Adventure

If your like me, I take 1000’s of photos on my phone as well as my DSLR, one of the advantages of taking photos on my phone is the Panoramic photo, but I often forget that I took the photos and never print them……

Not this time, I was inspired to print and scrap them with the NEW Kaisercraft Journey Collection – IN STORE NOW !!!

And to make it extra special……. its a double layout to boot !!!


PRODUCTS USED:
 
PAPERS: JOURNEY Collection: P2766 Traveller, P2769 Adventure,P2772 Voyager,  CT964 Collectables, FL 651 Flourish Pack, CR210 Curios.

KC PRODUCTS: T303 Foam Tape, T315 Double Sided 12mm Tape.

If you want to see how this double layout was created download the printable PDF HERE

Paisley Days Double Layout with Terhi

Hello everyone!
Terhi Koskinen here with my new favourite collection from Kaisercrafts – Paisley Days. I decided not only make one but two layouts and made them work as one or used as separately.
Let me show you.

PRODUCTS USED:
PAPERS: PAISLEY DAYS Collection: P2730 Positivity, P2732 Smiles, P2734 Soul, P2738 Daisy Chain and CT959 collectables.
CD650 Smooth Cardstock White.
KC PRODUCTS: Kaiser Mists KM121 White, KM122 Yellow, KM127 Turquoise.
Pearls SB716 Blush, SB784 Ice Green and SB713 Pearl.

If you look this as it is, one layout, you can see there is a lot going on. Lots of colours, many fussy cut flowers, and even multiple photographs. But it all goes together very well.
Then again, if you focus only to one page, you can see there are all required elements for a perfect scrapbook layout too: title, pretty papers and embellishments, and most importantly the photographs.


While I started creating this page, I felt the double layout size is so very large – too large. So my idea here is that you can build a double layout by creating a page by page!

I managed to do this double layout at once. But to make the challenge of too large area much easier for upcoming moments, I invented this wonderful method that you can really build the pages one by one.
Just keep the products similar, and design following another and you’ll do great!

Hope this inspires you!

Read the instructions HERE.

Terhi xx

Emboss It !!!!

Good Morning, theres nothing prettier than an Embossing Folder but if you are anything like me I either forget to use them, or I cant find the right way to use them in my layouts and cards. So today hopefully there is some inspiration on how to use the stunning new Embossing Folders from the NEW GREENHOUSE COLLECTION – IN STORE NOW!!!!

Embossing Folder – Succulents
EF303

Embossing Folder – Cobblestone
EF299

KAISERCRAFT PAPERS: GREENHOUSE Collection: P2712 Succulents, P2715 Yucca, P2717 Rosette, P2718 Jade Plant, P2719 Terrariums, P2720 Conservatory
KC PRODUCTS: EF303 Succulents Embossing Folder, EF299 Cobblestone Embossing Folder, CD301 Snow Cardstock T303 Foam Tape, T321 Glue, T331 Sanding Block

So with the double layout the top strip with photos has use the Embossing Folders all you have to do is rip the paper to the width of the Embossing Folder and then move it along till you have finished the paper – it only takes 3 moves……

*TIP: If you want the Embossed paper to stand out more – then give it a light sand with a sanding block it will make the white core of the paper stand out more…

To see how this double layout was created you can download a Step by Step PDF Tutorial HERE!!!!

Next just a couple of quick cards …. arent they best kind?

KAISERCRAFT PAPERS: GREENHOUSE Collection: P2712 Succulents, P2717 Rossette, P2719 Terrariums.

KC PRODUCTS: EF303 Succulents Embossing Folder, EF299 Cobblestone Embossing Folder, T303 Foam Tape, T321 Glue, T331 Sanding Block, CD501 Card Pk – white

So the first card I have used the reverse embossed- this allows the alcohol ink to catch in all the wells on the card……..

For the second card I have used a sanding block to show all the hidden details from the embossing folder …….

To get the instructions and list on what was used on these cards you can download the PDF from HERE!!!!!

Till next time have a creative day

Rikki G

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Use white cardstock as a blank canvas for a layout

Welcome to today’s blog post with me,  Jowilna. I love working on white for my layout backgrounds.
Some people find it boring and intimidating – for me its a blank canvas of opportunity.

I can literally do anything on the background including techniques and stamping
without making my layout too cluttered and busy, or losing focus of the photos and the story that I want to tell.

Secrets of white:
Add interest to the background using ink splats, stamping, stenciling and techniques.
White makes your photos stand out more.
A Blank canvas can be dressed up without looking cluttered with your patterned papers, collectibles and die-cuts.
In design, White space lets your eye rest while it moves on to the next interesting part of your layout.
Not all white or empty space is a bad thing.
White is the perfect neutral colour that will complement difficult photos and papers without competing with them.
It lets you do lots of technique on it without competing for attention.
You can colour white to match your papers and elements perfectly with inks and mists.

From the Soft Pastel page cut out the large flower from the centre of the page.

Cut out 2 large flowers from the Blue Blush floral sheet as well.

Die-cut 11 x leaves from the Navy Night sheet of paper using your DIY Cuts machine.

Matt your photos onto navy cardstock. Adhere the large photo on the right-hand side first 6cm from the bottom edge.

The photo on the right measures 21x15cm (8 ¼ x5 ½”).

Now adhere the large cut out flower on the left-hand side of your layout overlapping onto the photo on the right-hand side.

Then adhere the photo on the left-hand side.
The photo on the left measure 11x15cm (4 ½ x5 ½”).

Gather your collectables and sticker book.


Create your clusters on the left and right-hand side of your photos using collectibles and die-cut leaves.

Layer the elements using foam tape to create dimension.

Use your Kaisermists to add splats onto the background.

Remember to cover up your photos to avoid getting ink splats onto them.

Leave the splats to dry.

Add Curious to the layout.


From your sticker book add the word ‘breathe’ as your title.

Combine it with other sticker words and collectibles elements.

At the bottom of your layout, tear a piece of navy-blue paper from the Paper Pad.

Adhere the torn piece of paper flush with the bottom edge of your layout on the right-hand side using craft glue.

Layer a sticker sentiment over the torn piece of paper from your sticker book.

Add more collectible elements and layer a flower with some thread for interest and texture.

Finish off your layout with diamante and journaling.

The white background offers a nice clean canvas for you to create beautiful layered clusters, ink splats and techniques.

Layer cut out flowers, die-cut leaves and collectibles to create a visual cluster on your white background with loads of impact.

Thanks for visiting – I hope you can see the value of working on a blank canvas/white background
– you can do anything without cluttering your layout and losing focus of the story and photos.

You can download the instructions for this layout HERE
Until next time – happy crafting!
Kaisercraft Products used:

PAPERS: BREATHE Collection: P2703 | Soft Pastel, P2704 Blue Blush, P2705 | Navy Night,
KC PRODUCTS: SK803 | Sticker Book, CT956 | Collectables, CR203 | Curios, KM129 | Navy KaiserMist, PP1063 | Paper Pad