Mixed Media Cards using ScrapBoys-Industrial Romance

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share with you a set of three, mixed media cards that I created using the Industrial Romance Collection by the ScrapBoys. I just love the cogs and industrial theme of this collection and thought it would be perfect for a set of heavily clustered, mixed media cards. Many of you would have noticed that I do not usually cluster so heavily in my projects but I thought it was the perfect point in time to push my limits and learn something new. Check out how I went below!

To create these cards, I started with square 3 kraft cards (12.8 x 12.8 cm), 3 squares of Marrekesh Cardstock (12 x 12 cm) and 3 squares of Oatmeal Cardstock (11 x 11 cm). I added the mixed media background to the Oatmeal squares before adhering them to the Marrakesh squares and the kraft cards. Firstly, I stamped the music background stamp in Bark Ink. Secondly, I painted sections with white Gesso with a little bit of orange acrylic paint and Nuvo Crystal Drops- Brown. Next I stamped a mix of the Factory 42 and Time Machine Collections cog stamps in Spiced Marmalade- Ranger Distress Oxide onto the painted sections. Following this, I tinted some Texture Paste with Brown KaiserMist and applied it through the Linear Lines Stencil onto the cards. Lastly, I spray the Brown KaiserMist over the texture paste to finalise the mixed media background.

To begin the clustered sections of the cards, I coloured Cheese Cloth with Black KaiserMist and glued it to the cards. Next I added some fussy cut elements from INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 07, INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 03 and INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 01. Then I added more and more of these elements on top of each other, followed by some yellow and orange Flower Blooms.

To finalise these cards, I added some Wooden Cogs and splattered some extra Brown KaiserMist.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about how I created these heavily clustered, industrial style, mixed media cards. I also hope I have inspired you to have a go at using this stunning collection and some mixed media techniques in the near future. Stay happy, healthy and crafty!
Best wishes,
Roxanne xX

Love with Whisper

Hello,

Karen here with my first project using Whisper Kaisercraft collection.  This range has so much potential, all types of photographs will look gorgeous when used with this collection – coloured, black and white and sepia.

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For this page I have used Kaisercard Pebble cardstock, Fern Bracket Die Cut, Earthy paper, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Ferns 6 x 6 Stencil, Decorative Fern Leaf Die, Whisper Clear Stamps and Kaisercraft Chocolate Ink Pad.

I started by cutting .5 in from top and one side of the Earthy paper and mounting this onto  Kaisercard Pebble cardstock.  I added the Fern Bracket Die Cut using foam pads to lift it slightly from the Earthy paper.

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Using the Kaisercraft Chocolate Ink Pad and Whisper Clear Stamps I stamped some ferns along the bottom of the die cut.  I then used a blending tool to add ink through the  Ferns 6 x 6 Stencil.  Next, I dabbed some of the ink onto a silicone sheet and mixed some texture paste to make some cream coloured texture paste and used this with the  Ferns 6 x 6 Stencil but this time spread it through the large fern.  Finally I used the Decorative Fern Leaf Die to cut some ferns from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and added them at the bottom of the page with some ferns from the Collectables pack.

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I matted my photo onto two pieces of paper from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and placed at the top right of my page, using the word ‘love’ as a title, adding a butterfly and a phrase to the top of my photo and a butterfly and phrase to the bottom left of my photo – all from the Collectables  pack.

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The final touch was to stamp some butterflies from the Whispers stamp set onto white card, fussy cut them out and tuck them behind elements on the left and bottom of my page.

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I am really pleased with this page as it evolved without me having any real plans as to how it would look.

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Karen xXx

Under The Sea with Deep Sea

Hello,

Karen here with my last project using the Deep Sea collection. I have had this photo for seven years waiting to scrap.  It’s of Gracia and Josh when they were 18 and went travelling around Europe between finising their A Levels and starting University.  I think they were staying on a Greek Island but no matter it’s a lovely photo and this range is perfect for scrapbooking it.

