Starry Night Center Piece

With Christmas just around the corner ( I know but it really isnt that far away) it gets you thinking of the decoration process for me its all about spending time with those special and dearest to us and I love setting the Christmas decorations out to make it a little bit more special…..

So why dont you give it a try I promise it is easy to make maybe a little fiddly in parts but it is worth it. I have even made a video tutorial so you can follow along while you create your own flower center piece.

Just Too Obsessed

If you want to have the instructions you can download HERE

Rikki

Technique Tuesday – Mixed Media Rusty Cogs

Hello Chrissy here with another Technique Tuesday. Today I am sharing with you how I created some Mixed Media cogs using the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish pack Workshop, ink pads and paint. 

Workshop Collection: P2793 Tough|P2797 Gallant|P2799 Strapping|P2800 Handsome|P2801 Chivalrous|CT967 Workshop Collectables|FL654 Flourish Pack

Other: SB792 Chocolate Pearls|KC048 Mud Puddle Acrylic Paint|IP756 Ink Pad Gold Pigment|IP755 Ink Pad Silver Pigment|IP719 Black Mini Ink Pad|IP723 Vintage Mini Ink Pad|DD448 Cogs Panel Decorative Die|CD606 Navy Card Stock|KM129 Navy KAISERmist|KM132 Gold Shimmer KAISERmist

Other: Texture Paste|Crystal Lacquer

I started off by painting all the Wood Flourish Cogs in Mud Puddle paint, it doesn’t have to be precise, it is like an undercoat. Next I lightly dabbed on random bits of texture paste, then left to dry for a few mins. The next bit is fun, adding layers of ink using the Silver, Black & Vintage ink pads, lastly adding the Gold ink pad on top. 

I also die cut some cogs from the Navy Kaiser card and used the same process without the texture paste.

Now to create the rest of the layout, I started off by building up my base using navy card and a selection of the Workshop papers.


I LOVE stitching on my layouts, so added some extra interest by hand stitching along the length of some of the papers. Then started to build up my layout by adding layers around my photo.

I’ve added the cogs around my photo, adding foam pads to some to give height and dimension.

I have had a typewriter sat on my desk for a very long time and have never really used it, I decided to type some of the lovely sayings from the collection onto a strip of paper and added that to my layout. 


To finish off my layout I have added a few tiny metal embellishments and pearls to the centre of my cogs. I hope this has inspired you to have ago at Mixed Media cogs, this was my first time, it was fun so I will be doing it again very soon. 

xXx Happy crafting – Chrissy T xXx

You can download the pdf instructions here

Chrissy


Technique Tuesday – Inking Edges

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

This Let It Snow collection was right up my alley – not only is teal my absolute favourite colour, it also oozes sparkle, shine and shimmer. A perfect combination. And when I saw the papers and the silver stars, the photo of my daughter doing a make-up demo with star sequins was perfect.

Products used: P2802 Falling Snowflakes, P2804 Twinkle Star, P2806 Pine Forest, P2807 Shimmering, P2808 All is Calm, P2809 O’Christmas Tree (2 of these), CT968 Collectables, CR214 Curios, SK814 Sticker Book, Kaisercraft foam tape, IP745 Sea Breeze Ink Pad, IP746 Peacock Ink Pad, CS372 Paint Splatter Texture Stamp

Today, I am going to talk about inking the edges of your papers. An old scrapbooking technique, but a really useful and simple way to enhance your layouts. Whether you ink the edges in the same colour theme or mix and match the colours to the colours on your page, it all makes a lovely feature.

In my layout I have inked the edges of all my pieces of paper, collectables and the piece of fussy cut pine leaves. You can use your ink pad straight to the paper at a perpendicular angle and run up the edge, or you can use a dauber or a blending tool. I have gone with a blending tool (with changeable sponges so as not to mix your colours).

Hold your paper close to the edge you want to ink and hold your blending tool at an angle. The closer the gap to the paper (the flatter your blending tool), the wider your inked edge will be on the edge of the paper.

