A Great Aussie Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share a layout that I created using the UNDER THE GUM LEAVES Collection by Kaisercraft. This collection really inspired to hunt down some “Old Aussie Christmas” photo’s from my childhood. This double layout contains two photos from the Christmas Party my family attended every year at the Great Aussie Resort. Santa would come and give all the children presents and sometimes the adults too. For this layout I have gone for an Australian flora (and fauna) wreath which the emu and Kangaroo are holding up, similar to the Australian Coat of Arms. As this was the first time I had the chance to play with Kaisercrafts newer style sticker books, this layout also contains many of the stickers from this.

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To create this Layout I followed the following steps:

  1. Cut 2x KAISERCARD WHITE PREMIUM CARDSTOCK to 30.5 x 30.5 cm and tape together at the back. Stamp CLEAR STAMP – SCRIPT BACKGROUND in DISTRESS INK PAD – AGED MAHOGANY down the left and right-hand sides of the layout. Use an ink blending tool to ink edges of the layout in DISTRESS INK PAD – AGED MAHOGANY20190921_164837
  2. Cut 2x NATIVE TREE – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION (reverse) to 29.5 x 30 cm, ink edges in DISTRESS INK PAD – AGED MAHOGANY and attach to the middle of the layout.
  3. Cut COCKATOO – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION (reverse) to 27.5 x 30.5 cm ink edges in DISTRESS INK PAD – AGED MAHOGANY. Cut two pieces of WILD FLORA – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION to 15 x 30 cm, ink edges in DISTRESS INK PAD – AGED MAHOGANY and attach to the middle of COCKATOO – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION. MOUNTING FOAM TAPE combined piece to the middle of the layout.20190922_192313
  4. Cut four pieces of WATTLE – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION (reverse) to 4.5 x 8 cm and tuck under each corner of the combined, foam taped centre piece. Randomly spray KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – GOLD SHIMMER 50ML.    20190922_192733
  5. Take two photos (15.4 x 10.2 cm) and attach to the middle of the layout. Using the flower clusters in the STICKER BOOK – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION, stick them around the photos to create a wreath. Take the Cockatoo and Koala stickers and foam tape to the top and bottom of the wreath, respectively. Ink the edges of each sticker with an ink blending tool and DISTRESS INK PAD – AGED MAHOGANY.
  6. Take a green and a gold foil sheet from FOIL PAPER PAD – FESTIVE and cut with a Kaisercraft Flourish Die Cut (Suggestions: DECORATIVE DIE – DECOR FLOURISHDECORATIVE DIE – ORNATE FLOURISHDECORATIVE DIE – SWIRL FLOURISH). Cut each of the flourishes in half and swap to have a multi colour flourish and glue one to each side of the wreath, coming from 4  and 8 o’clock.
  7. Take the holy strips from the STICKER BOOK – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION and stick to the left edge and right edge of the layout, in the WILD FLORA – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION section. Also take the present strips then cut and layer on each side of the wreath. Fussy cut the Emu and Kangaroo from FAUNA – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION and foam tape to the left and right of the wreath, respectively.20190922_214932
  8. Fussy cut the red flowers from the miniature version of HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION (reverse) from the PAPER PAD – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION and foam tape in the wreath to give it more dimension. Take some of the flag stickers, word stickers and sticker strips from the STICKER BOOK – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION and embellish the layout.
  9. Take bottom strips from WILD FLORA – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION  and HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION and embellish the bottom of the layout further.20190922_231822
  10. Do the final embellishment with RHINESTONES – DEEP YELLOW

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I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and full instructions to recreate this layout.

Happy Scrapbooking!

Xx Roxii xX