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For this layout I have used Kaisercard in Caribbean, Sea Floor and Snorkel papers, Collectables, border strips from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad, Turtles 6 x 6 designer stencil, Kaisercraft ink pad – Peacock and Bliss pearls.

I started by cutting .25 inch from the top and right side of the Sea Floor paper and adhering it to the  Caribbean card.  I then used the Turtles 6 x 6 designer stencil and Peacock ink pad to add seaweed to the bottom of my page.  I used a scrap of paper to mask off the areas of the stencil I didn’t want to use.  I think this gives the illusion of the turtle swimming behind the seaweed.

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I then created a ‘sea bed’ using two border strips from the  6.5 x 6.5 pad and a branding strip from one of the papers (sorry can’t remember which one) and added shells, starfish, seaweed and turtles from the Collectables pack.
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I added my photo and used more Collectables and a turtle cut from the Snorkel paper to make a cluster at the top right of my photo.

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Finally I added more turtles from the Collectables and Snorkel paper with little Bliss pearl bubbles rising from their mouths.

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This was the perfect paper range for my photo and I am delighted with the finished page.

Karen x

Great Heart layout with Memory lane

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here today with my first layout for June. This month I have the absolute pleasure to design with one of the most amazing Kaisercraft collections Memory Lane (available at Merly Impressions’ online store).MI-Great-heart-web530To create my background I used Kaisercard Mocha Weave Cardstock and different stencils and Texture Paste. I used Texture Paste and Waffle 6×6 Designer Stencil to create the white dimensional layer. Then I added the glittery green layer using glitter paste and Blossom Mini Designer Stencil. As a final touch I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold.MI-Great-heart-det-b (1)

I used two photographs of my daughter, which I distressed with Paper distresser and a piercing tool. I adhered them using Mounting Foam Tape.

To decorate my picture I used pre-cut elements from the Collectables Pack and the Paper pad. I embossed the flowers slightly with an Embossing Tool and adhered them around my picture using Mounting Foam Dots.MI-Great-heart-det-b (9) MI-Great-heart-det-b (4)Then I added Pearls – Pearl to the middle of the blooms.
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To add more colour and embellishments I die cut different shapes using Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock and Decorative Dies (Texture Woven Die and Vintage Clocks Die). MI-Great-heart-det-b (7)

As a final touch I added Rhinestones – Silver and Epoxy Stickers – Sea Breeze.

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I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Come back soon for more wonderful projects from out design team!

Emmy xx

Loved with Pen and Ink

Hello,

Karen here with the first of my projects for May using Pen and Ink Kaisercraft collection.  I have to confess that when I saw this range I begged Chrissy to send it to me for my DT projects as it was so gorgeous and such a usable collection.

31056924_10211906994454161_7942720622931476480_n_edited-1I am experimenting with mixed media at the moment and trying to push myself out of my comfort zone so thought I would try something I hadn’t tried before with this project.

I cut a 1 inch frame from Vanilla cardstock and cut 1 inch from the top and one side of the Lacey paper.  On the spotty side I inked around the edges with Walnut Stain ink and mounted it onto the Vanilla frame.

I then used the Collage 6 x 6 stencil and some texture past in the top right and bottom left of my page.  I used crackle paste but this one would work just as well.

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I rubbed some ink onto the top of the texture paste.

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Next I cut a piece of the Vanilla card, saved from above, to 9.5 ins x 4, for a photo mount and used the stencil and Walnut Stain ink to give this a pattern.  I used foam pads to stick this to my page. 

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I tore two pieces of Ephemera paper and trimmed them to 9.5 ins wide, inked the edges and added to my layout at the top and bottom of the Vanilla photo mount.

Next I cut three bingo cards from Stamps and added to the photo mount.

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After adding my photos I tucked as many of the cards from the Collectables pack as I could fit under the pieces of Ephemera paper.

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Finally I used a flower cluster and the word love from the Collectables pack to make my title.

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