Inked edges make a lovely finishing edge to papers.

Here are some close-ups to my layout – the edges of the collectables are also lightly inked

Click here for the downloadable instructions.

Hope you enjoy this collection as much as I have.

Technique Tuesday

Welcome to another Technique Tuesday with my Jowilna. Today I am sharing a quick and easy way using your stamps to alter patterned paper and make it truly unique. Stamps are so versatile and by simply changing the product we use with them we can create a totally different look.

For my layout I wanted to use this amazing piece of patterned paper. But it needed something, so I added some stamped images embossed in white for an amazing end result.

Kaisercraft products used:  WORKSHOP Collection: P2794 Dashing, P2801 Chivalrous, CT967 Collectables, CS364 Clear Stamp, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue, KM130 Brown Kaiser Mist, KM129 | Navy Kaiser Mist FL654 Flourish Pack
Other: Versamark ink pad, White embossing powder, Heat gun, metal embellishments.

Start off by selecting your piece of patterned p0aper you want to use, white embossing powder, Versamark ink pad and your stamps.
Stamp the image you want to use repeatedly onto your patterned paper. Holding it up to the light enables you to see the Versamark stamped image, and prevent you from over stamping.
TIP: an easy way to avoid over stamping your images, is to stamp your image, sprinkle it with embossing powder, shake off the excess to reveal your image, and then stamp the next image.
Once you are happy with your design, use your heat gun to heat set the embossing powder. White looks amazing against any backdrop, and with its shiny detail creates a totally new piece of patterned paper.
To decorate my layout I used die-cut gears, brads, metal embellishments and rhinestones.
Use your Kaiser Mists to colour your die-cut elements to perfectly match your papers. Until next time – remember to pull out those stamps and create some custom papers, or alter your not-so-favorite papers to something totally new and amazing!

Tech Tuesday – Layering Elements

Hello all! It’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration and a technique with you.
I have been working with the Let It Snow Collection and this is what I have created

PAPERS: LET IT SNOW Collection: P2804 Twinkle Star, P2806 Pine Forest, P2807 Shimmering
KC PRODUCTS: CS365 Clear Stamp Set, SK814 Sticker Book, CT968 Collectables, CR214 Curios, IT495 Scattered Stars Template, Kaiser Mist KM127 Turquoise,
Ink Pads IP746 Peacock, IP752 Smoke, IP745 Seabreeze.
OTHER:Modelling Paste, gauze. 

For this layout, I wanted to use the Clear Stamp Set to add extra trees and snowflakes, stamped in Seabreeze Ink, layering with the Collectables to create a forest around my photo.

I have started by building up my background, I have used the Scattered Stars Template to stencil first with Ink and then with modelling paste.
I have also stamped some snowflakes and splashed some Kaiser Mist in Turquoise.

I have started to add in some sticker strips and snowflakes from the Sticker Book.
Adhere some gauze to your layout.
I have then added some of the trees, to start my forest.

Once I have built the first layer of trees, I then adhered my photo, and added another layer of trees, some adhered with foam tape for dimension.

I have then added some more trees to the other side of my photo,
again layering some stamped and some collectable trees.

I have then started to add some more of the stamped snowflakes.

I have used one of the Curios from this collection.

A couple of the sentiments from the Collectables and the Sticker Book.

I hope that you like what I have created.
I am in love with the colours and snowflakes in this collection, just gorgeous!

Until next time!
Lisa xo

You can find the full instructions for this layout HERE

You can find the Let It Snow collection in stock now at your local stockist or online at
Kaisercraft.

Technique Tuesday Mixed Media background

Welcome to another Technique Tuesday – creating inspiration using techniques that you can replicate easily at home. Today I am sharing a quick way of creating a messy Mixed Media background on white cardstock. This literally takes a few minutes to make and the outcome is fun and spontaneous.

