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Cathy McGrath

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Foam Flower Tutorial with Bonus Layout.

November 13, 2018

Art Foam Flowers

We create for many different reasons,  sometimes for pleasure or perhaps to capture a precious memory or

occasion that has happened in our lives.

Finding the right paper or embellishment can help us to achieve the reason why we have started to create in the first place.

Creating flowers adds an element of beauty to layouts.  They can be used in both masculine and feminine layouts.

By making them feel ‘vintage’ you certainly can  see how effectively they  compliment photos and papers.

Varying the size of the flowers also adds interest to layouts .

To learn how to make these flowers, watch the tutorial below.

 

 

Believe In Your Dreams Layout

PAPERS: SCRAP STUDIO Collection: P2635 Gritty, P2638 , P2638 Tarnished, P2639 Splatter

KC PRODUCTS: Flourish Pack –  Artist FL636,  Art Foam SF902 Ivory, SF908 Blossom and SF919 Lagoon,

Decorative Die DIY Flora Pansy DD484, DIY Flora Leaves DD493, Doilies DD504,

Pearls- SB714 Champagne, Ink Pad – IP733 Green and IP753 Licorice, CS Script, Cardstock CD114 Forest and  CD101 Coconut,

T320 Craft Glue, Foam Tape T303, T330 Die Release Tool, T317 Craft Scissors

OTHER: Sponge Dauber, Sponge, Iron, White Stamens, Flower Shaping Stylus, Wooden Skewer

SCRAP STUDIO has background papers that are perfect to create masculine pages.

It has elements that can be fussy cut to help tell your story or just add something beautiful to a page.

By making my own vintage flowers, it creates cohesion to the look and feel of the overall design.

To recreate this layout , view the tutorial below.

 

This flower making technique can be used to create flowers  for card making and home decor projects as well.

Download the instructions for the above project below.

Instructions:  Foam Flowers

Instructions: Layout.

 

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Art Foam Sheets Decorative Dies Do not use this category Tutorial Tuesday

Art Foam Flower Tutorial

July 17, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week. I have been playing with some art foam, and I came up with some                         different ways of creating flowers using one die.

These three flowers were created using only two petals. But by making one alteration, three different flowers were created.

The above flower uses the largest petal from the die, die cut three times. It was shaped by scrunching the tops and                              embellished by using stamens in the centre.

The final two flowers use the smaller petal from the die. Their construction is the same except for the shaping of the petals.                    Another variation of flower from DIY Flora Gerbera die.

Below is a video tutorial explaining how each of these flowers was made.

 

Once you have created these beautiful flowers, it’s always wonderful to incorporate them into your projects.

 

‘Dream Big Tag’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose Collection: PP1048 Paper Pad | Flourish Pack- FL628 Woodlands| Art Foam Sheets – SF908 Blossom| Decorative Die – DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera, DD499 Texture Burlap, DD607 Dream Big Word Pack| Mini Paper Bloom – F659 Sage and F658 Dusty Pink| Cardstock CD114 Forest, CD651 Kraft and CD101 Coconut| Pearls – SB714 Champagne |Ink Pads – IP725 Petal Pink, IP733 Green and IP724 Bark|T320 Craft Glue | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Size 8 Tag | Versafine Ink| Seam Binding| Ink Dauber | Foliage Die |Stamens| Hot Glue Gun

‘Stay Wild Card’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Hide and Seek Collection: PP1047 Paper Pad | CS330 Clear Stamp| Flourish Pack- FL628 Woodlands| Card Pack CD511 C6 White| Art Foam Sheets – SF909 Tulip| Decorative Die – DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera and DD753 Nesting Stitched Rectangles| Mini Paper Bloom – F659 Sage and F658 Dusty Pink| Cardstock CD114 Forest, CD168 Spruce, CD101 Coconut and CD141 Musk| Pearls – SB714 Champagne |Ink Pad – IP724 Bark |T320 Craft Glue | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: DD776 Detailed Doily | Versafine Ink| White Embossing Powder| Ink Dauber | Foliage Die |Stamens| Hot Glue Gun

 

I hope that you feel confident or inspired to make some art foam flowers and to use them in your future projects.

Have fun creating!

