Monochromatic Flowers with Terhi

Hi there, Terhi here!
It’s the end of July but still I want to share you a layout about my most favourite thing about spring. It’s the cherry flowers, the amazing looks of the trees and smell you can’t forget!

PAPERS: MAGENTA Collection: P2775 Fuchsia, P2779 Raspberry, P2781 Berry, P2782 Pink, P2783 Rouge
KC PRODUCTS: 
PP1071 Paper Pad, CT965 Collectables, CS356 Clear Stamps, KM125 Kaiser Mist Candy, SB794 Pearls Snow, Smooth Cardstock White
OTHER:
T320 Craft Glue, T302 Foam Dots, Cotton thread

As said, I love cherry blooms. I know magenta colour isn’t exactly the same colours as cherry blooms but who cares, it’s obvious I love all blooms in all possible colours!

You can’t bring the smell to a layout, even though it would something you’d love to remember forever, but you can bring the thought about the smell. To do that, I decided to add as many flowers as possible to the layout, to remind about how rich and large the trees are during spring. I hope this makes me remember the smell after years. And to make sure, I also added this fact to my journaling, of course.

The background of the layout is a mix of adding colours and blocking colours. Go ahead and read the PDF instructions to learn more, download it here.

I hope you are inspired! 
Terhi xx

The Best Painted Background with Terhi

Hello hello, Terhi here!
It’s time for another fun Technique Tuesday and I’m here to inspire you to use our amazing line of acrylic paints to your next craft project.

PRODUCTS USED:
PAPERS: 
MAGENTA Collection: P2775 Fuchsia, P2779 Raspberry, P2781 Berry, P2782 Pink, P2783 Rouge
KC PRODUCTS: PP1071 Paper Pad, CT965 Collectables, SB794 Pearls Snow, Smooth Cardstock White, CR207 Curios. KC 001 Paint White, KC010 Paint Hot Pink.
OTHER: T320 Craft Glue, T302 Foam Dots, white gel pen.

I can tell you that one of the main reasons why I love using acrylic paint on my scrapbook layouts is how quick they are. For example this background took just about three minutes to make, and half of that time I was already washing my palette knife.

To create this background I took a white cardstock and the most lovely colour of hot pink acrylic paint, added couple drops of paint straight to the cardstock and spread it around with palette knife. If you don’t have palette knife, old key card or similar will do the job. Just spread it out and leave it. If you want, let it dry and add another colour.

Cardstock is so thick that for one or two layer of paint it doesn’t need any gesso to prepare it first. It’s already ready! If you want to use patterned paper from Kaisercraft, I’d spread a layer of clear gesso first, to avoid getting wrinkled paper.
To get the paint dry I prefer air drying as preparing the heat gun takes more time than actually using it, so it is very quick to dry anyway.

Another great and easy way to use the paints is splashing. As my layout is very pink, I mixed couple drops of water and couple drops of paint, then flicked it around the page with a small brush. The white balances the layout nicely.

Hope this inspires you today!
Before you go, DOWNLOAD the instructions HERE!
Terhi xx

Bold Colours on set of Cards with Terhi

Hey Kaisercraft Fans!
Terhi here with a pair of cards made using the most beautiful Enchanted collection. This beautiful collection is one of two just revealed collections and it’s full of colors of the earth, sentiments and phrases from stories and it makes me want to jump right back to books I read when I was a child. Enchanted is very versatile, and for some unknown reason I’d like to smile each time I flip through the patterned papers – each and every single one is so pretty!

PAPERS: ENCHANTED Collection: P2785 Imagine, P2789 Picturesque, P2791 Utopia.
KC PRODUCTS: PP1072 Paper Pad, SK812 Sticker Book, CT966 Collectables, Smooth Cardstock White, Texture Stamp: Woven Line. 
OTHER: T320 Craft Glue, T302 Foam Dots.

As said, today I’m sharing a pair of cards I’ve done. My first idea was to create very masculine a set of cards, but during the creation process my theme turned from manly keychains to pretty flowers and bright colors. To be honest, I don’t mind at all as this combination of bold red, green, black and white is my new favourite!

To create the base for the cards I first played with embossing powders and stamping. There’s also some fussy cutting and layering, and if you want to create exactly similar set of cards you can easily download PDF instructions here.

Hope this inspires you to create something beautiful today!
Terhi xx
PS. Download the PDF instructions HERE.

Discover – Journey Layout with Terhi

Hi all, Terhi here!
I’m inspiring you today with a scrapbook layout made of teeny tiny small paper pieces. We all have those left over papers from cards, layouts, all kind of projects we’ve done. Well, this is one way to use all the beautiful paper pieces and turn them into a background of a layout.

Products: Journey Collection P2768 Vagabond, P2769 Adventure, P2770 Tourist, P2773 Globe Trotter, P2774 Meanderer, PP1070 Paper Pad, SK810 Sticker Book, CT964 Collectibles, CR210 Curios, T321 Craft Glue, T303 Foam Tape.
Other: Thread.

To create this kind of background you need only the papers, and different adhesives. My favourites are foam tape and foam dots, anything to make some dimension with. Start by cutting your papers to 1″x1″, 1″x1,5″ and 1″x2″, then start adhering the pieces randomly but straight on white cardstock.

Continue building the layout by adding photograph or two. if you take a close look to my layout, you can spy some really small photos there. They are same photos printed over and over again and used kind of as embellishments. I really like to colour scheme on the photos, and wanted to repeat it on the page.

You can choose stamped embellishments, or go with the easy way and add lots of stickers to decorate the page. Also, in the end of the PP1070 Paper Pad you can find many sweet ephemera pieces. I love adding them at this point, for example the yellow stripe next to the main photo is from there.
To finish this page I first added three curious, and then flicked some white ink here and there. Voilá!

I hope you are inspired!
Before you go, take the instruction with you and have fun crafting!
Terhi xx