Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kasiercraft Tuesday Tip - Embossing Folder Techniques

Hi Everyone,

Kaisercraft have just released a fab range of  Embossing Folders, so I thought I would share a couple of effective techniques that I love to use, created with an embossing folder and a couple of mediums.

Alison Bevis recently shared quite a few embossing folder techniques using your cuttlebug, but with these 2 techniques all you need is an embossing folder, cardstock and mist or texture paste.


Misting Technique

For this first technique, you will need – embossing folder, mist, and cardstock.



1  Spray one side of your embossing folder with mist
2.  Use it like a stamp and press the folder onto your cardstock. Make sure you press all over the folder and hold it down for 10-20 seconds to allow the mist to absorb into your cardstock.
3.  Lift off and you have a gorgeous watercolour image.



Kaisercraft Product: All That Glitters Collection – PP964 paper pad, CM326 Captured Moments 4×6″ Cards – sparkle, EF205 Embossing Folder – Damask, DD 516 Decorative Dies – Vines

Texture Paste Technique

On the second technique you will need an embossing folder, water mister, texture paste, cardstock and mist. I was shown this fab technique by the lovely and talented Kim Ewins.

1.  Apply a coat of texture paste to your cardstock, then allow to sit for 5-10 mins, as you don’t want it too wet.
2.  Lightly spray one side of your embossing folder with water mister, then press down firmly, all over your embossing folder.
3.  Lift off gently. Make sure you wash your embossing folder straight away, as if the texture paste dries, your embossing folder will be ruined.
4.  Allow to dry, then mist over the top, to show off your embossed image.


 
Kaisercraft Product:  All That Glitters Collection – PP964 paper pad,, EF205 Embossing Folder – Damask, SB794 Pearls – Snow, EM926 Lace – White

Damask Embossing Folder- EF205

You can play around with both sides of the embossing folder with these techniques, for a positive and negative image.

Have fun.

Cathy :)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Kaisercraft - Wanderlust Collection


 Hi Everyone,

Sharing my projects created with Kaisercraft's new Wanderlust Collection, which is just the thing to document all those travel/holiday photos.   

“Let the Adventure Begin”

The little camera and geo tag embellishments were cut using the new Geo Tags Decorative Dies.


Kaiser Product: – Wanderlust Collection - Paper – P1756 Exploration, P1758 Freedom, P1759 Adventurous, SS273 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CT820 Collectables, CS206 Clear Stamp Set, DD108 Decorative Dies – Geo Tags, T613 Template – Quarters, CS878 Clear Texture Stamp - Sketchy, IP729 Ink - Tangello, T303 Foam Tape, SB1503 Droplets – Sky Blue
Other Products: gesso, archival ink

“The World is a Beautiful Place”

Kaiser Product: – Wanderlust Collection - Paper – P1756 Exploration, P1757 Discover, P1760 Wander, P1761 Lost, P1762 Found, P1762 Unknown, SS273 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CT820 Collectables, CS206 Clear Stamp Set, T618 Template – Crosses, CS755 Clear Texture Stamp - Grid, IP723 Ink - Vintage, T303 Foam Tape
Other Products: mist, ink

“Fly Away With Me"

Kaiser Product: – Wanderlust Collection – PP962 Paper Pad, SS273 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CS206 Clear Stamp Set, CS149 Clear Texture Stamp - Chevron, EM406 String Natural, CD511 C6 Card Pack – White, T303 Foam Tape
Other Products: mist


 “Life is a Journey”

Kaiser Product: – Wanderlust Collection – PP962 Paper Pad, CT820 Collectables, CS206 Clear Stamp Set, CM125 Captured Moments Cards 3x4 – A is for Adventure, CS150 Clear Texture Stamp - Triangles, CD502 Square Card Pack – Cream, T303 Foam Tape
Other Products: mist, ink, charms, gesso

Kaisercraft Wanderlust Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kaisercraft - Shine Bright Collection


“Hi all,

Today I have projects to share created with the fabulous "Shine Bright" Collection from Kaisercraft.  Love the Sunshine Yellow with contrasting Black and White to make the colour pop!! This range makes you feel happy just looking at it :)