 

 

 

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Anthology Beyond the Page

Shadow Box

June 1, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a project which features one of the latest collections by Kaisercraft this month which is called Anthology. This collection features vintage inspired botanical images, gorgeous ephemera and stunning vintage papers. Today I am sharing a shadow box that I have created using some of the papers, the collectables and one of the specialty papers in the collection.

To create the actual shadow box, I selected an 8″ x 8″ canvas and used the reverse side of it. I selected the specialty paper called SHADOW BOX and measured then cut a section that I needed. Using a selection of the Kaisercolour paints, I painted the outside edges of the canvas to match the papers. Once dry, I glued them into place using soft matte gel.

To adhere the shadow box frame to the canvas, I measured a piece of paper from the collection and adhered this to the canvas and then marked onto the paper where the box lines would be. I attached double sided adhesive to some fun foam then measured and cut it into strips. I adhered these strips onto my lines and gradually built up my frames until they were all even with the top of the canvas before adhering the specialty paper layer.

To decorate inside each of the sections, I used some printed tape. I also used foam dots to add dimension to the collectable pieces.

I added some vintage trinkets from my stash to compliment the collection.

Inking the edges of the papers and the collectables adds to the vintage feel as well as enabling each component to stand out.

The metal corners add a nice finishing touch to the shadow box. These have been discontinued, but you might be able to

still buy them at some craft stores.

 

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection: P2548 Herbs | P2547 Ornithology |PS528 Shadow Box | CT938 Collectables| Kaisercolour KC002 Antique White, KC032 Raw Umber| T310 Paint Brushes| T302 Foam Dots| T320 Craft Glue

Other: 8” x 8” Canvas | Printed Tape – TM801 Timeless | Metal Corners – TM807 Silver |Soft Matte Gel| Glossy Accents| Vintage Trinkets | Hemp| Craft Foam| Double Sides Adhesive  

Have a great week!

Hugs from Cathy

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Mini Album

Gatefold Photo Folio

May 24, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you have had a wonderful week. Today I am thrilled to be able to share a gatefold photo folio with you. Folios are a wonderful way to store lots of photos and they also make wonderful gifts for friends and family.

To decorate my folio, I kept my design simple, using a minimal background paper highlighted by the textures of the flowers from the sticker sheet. It also has a magnetic closure.

Inside the folio the three sections enable spaces for lots of photos!

 

The cutapart cards make perfect tags. The sentiments are heartfelt and varied in this collection.

 

Below is a video walkthrough as I go through and share all of the components of this gatefold photo folio.

 

 

 

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2532 Constellation|P2533 Moonlight| P2535 Milky Way| P2536 Starry Night| |P2537 Orbit|P2538 Galaxy|P2540 Cosmic| PP1044 Paper Pad| CT937 Collectables| Cardstock – CD651 Kraft and CD102 Licorice |Chipboard CB154 |T321 Craft Glue|

Other: Magnets | Ribbon| Hemp| Scor-Tape

 

Have a great week!

Cathy

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Card Making Tutorial Tuesday Videos

Vintage Card Tutorial

April 3, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you have had a safe and restful Easter break with your loved ones. Today I am sharing a vintage, inchie inspired birthday card using the beautiful Pen and Ink Collection which is being released by Kaisercraft this month. It has soft muted tones and beautiful coordinating stamps and dies.

My focal image is this stamped butterfly. It was created by stamping the clear stamp onto some script paper from the paper pad and fussy cutting it out.

To add dimension to the papers, all were inked with bark ink and distressed. This adds to the vintage feel.

A selection of complimentary flowers in various sizes and in muted tones was added to the base of the card.

A sentiment was added from the paper pad and adhered using foam tape.

Below I have a video tutorial which demonstrates the construction of the card.

 

 

 

Kaisercraft Products: Pen and Ink Collection: PP1041 Paper Pad| CS324 Pen and Ink| CD509 – Square Card Pack – Kraft| Decorative Die – DD793 Ornate Pack 1 | Cardstock – CD114 Forest| Paper Bloom – F628 Honey| Mini Paper Bloom- F661 Black| Ink Pad – IP724 Bark| Pearls – SB715 Latte| T321 Craft Glue| T303 Foam Tape

Other: Versafine Onyx Black Ink | Clear Embossing Powder | Flowers |Flower Dies

 

I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial and also the new products from Kaisercraft.

Have a wonderful week!

Hugs from Cathy

 

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