Creating your own embellishments {Tea Break}

Hello Kaisercraft friends!

Emmy here with a small tutorial to share!

Every time I begin working on a new layout, I always have trouble finding embellishments with the right colors and the right shape. And running to my craft shop is not really an option. So, I started creating my own embellishments from the patterned paper I’m using  – fussy cutting, inking, punching, embossing, glittering – you can use all the techniques, you are familiar with, to create the most striking layout with pattern paper only.

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I started with Kaisercraft White Premium cardstock, which I distressed with brown and salmon colored ink. Then using Tim Holtz “Rays” layering stencil and Kaisercolour Paint Candy I created the pattern in the middle of my page.

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After my background was dry I began assembling my design. For the large pink doily I used a Martha Stewart punch and Kaisercraft Tea Break “Ginger Snaps” paper. I thought that the little flowers match the pattern on Elise’s dress perfectly. Then I layered the wide white strip from the Choc Chip pattern paper, which I cut in two, on top.

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For my embellishments I used stickers from the same collection – Alpha and Sticker Sheet – I distressed the edges with brown ink.

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I used also die cuts from the 6×6″ paper pad. I inked their edges too.

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For my flower spread I used the Tea Break Custard Cream pattern paper, the 6×6″ paper pad, scissors, double sided mounting tape and an embossing pen.

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I layered some of the roses, using different size blossoms, to create a dimensional effect on my page.

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To finish off my layout I added pearls (Kaisercraft “Lush”) and glitter glue.

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I hope you enjoyed my short tutorial today! Come back soon for more inspiration from our design team!

Emmy