 Amazing
I decided on a masculine grunge for this layout.  Sections of the brickwork from the Bumblebee pp were fussy cut and then underlayed with the chevron side of the Sunflower pp.   To add a bit of contrast to all the yellow, I stamped around the fussy-cut egdes with various Texture Stamps in the colours from Luke's T-shirt.
Kaiser Products: Shine On Collection - Paper –  P1748 Bumblebee, P1751 Mango, P1753 Marigold, P1754 Sunflower, P1755 Golden, CT819 Collectables, CS205 Clear Stamp Set, CM324 Captured Moments Cards 4x6 – Let It Shine, Texture Stamps – CS838 Numbers, CS833 Checker Plate, CS878 Sketchy, PT212 Printed Tape – Arrows, RB834 Rubons – Pack Your Bags, T303 Foam Tape

Other Products:  punch, izink, gesso, archival ink, fineliner pen


Hello Sunshine
As soon as I came across this adorable photo of my niece Hannah, I knew it would be the perfect fit for this super cute collection.  

On this layout I decided to contrast the sunshine yellow of this range with electric blue. For my background, I gessoed the check side of the Daisy pp to make soften the yellow and make the blue pop.  I used the Lattice Template and texture paste to create a little more dimension, then randomly added blue mist to
make the lattice masking stand out.  Couldn't resist adding some stamping to my background, using one of the word stamps from the matching Stamp Set.
Kaisercraft have released 8 new embossing folders this month!! I have embossed a section of Ocean cardstock with the gorgeous Lattice embossing folder.  Love how crisp and clean the embossing came out!


Kaiser Products: Shine On Collection - Paper –  P1749 Daisy , P1755 Golden, SS272 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CT819 Collectables, CS205 Clear Stamp Set, PP961 Paper Pad, Cardstock Weave – CD101 Coconut, CD102 Licorice, CD155 Ocean, EF202 Embossing Folder – Lattice, DD101 Decorative Die – Lacey Borders, T610 Template, - Lattice, PT205 Printed Tape – Happiness, SB703 Rhinestones – Aqua, T303 Foam Tape

Other Products:  punches, mist, gesso, ink, fineliner pen

Lastly a few fun and vibrant cards to brighten someone's day!!

 

 Hello Friend


Kaiser Products: Shine On Collection – PP961 Paper Pad, CS205 Clear Stamp Set, Texture Stamps CS137 Birthday, CD102 Cardstock Weave – Licorice, DD101 Decorative Dies – Lacey Borders, F627 Paper Blooms – Coconut, RS410 Sparklets – Daffodil, SB712 Rhinestones – Yellow Deep, CD511 C6 Card Pack – White, T303 Foam Tape

Other Products:  ink, twine


Hello


Kaiser Products: Shine On Collection – PP961 Paper Pad, CT819 Collectables, CS205 Clear Stamp Set, CD102 Cardstock Weave – Licorice, DD101 Decorative Dies – Lacey Borders, RS409 Sparklets – Ebony, SB712 Rhinestones – Yellow Deep, CD511 C6 Card Pack – White, T303 Foam Tape

Other Products: distress glitter, twine, ink


Happy Birthday


Kaiser Products: Shine On Collection – Paper – P1747 Sunbeam, PP961 Paper Pad, CD102 Cardstock Weave – Licorice, CS137 Texture Stamp – Birthday, CD511 C6 Card Pack – White, T303 Foam Tape

Other Products: mist, ink, soufflé pen

Kaisercraft "Shine Bright" Collection
Thanks so much for stopping by.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Kaisercraft - Betsy's Couture Collection


Hi Everyone,

It's my week to share my creations for Kaisercraft and today I have the gorgeous new "Betsy's Couture" Collection.  I Love the old world charm and muted colours of this range!!


