Good morning how are you? Sometimes a collection comes along and you have an instant love for it this NEW collection – Grand Bazzar is this for me. Today I am sharing with you how to showcase all the amazing pattern in this collection.
Good morning how are you? What do you think of this months collections? They are very inspiring and today I am here to share with you a fairly quick and easy layout especially when we are getting to the crazy part of the year where we want to scrap but we are finding it increasingly harder with time, family and all that that goes with the festive season.
Hi Everyone, Chrissy here with another Technique Tuesday. Today I will be sharing with you the art of “Fussy Cutting” – also what fussy cutting means, what you can fussy cut and my preferred tools to use to fussy cut with.
When I first started Scrapbooking I hadn’t even heard of the term “fussy cutting” however I soon discovered I loved the idea of cutting out beautiful flowers and images from the gorgeous papers and it was a friend who then said to me – “you love your fussy cutting don’t you” and that is how I found out what it meant and my projects over the years have featured more & more fussy cutting. So Fussy Cutting is: Cutting out specific images from your paper.
Here are a few images cut from the gorgeous Uncharted Waters papers.
I think the term “Fussy Cutting” originated from cutting material, this is what I found on Google: “A fussy cut is a piece of fabric that’s been cut to target a specific area of a print, rather than cutting the yardage into random pieces”.
I am really drawn to beautiful floral papers, I love fussy cutting all the flowers then arranging them into clusters on my layouts – however, you don’t need pretty floral papers to be able to fussy cut, even with this beautiful “Uncharted Waters” collection there are many, many things to fussy cut. The shells and other sea themed images.
………even the ropes, (which then look 3D) anchors and shells from the “Sea Shore” paper. The corner netting image from the Hook paper which I have cut out twice, the second one slightly smaller and then layered it up on top of the first one to give some height and dimension (see image below)
….and for some extreme fussy cutting, how about this netting (below) from the “Streak” paper which I have then added to the bottom of my layout.
so yes, you can fussy cut anything!!! why not give it a go!!
There is not a set tool or scissors that you Should use to fussy cut, you can use what ever you feel comfortable using, I found very early on into my fussy cutting that I loved using one specific pair of small curved nail scissors which I still use today. (the ones on the right in below image) I do have about three other slightly different pairs of small scissors but these are just in case I loose my favourite pair as they have now been discontinued
Once all the fussy cutting has been done you can put your layout together. Another reason I love fussy cutting is that I find it very relaxing – and gives your projects that little extra lovely touch.
……..and you can use foam pads to give some height and dimension to your fussy cut elements
Hello and welcome, Annette here, today is my day to share a technique, I found this a great way to add depth to an image by layering a smaller photo centrally over a larger one. On this layout I have used only two photos however I have previously used three to emphasize the fullness of a large tree. I hope you find this a helpful idea and give it a try.
THANKFUL…… The Australian theme of this range prompted me to design a page featuring our national flower-the beautiful golden wattle..
PAPERS: UNDER THE GUM LEAVES Collection: P2836-Wattle, P2831-Bottle Brush (reverse), P2829-Protea(reverse),P2834-Cockatoo,
Would you believe there was a glorious wattle in full bloom hanging over the back fence and a blue sky above I was able to get a great photo without leaving home .. just perfect ..
Then gathering all my chosen papers and trimmings I proceeded to play ..
Hoping I have inspired you to have a creative day .. have a wander through the blog and check out many other projects created by the Kaisercraft Design Team using this terrific Aussie range …. super awesome. I you wish instructions for my layout which can be downloaded & printed can be found HERE
Welcome to another Technique Tuesday on the blog. Today I am sharing a quick and easy way of adding some texture and detail to stamped images. I love using my stamps in different ways and this is such an easy way of dressing up your stamped details.
Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am excited to share with you a Christmas card that has an Australian flair, both inside and out! I will be using products from Under the Gum Leaves by to create an Aussie Christmas Card.
