Hard to Beat with Coastal Escape

Happy Monday everybody!

Emmy here today with my last summer layout (for this month, of course) feat. Kaisercraft’s Coastal Escape collection, Burlap and KaiserMist Spray Inks (available at Merly Impressions online store). MI-hard-to-beat-webFor my background I used Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock and Kaisercard Ballet Weave Cardstock. I cut off about 0.5cm from each side of the Coconut Cardstock, distressed its edges and adhered it to the Ballet Cardstock using Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided Tape.

I wanted to sprinkle KaiserMist Spray Ink – Aqua on top of the background, but I accidentally spilled a bit at one of the corners. So, I decided to use this misfortune and create more colourful and vibrant background paper. I spilled some ink at the opposite corner on purpose and sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold. MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (3)Then I stamped the compass from the Clear Stamps – Sail Away Collection with embossing ink and heat embossed the set using gold embossing powder. MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (9)Then I cut my pictures to 10x10cm squares and layered them on a slightly bigger burlap squares (Burlap Roll – 15cm). I used Mounting Foam Tape to adhere them to the background.MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (8)

To complete the pattern papers there is an amazing die cut paper available with the Coastal Escape collection – Woven die-cut paper. I took about half of it and sprayed it with a water mister.

TIP! Use a mini mister, for example from Tim Holtz, to wet the paper just a bit so you can shape it with your fingers. Adding too much water may damage the paper. MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (4)I fussy cut small shells from the Sea Shells gloss paper and adhere them to the already dried net together with Pearls – Snow to create an under the sea effect. Before adhering the shells I embossed them slightly with Embossing Tool.

To embellish my layout I used stickers from the 12″ Sticker Sheet matching the Coastal Escape collection. I outlined the separate stickers with White Gelly Roll Pen. MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (1)I also used die cut and fussy cut elements from from the Collectables pack and the mini Paper Pad.MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (5) MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (6) MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (10)As a finishing touch I added Rhinestones – Aqua and Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut.MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (12)

For my title I used the cut off strip from one of the pattern papers.MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (2)

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a lovely week!

Emmy xx