Mr & Mrs…

Hello LiitD friends!

I have a layout to share with you today.  And I’m taking a step back in time with several aspects of today’s layout - from the photos themselves (5 years old) to a few of the supplies and techniques.  As well, I’m using another of the chipboard pieces that I designed and revealed in my blog post last week.

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As I mentioned last week here on the blog, I’ve designed a set of Wedding Words and phrases that can be used for card making and scrapbooking alike.  And having pulled out some of these wedding photos for last week’s post, I couldn’t stop at creating just one layout, any more than a person can stop at one french fry.  Plus the chipboard Mr&Mrs!!  So cool!  I love it in it’s original kraft color, but I also love to make things coordinate on my page.  So I dug out my elderly bottle of navy blue Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink and painted the chipboard navy blue.

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It’s hard to see clearly in the photos, but in real life, the chipboard has a pearlescent sheen to it that’s very pretty!  I mention the Smooch by Clearsnap, even though it isn’t available in the store anymore, because I suspect that a few of you have several of these cute little “nail polish” styled bottles stashed in your craft space and could use the inspiration to pull them out and play with them again!  If you don’t own any pearlized ink and would like to duplicate the look, you could color your chipboard with your preferred method, acrylic or watercolor paint, pencil crayons, stamping ink or anything else, then mix up some Perfect Pearls powder with water and paint that over the dried ink color, OR!, color over the whole painted chipboard with a Wink of Stella shimmer pen, or spritz your colored chipboard with shimmer mist.  There are lots of ways to achieve this look!

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The next thing I want to highlight is a technique that we learned in last summer’s DIY Embellishment class, where we covered purchased (or homemade) die cuts with Glossy Accents from edge to edge, and let them dry, producing an amazing “epoxy” embellishment like you see available everywhere for purchase.

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For the purpose of this layout, I entirely covered a butterfly die cut from Kaisercraft’s Indigo Skies line.  Again, it’s not easy to capture the sheen on camera but it’s very luscious and glossy in real life!  Something to remember if you’re doing this yourself, is that you don’t have to cover the whole entire die cut with Glossy Accents, but you can apply the liquid in strategic places where the pattern on the paper demands.  The blue sprig below has a bit of a leaf pattern to it that I decided to accent with the GA.

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These heart embellishments are exactly what we’re trying to create ourselves with the Glossy Accents!

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I typed out my journaling on a vintage typewriter and glued down the cut up strips to add some visual interest to the layout.  Finally, I added some navy blue print splatters.

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Most of the paper strips used to create the photo mat are cut from the papers in the Indigo Skies collection.  The round wooden epoxy button is from PinkFresh, the chipboard flower and leafy branch is from Simple Stories, the brads are from Doodlebug and the washi tapes are a combination of Michael’s and American Craft’s Amy Tangerine lines.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Goin’ to the Chapel….

Hello friends!  Tis the season to be receiving wedding invitations in the mail… We’re off to a wedding ourselves, in Montana next weekend, and I’m ready with the chipboard titles!

As you know, there have been some new laser cut chipboard cuts available in the store recently and today I want to share with you, a set that I’ve created for all the LOVE occasions you might be wanting to express!  Wedding Words will be available in an assortment of sizes - suitable for card making, scrapbook layout titles and home decor pieces.  This is what they look like.

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Here are a couple of projects I did using 2 of the laser cuts; a card and a layout.

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I’m finally digging into the Indigo Skies paper line from Kaisercraft.  I’ve only been hoarding it for close to a year….  There isn’t a paper pattern in the lot that I don’t love!  All those shades of blue!

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For this card, I painted the chipboard sentiment with white spray paint in a well ventilated area (in the backyard), then layered it over some vellum and patterned paper with a strip of ribbon and a few pearl dots to finish it.

Next I have a layout to show you, with photos from my son and daughter-in-laws wedding (nearly 5 years ago!  That blows me away!)

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The “hello happiness” sentiment can fit on a regular A2 sized card, but works very nicely for a layout title as well.  This time I left it natural, and layered it over a sticker and some random bits and pieces laying at the bottom of my leftovers container.

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Under the photos on this layout, I roughly painted a area slightly larger than the photos and mats, using Dylusions grey paint made from mixing black and white.  Once it dried, I adhered the photos over 4 randomly patterned papers from my stash.

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To give more visual weight to the smaller photo, I printed it in color and gave it a chipboard frame as well as adorning it with a pink and gold glitter (ME!  Gold glitter!  I know!) paper bow.

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Once more, I dug through the left-overs dish, and layered together an assortment of leaves and die cuts, (to help balance the weight of the grey patterned paper along the left side).  Finally, I recorded their names and dates (minimalist journaling for this page), with a Jumbo alphabet roller stamp.

The laser cutting folks that cut for the store are a little backed up right now, so while these chipboard sentiments aren’t available in the store today, they will be very shortly!  When they do come available, I hope you’ll enjoy using them on your paper crafting projects!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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