Karen here with my first page using the First Noel collection (I have a YouTube of my unboxing of this luscious kit here) which is the final Kaisercraft Christmas range for 2018. Again this has a very different and contemporary look focusing on gold, gray, black and white with gold foil accents.
As soon as I saw that the range featured presents I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use – one taken of Gracia when she was three.
I decided to try using my present embossing folder as a letterpress and inked the debossed side with black ink and run it through my Big Shot. It didn’t give a perfect print but I really liked that some areas were a little faded and distressed. Next I cut out the two piles of presents .
I cut two rows of presents from Wrapped and was ready to start assembling my page. I started with a piece of Elephant Ears card to which I added the gray side of Starry, having cut half an inch from one side and the bottom.
To this I added the Wrapped piece at the bottom of the page. I added my photo on foam tape to the back of my photo, leaving about 1 inch clear on all sides and placed it on the right side of my page. I tucked the two embossed piles of gifts either side. At the bottom of my photo I added a border from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad, which I tied around with a piece of gold and white baker’s twine (from my own supplies) and added a tag, also from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad.
So there we have my first project this month. I have already made my second one to show you later in the month and that one has a very different feel to it!