Products used
Enchanted Collection: P2791 Utopia, White cardstock
KC Products: CT966 Collectibles, Purple Ink Pad, SK812 Sticker Book
Other: Book Paper, Buttons, Brads, Rhinestones, Star confetti, Thread
I created the easiest background using my ink pad and mists. Lightly swipe the ink pad over a sheet of white cardstock in a selected area.
Then use your Lavender Kaiser Mist to add splats over the ink.
Assemble your layout and then add more splats if desired.
Adhere your matted photo onto a piece of patterned paper and old book paper.
Then add flowers and other elements from your Collectibles packet.
Use foam tape to raise some of your elements for dimension and interest.
Add a tab sticker from your sticker book flush with the top edge of your layout.
Add 2 strips from your sticker book and finish off with sewing and rhinestones.
I hope you are inspired to pull out those ink pads and create some fun, quick and easy backgrounds for your next project.

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

Pretty in Pink….

Good morning…. What do you think of this months NEW Collections? Well we re jumping straight into it with this weeks Technique Tuesday…. using the amazing sheet from the Magenta Collection – P2782 Pink.

PAPERS: MAGENTA Collection: P2780 Pomegrante, P2782 Pink, PP1071 Paper Pad, CT965 Collectables, CR211 Curios.
KC PRODUCTS: CD302 Coal Cardstock, T303 Foam Tape, T315 Double Sided 12mm Tape.

For my layout I decided I really wanted to use the amazing bold background – its stunning but how do you team things with it without getting lost?

Thats where the P2782 Pink comes into play……

The black and white side is the one I focused on but you can have a couple of options for this as well.


You could use your Kaiser Mists and add water and do a water colour effect. You could use your Kaiser Gel Pens and colour them in …… or leave them as they are.

So when creating this I decided to have the large size flower cluster on the right and a smaller size flower cluster on the left ( you can find the scaled down version in the paper pad).

To create the journal strips I cut up on of the bar code strips to make it fit in my space.

You can get the downloadable instructions from here . Till next time have a creative day xxx.

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful ~ Layout by Donna Espiritu

PAPERS: MAGENTA Collection: P2782 Pink, SK811 Sticker Book, CT965 Collectables, CR211 Curios.
KC PRODUCTS: CD101 White, KM125 Candy, KM131 Black, T315 Double-Sided Tape, T303 Foam Tape, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue

Other: White Thread

She used the fussy cut flowers and leaves from the Pink paper to create a wreath design. Before placing them, she splattered some Kaiser Mists to the background.

Using foam tape to build the flowers and curling the edges added depth and texture. She alternated between flowers, shape, and color, for an interesting detail. Then she placed the flowers and leaves in a circle shape and built the wreath design from there.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!

Tech Tuesday – Creating backgrounds using Clear Stamps – Morning Dew

Hello Kaisercraft Fans!
It’s Lisa here today to share a technique, and some cards with you.
I have created two mixed media cards,
by creating my own backgrounds using the Clear Stamps.
I have also made some traditional cards for those who don’t like getting messy 🙂

I have used the gorgeous Morning Dew collection to create these cards.

PAPERS: MORNING DEW Collection: PP1069 Paper Pad
KC PRODUCTS:  CS354 Clear Stamp Set, CT963 Collectables, SK809 Sticker Book, CD501 Square Card Base, CD601 White Card Stock, Kaiser Mist Turquoise KM127, Ink Pads – IP745 Sea Breeze, IP755 Silver   
OTHER:Clear Gesso, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

For my first card, I have used the Clear Stamps,
and a watermark stamp pad to stamp images onto my card.
I have then used Clear embossing powder to make the images resist the Kaiser Mist I have used.

I have then used the same stamp, and multiple ink pads,
to stamp out and fussy cut the floral images out.
I have then layered these into the centre of my card.

I have then added some of the Collectables, Die-cut pieces and stickers to finish.
Very simple and yet very effective.

You can find the full instructions for this card HERE.

For my next mixed media card,
I have used the same Kaiser Mist in Turquoise,
mixed with some water to flow over my card base.