“Moments” Layout



Kaiser Product: Betsy’s Couture Collection - Paper –P1739 Gown, P1740 Bolero, P1743 Mary Jane, P1744 Shawl, PS387 Speciality Paper Acetate – Timeless, SS271 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CT818 Collectables, CS204 Clear Stamp Set, DD504 Decorative Dies – Doilies, Wooden Flourishes – FL540 Victorian Mannequin, FL546 Ribbon Bows, PS387 Pearl Strips – Latte, EM931 Pearl Brads – Latte,  F630 Paper Blooms – Iceberg, F647 Mini Paper Blooms – Iceberg, CS880 Clear Texture Stamp – Windsor, CS153 Hessian, T303 Foam Tape
Other Products:   punch, mists, ink, charms, twine


“Beautiful Moments” Layout




Kaiser Product: Betsy’s Couture Collection - Paper –P1739 Gown, P1740 Bolero, P1743 Mary Jane, P1744 Shawl, P1745 Garment, Wooden Flourishes – FL510 Intricate Corners, FL445 Twig and Berries, FL474 Bees, EM931 Pearl Brads – Latte,  F630 Paper Blooms – Iceberg, F646 Mini Paper Blooms –Buttercream, CS752 Clear Texture Stamp – Script, IP723 Ink – Vintage, T303 Foam Tape
Other Products:  mists


“4x4 Shadow Box” OTP Project




Kaiser Product: Betsy’s Couture Collection – P1744 Shawl, P1743 Mary Jane, P1738 A Line, PP960 Paper Pad, CT818 Collectables, SB2341 4x4 Flat Shadow Box – OTP, DD101 Decorative Dies – Lacey Borders, Wooden Flourishes – FL445 Twig and Berries, FL474 Bees, FL377 Butterflies, FL325 Twin Lamp Post, FL370 Cameo, FL351 Ornate Clock, FL544 Hanging Bird Cages, FL378 Sitting Birds, EM931 Pearl Brads – Latte,  SB715 Pearls – Latte, F630 Paper Blooms – Iceberg, F647 Mini Paper Blooms - Iceberg, F646 Mini Paper Blooms –Buttercream, T303 Foam Tape, IP723 Ink – Vintage
Other Products: lace, embossing powder, charms, paint


“Life is Better With Friends” Card
I have used the gorgeous new Ornate Frame Decorative Die on this card


Kaiser Product: Betsy’s Couture Collection – PP960 Paper Pad, SS271 12x12 Sticker Sheet, DD310 Decorative Die – Ornate Frame, CD502 Square Card Pack - Cream, T303 Foam Tape
Other Products: mist,ink, charm

“Together” Card


Kaiser Product: Betsy’s Couture Collection – PP960 Paper Pad, CT818 Collectables, CS204 Clear Stamp Set, CD512 C6 Card Pack - Kraft, T303 Foam Tape
Other Products:  mist, ink, label die

Kaisercraft - Betsy's Couture Collection


Kaisercraft Monthly Challenge
Who do you admire most in this world?

Everyone has someone that inspires them along the way , helps them to grow and is always there in times of need…

This month for our challenge we thought that it was a good chance to not only reflect on this person but to create something based on them! We want to know who the superhero is in your life and for them to be reflected in your work this month! We are happy for entries to be layouts, cards or an off the page item and would really like to know in the comments why you chose this particular person…



The rules: On the first Saturday of each month a new challenge will be posted here on the blog. You can enter as many times as you like in the month, as long as each piece of your work falls under the category of the set challenge.

To enter, leave us a comment on the HERE on the challenge post with a link to your blog posting or a picture of your work. Find FULL terms and conditions
here.

The deadline: The last day of the set challenge month at 11.59pm AEST

The prize: 1st PLACE: A full Kaisercraft collection of your choice

2nd PLACE: A Kaisercraft scrap pack in the collection of your choice


GOOD LUCK x


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tresors de Luxe January Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I came across this gorgeous mood board for Tresors de Luxe January Challenge  and thought I would give it a go.  Tresors de Luxe are an Etsy shop which sell to die for laces, trinkets embellishments and flowers.

This LO of my nephew's beautiful wife was created a few months back and I hadn't gotten around to sharing it.  The colours were a perfect match for this mood board, so I decided to tweak it by adding various pieces of gorgeous lace from my stash, a bit of bling and a few embellishments.

