Challenge Inspiration with Yuletide

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here with a brand new layout created for Merly Impressions November Sketch Challenge.

I really enjoyed working with this month’s sketch, created by our very own Debs Wood. And here is what I came up with:


This month I have the pleasure to work with one of the newest Kaisercraft collections – Yuletide. The shabby vintage look and feel of this paper line is just what I was looking for! Now, that I found it, I will have to scrap all those Christmas pictures I’ve made through the years!

For my background I used Kaisercard Stone Wave Cardstock. I softened the colour in the middle by adding a thin layer of Ranger Gesso and then I sprinkled Dylusions Red spray on top of it. After the Gesso has dried, I stamped the frame using  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Tea Dye and Kaisercraft Clear Stamp Grundge bakcground. Then I added a second layer with Kaisercraft Clear Stamp Bubble Wrap and Kaisercolour Paint Mocha.

To finish off my background I added two red 12″ stripes with different motives.



After all the ink and pains has dries, I started arranging my page. I used two small pictures (7,5 x 10cm) and an image from the Traditions foil pattern paper as a central point of my design. I decorated the pictures with die cut elements from the Collectables pack matching the collection…


… fussy cut elements from the pattern papers from the small Paper Pad


and ribbon from the Kaisercraft Lace Pack – Natural. I adhered my embellishments using mounting foam tape and Kaisercraft Mounting Foam Dots.


I used Ranger Stickles Gold and Christmas red to finish off the background design and the alteration of some of the die cut elements.


I used also stickers from the 12″ Sticker Sheet, which I adhered with mounting foam tape.


I hope I managed to inspire you today! And I can’t wait to see your creations in our gallery!

Don’t forget you’ve got until 1pm on 13th of December, 2014 to add your creation to the gallery under the November Sketch Challenge. We will then choose our favourite layout to win a fantastic prize – a £25.00 voucher to spend on anything you want from the Merly Impressions online store.

Have a great day!


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