PAPERS: MORNING DEW Collection: PP1069 Paper Pad
KC PRODUCTS: CS354 Clear Stamp Set, CT963 Collectables, SK809 Sticker Book, CD501 Square Card Base, Kaiser Mist KM127 Turquoise, Ink Pads – IP757 Black, IP745 Sea Breeze, SB700 Silver Rhinestones, CD601 White Cardstock, Heat Gun.

I have then used the butterfly stamps from the Clear Stamp set,
and black ink, to stamp randomly over my card.

I have then used elements from the Collectables,
layered with some of the papers from the Paper Pad.

I have also stamped out some more butterflies, with Sea Breeze Ink,
to use on the centre of my card.
You can find the full instructions for this card HERE.

My next cards are free of mess and a bit more traditional.

PAPERS: MORNING DEW Collection: PP1069 Paper Pad
KC PRODUCTS:  CT963 Collectables, SK809 Sticker Book, CD501 Square Card Base

For this card, I have started by layering some of the gorgeous papers from the Paper Pad.
Oh those pebbles!

I have then used some floral stickers from the Sticker Book,
to add some pretty to my card.

I could not resist adding that gorgeous bird to the top corner.

You can find the full instructions for this card HERE.

For my last card,
I have started with some of the pretty papers from the Paper Pad.

PAPERS: MORNING DEW Collection: PP1069 Paper Pad.
KC PRODUCTS:  CT963 Collectables, SK809 Sticker Book, CD501 Square Card Base,
F632 Sage Paper Bloom

I have then layered some of the bracket die-cuts from the Paper Pad.

Some more layers of the papers,
and then I am ready to add some of the Collectables,
Stickers & a Paper Bloom

You can find the full instructions for this card HERE.

I hope that you like the mix of messy and traditional cards that I have created.
I really enjoyed working with this collection.

You can find the Morning Dew collection at your local stockist now,
or online at Kaisercraft.

Until next time!
Lisa

Technique Tuesday Decorative Dies

Today I am sharing some quick ways on how to use your Decorative Dies creatively. We all have them, but I am the first to admit I don’t use them nearly enough. So I am always looking for ways on how to take my die-cuts even further creatively with techniques. Today I am sharing some ideas with this stunning border die-cut.

Kaisercraft Journey Collection P2768 Vagabond | P2770 Tourist
KC Products: SK810 Sticker Book | PP1070 Paper Pad | CT964 Collectibles | DD640 Decorative Borders | KM126 Navy Kaisermist
Other: Cardstock, diamante, thread, foam tape

For my sample card I cut cut of the border strips out of patterned paper. I adhered them to my card background and created a visual by adhering the two together with the straight edges facing each other. By combining the die-cuts I created an interesting background.
I then had some die-cuts left and decided to spray some Kaisermist onto a background using my die-cut as a stencil.
The die-cut is detailed enough and with the mist it created an amazing effect. I will turn this piece into a card using the entire panel with the border at the bottom as a decorative element.
I used the entire panel with the misted border on it for my card. A few sticker strips and circle elements makes for a quick card.
The fine mist towards the panel looks so beautiful. And unlike a dimensional die-cut this flat sprayed border looks just as gorgeous.
While spraying the die-cut, I also instantly add colour and change the look of the patterned paper I used. If you look carefully you can still see some of the design peeking through. But now I have a beautiful shimmery die-cut to use.
I used the sprayed and coloured border with some patterned paper and an element from my paper pad for a quick card.
The gorgeous navy from the misting looks simply amazing on this die-cut border.
For my next challenge I used my die-cut and some modelling paste or texture paste and applied it to a strip of white cardstock using a palette knife. Leave the modelling/texture paste to dry really well.
Once the modelling paste was dry I used my mist again to add colour to it. Now you have a beautifully coloured and embossed strip with detail. How easy is it to use your die-cuts as a stencil to apply dimension to your next project.
And here is a quick card I made with the stenciled border using my die-cut.
I love the raised detail the stenciling gives.
Until next time – happy experimenting with your die-cuts. Jowilna