Remember This Moment 
Photograph by Mick Delaney




Products Used:
Blue Fern Garden pp's and Tattered Diamond chipboard, Scrap FX berries stem chipboard, Prima flowers, Prina ink, Prima Say it in Pearls, Dusty Attic flowers, lace trims, Tim Holtz doily stencil, Viva Ferro metal effect paste - Amber Gold and Raspberry, Viva Inka Gold - jade and gold, Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Windsor, Kaisercraft bling - lippy red, Collections clock ephemera, Heidi Swapp glitter word stickers, Lindy's Stamp Gang mica - peppermint, Texture Paste, Stampendous glitter, embossing powder - white, metal charm, recycled jewelery, Girls Paperie Alpha Stickers

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Kaisercraft DT - new 2 Cool 4 School Collection


Hi Everyone,

For my last Kaisercraft post for this week I am sharing the cute new "2 Cool 4 School" Collection which is just perfect for those upcoming 1st day of school pics and all the wonderful school photos of your children's progress throughout the year.

“School Days” Layout
How cute does Brittany look here!!  I think she is Grade 4 or 5... omg I feel so old!  I love incorporating the Captured Moments with the pp's... just perfect if you are into layering.  

Add a few collectables to create a quick and easy layout, and if you want to go a step further mask your background, then add a bit of stamping. 

Photo Overlays - Distressed
The new photo overlays are a perfect way to draw the eye to your photo.

Dymo Alpha Stickers - black

Love these dymo alpha stickers... so versatile!!

Kaiser Product: – 2 Cool 4 School Collection - Paper – P1712 English, P1713 Science, P1714 Geography, P1715 Social Studies, P1711 Mathematics, SS268 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CT815 Collectables, CS201 Clear Stamp Set, CM122 Captured Moments 3x4 Cards – School Days, EM417 Photo Overlays – Distressed, T618 Template – Crosses, MA522 Dymo Alpha Stickers – Black, CS155 Clear Texture Stamp - Edges, IP719 Ink - Black, T303 Foam Tape
Other Products: gel medium, pigment powders,

I created 2 unisex bright and fun birthday cards.  Couldn't go past adding a little bit of masking and stamping to make them pop.

 “Great Day” Card
Epoxy Stickers -  Sunshine and Steel


Kaiser Product: – 2 Cool 4 School Collection - CT815 Collectables, CM122 Captured Moments 3x4 Cards – School Days, EM418 Photo Overlays – Party Time, ST910 Epoxy Stickers – Sunshine, ST913 Epoxy Stickers – Steel, T613 Template – Quarters, CS149 Clear Texture Stamp - Chevron, IP719 Ink - Black, CD501 Card Pack Square – White, T303 Foam Tape
Other Products: gel medium, pigment powders

“Make a Wish” Card

Black accents really pop when using brightly coloured pp's.

Clear Stickers - Delicate Words
Photo Overlays - Party Time

Kaiser Product: – 2 Cool 4 School Collection – Paper – P1713 Science, P1714 Geography, P1716 Art,  CT815 Collectables, CM122 Captured Moments 3x4 Cards – School Days, EM418 Photo Overlays – Party Time, ST915 Clear Stickers – Delicate Words, T613 Template – Quarters, MA522 Dymo Alpha Stockers – Black, CS149 Clear Texture Stamp - Chevron, IP719 Ink - Black, CD501 Card Pack Square – White, T303 Foam Tape
Other Products: gel medium, pigment powders

“Create Art” Altered Utility Box - Medium
 Lastly, I have altered one of the new Utility Boxes.  I decided to using this range to create an art box.  The centre front and back has a panel which can be covered in pp or chalkboard paint.  Great way to list what you have stored in your art box.

Kaiser Product Used: 2 Cool for School Collection – Paper - P1712 English, P1714 Geography, P1716 Art,  CT815 Collectables, SS268 12x12 Sticker Sheet, SB328 Utility Box Medium, ST916 Clear Stickers - Delicate Words, KC009 Kaisercolour Paint - Red, DM-1DM25BBBK Derivan 250ml Chalkboard Paint - Jet Black
Other Products: chipboard alphas

Kaisercraft "2 Cool 4 School" Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by :)