout, created for this months sketch challenge.
Kaisercraft materials: P2071 Welcome | P0275 Weatherboards | CT854 Collectables | SS311 Sticker sheet | PP995 Paper Pad | DD373 Pansy flowers.
Other: Corrugated cardboard | Cotton string |Acrylic paint | gesso.
You will need flower die cuts and a hot glue gun.
You will need DD373 Decorative Die – Pansy flower,
hot glue gun and acrylic paint.
The 1870s dress
This dress was created for CHA – spring 2016. Some of the roses from the rose tutorial are shown on the dress. The dress is created over a dress form, with an underskirt and a crinoline over the underskirt. The ruffles are fixed to the crinoline. The dress also has a bustle, which was typical for dresses in the periode from the 1870s to the 1890s.
The pattern for the dress was created over a weekend from copy paper, and the dress itself was created over one evening.
The ruffles and the bustle can be shown from the side and back og the dress.
The orchids have been created from CD101 Coconut Weave cardstock. The petals have been cut and coloured with ink from Kaisercraft’s inkpads.
This dress has also traveled around the world. It was sent from Norway to Kaisercraft in Australia by post. Then, it was sent to California in the US to go to CHA. I picked the dress up from CHA, when it was over and brought it back with me to Norway in the hand luggage on the airplane.
Kaisercraft materials: P2070 Floral Bouquet | P2072 Wallpaper | p2073 Crochet | P2074 Garden | P2075 Weatherboards | P2076 Quilt | P2077 Framed | P2078 Fragrant | SS311 Sticker Sheet | CT Cottage Rose Collectables | IP731 Ink Pad Berry | IP728 Ink Pad Safron.
Other: Dress form
Choose happiness layout
Working with the specialty papers with a gloss pattern, is really fun. Adding mists, sprays or ink to them creates nice pattern on the background paper.
The photo was taken a few years ago, with sunset over Uluru. I have also used the embossing folder EF229 Postmarks on the paper under the photo.
Kaisercraft materials: Paper: P2077 Framed | P2073 Crochet | P2071 Welcome | P2076 Quilt | PS449 Lace -Gloss | CT854 Collectables – Cottage Rose | EF229 Embossing folder Postmarks | SB793 Black Pearls
Paper Blooms: F662 Coral | F667 Mini paper blooms – Coral | ST910 Epoxy Stickers Sunshine | ST928 Clear stickers Life | DD902 Decor Frames and quotes Stamps | Inkpads: IP719 Black | IP724 Bark | IP721 Gum Leaf | IP733 Green | Kaisermists: KM111 White | KM115 Candy | KM101 Charcole | KM108 Orange.
The Sea breeze collection is a wonderful blue collection with lots of flowers.
Sea breeze minialbum
This minialbum has been created from scratch to show some of the papers. The album has five pages, but there are lots of flips and tags in the album. I have tried to use all the papers in the collection to show the papers.
The album has been created from card board and CD603 Premium Black cardstock.
There are lots of flaps in the album, that open, and where there are hidden messages and tags.
There is a pocket under the flap, hiding small cards with quotes from the collection.
At the edge, I have used a decorative die – words – thinking of you DD333. To make the words stick to the end of the page, I have used some cardstock between the die and the paper, where I want it to stick to the page. This will prevent the die to cut through the cardstock at the bottom.
I have used quotes hidden inside different flaps throughout the album.
I really like the pattern on the waterfall (P2018) page. This pattern in the paper has been fussy cut to create decoration on the flip on the left page.
I have created a small door on the right page, that can be opened.
These pages also have flips.
Behind this flip, I have played a bit with the decorative love pop up die (DD331). The die has been used in two different ways to create the pop up effect in the background.
The last pages has a flip on the right, that holds a card with a quote. The cover page on the right can be opened sideways.
When you open the last flap, this reveals a miniature pop up plane.
I created the template for this plane a few years ago, and you can find the template in my blog.
Kaisercraft materials: P2016 Waterlilly | P2017 Refresh | P2018 Waterfall | P2019 Lake | P2020 Sea | P2021 Raindrop | P2022 Swirl | P2023 Splash |P2024 Whirlpool | SS310 Sticker sheet | CT853 Sea Breeze collectables | DD331 decorative love pop up die | DD333 decorative die – words – thinking of you.
“Love more, worry less” layout
Sometimes, layout does not need to be complicated. This is one of those simpler layouts and it’s created as a picture, you can have on your wall, with a quote. The photo was taken in just outside Alice springs a few years ago. The layout has been carefully layered and added the flowers and the diecut hearts. There are some metal embellishments and coloured polishing wool.
Kaisercraft materials: Paper: P2017 refresh | P2020 sea | CD101 Coconut Weave cardstock | CT853 Sea Breeze Collectables | ST912 Epoxy stickers Candy | SB767 Hot Pink Pearls | KM111 Charcoald Kaisermist | DD724 Decorative dies hearts | DD343 Decorative die Daisy | Metal embellishment | TM814 Metal door knobs |Ink Pad: IP724 Bark | IP723 Vintage | IP719 Black.
Other: Car polishing wool coloured with alcohol ink.