Kaisercraft Products: Under the Gum Leaves Collection – PP1077 Paper Pad |Cardstock- CD601 White |CD308 Bark |CD366 Jungle | CT971 Under the Gum Leaves Collectables |CS368 Under the Gum Leaves Clear Stamps | DD552 Nested Stitched Squares Decorative Dies | Ink Pads- IP751 Chocolate | IP735 Amber |IP749 Fern |IP748 Forest |CD509 Card Pack Square Kraft |EF299 Cobblestones Embossing Folder |SB711 Red Rhinestones
OTHER: Ink Daubers | DD392 Mini Christmas Foliage |Onyx Black Ink
I used three inks and ink daubers to ink then stamp these foliage images. Having a stamping tool made this process simple, as you can ink sections of the stamp at a time.
I used a variety of collectable plus die cut pieces to add dimension to the foliage. I also like to add dimensional foam between my layers so that I have depth and also places to add my embellishments to my focal images.
Below is a video tutorial which demonstrates how to create the entire card.
Click here to download full instructions for this card.
If you would like to purchase any of the products from this collection, be sure to visit your local stockist or visit the Kaisercraft online store.
Use SANTA & Co. (Reverse) as the background for this layout. Cut UNDER THE TREE, trimming the bottom and left side part and adhere to the background as seen in the image (set aside the leftover for later). Use Scattered Starts template and molding paste to add texture. Slightly fold the edges of UNDER THE TREE
Get another piece of SANTA & Co. paper and fussy cut the patterns. Do the same with the patterns from UNDER THE TREE paper left over from the previous one.
Adhere the fussy cut trees and some Collectables to the top left part. Then add a white doily and pink embroidery thread. Place the photo using foam tape for a bit of dimension. Start embellishing with stickers and border pieces from the paper pad.
Continue embellishing the layout up to the bottom part until you’re satisfied with the layers and clusters. For the final touch, add some splatter of gold using the Gold Shimmer Kaiser Mist. Then the layout is done!
And here is the finished layout
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Thanks for dropping by and I hope this inspired you to be creative today.
Hello and welcome back to the blog, it is Hetty with you today sharing my very first Technique Tuesday blog post.
Today I would like to share with you some shaker tags using the cute Peppermint Kisses collection.
Products Used: Papers:Peppermint Kisses Collection: PP1075 Paper Pad|CT969 Collectables| KC Products:Permanent Black Kaiser Ink|Kaiser Christmas Sentiment Stamps|Kaiser pocket pages or album inserts|Kaiser Die Cut Machine|Kaiser White Cardstock| Other:Fuse Tool|Punch Tool|Tag Dies|Eyelets|Glitter|Thread|Washi Tape|
Start by die cutting to large tags from your white cardstock.
Next cut large tag from chosen printed paper from the paper pad and lay the smaller tag in the middle of the big one as seen in photo below.
You should now have something like this:
Glue the two white tags back to back (I like to use two to for sturdiness) add the ‘from – to’ sentiment to the back of the white tag.
Glue the printed front onto the front of the white tag and you now should have something like this:
Next grab your pocket page or album insert and add your large tag on the top. Add some washi tape to hold it in place.
Run your fuse tool along the sides and the bottom of the tag but not the top sides just yet as you need to insert your tag first.
Trim closely to the seam but leave a big gap at the top. You should now have something looking like this:
Insert your tag and add other embellishments like glitter and whatever else you would like to add to your shaker tag.
Now add the die back on top and line it up so you can finish the top edges.
Trim off excess plastic. Punch a whole through the top, add an eyelet and some ribbon or thread. Embellish the outside with your favourite pieces from the collectables range.
That is it, you are done. I hope you liked this tutorial. These tags are so fun to make and the best part is they are reusable. Write on the back with a permanent marker and it wipes off again easily with some methylated spirits or something similar.
I made a special display box so I could store my cards, gift cards and tags. Such a cute range, perfect for kids and kids at heart.