I am very excited to have to opportunity to share my work with you this month! Here is one of my layouts, “European Journey”, using the Kaisercraft Journey Collection. I fell in love with the books from the Globe Trotter paper and the collectables. I thought I would make an “explorer desk” kind of layout with many photos to be documented. I have cut 2x KAISERCARD SHADOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Next I cut Tourist paper to 28 cm x 28 cm and then it cut diagonally. To the middle of the double layout, I attached the Tourist triangles to form a diagonal strip. I then used 2.5 cm x 30 cm strips of Traveler paper to top and bottom frame to the layout. I left approximately 5 mm from the outsides of the layout when sticking these down.
Using a Navy Ink and a Tim Holtz Stencil, I inked diagonally along the edges of the Traveler paper. I roughly stamped over the blue inking using the KAISERINK PAD – CHOCOLATE and a script stamp. Next I cut out the books from Roamer paper and layered them on the top left and bottom right of the double layout.
I have cut 6 pieces of KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK at 5.4 cm x 8.4 cm and cut out the centers to create polaroid-like frames. Then I Attached photos to the back of the frames. I stuck the framed photos on top of the books, as though they have fallen there. Next I embellished with the collectables. For the final steps, I cut out 24 crosses from Vagabond paper and foam tape 6 crosses in a line from both bottom corners and 12 on the top, in the middle of the top. Added some RHINESTONES – DARK BLUE, ivory string and KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – NAVY 50ML splatters to finish. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and enjoy using this collection as much as I have! Stay tuned to see some of my other creations with this wonderful collection.
I cut ½ in from the top and one side of the Marbled paper. I then used the Damask Mini Stencil and Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste in four areas of the paper. Once this was dried I gave it a light coat of Gesso and wiped over the areas with the texture paste with a baby wipe to reveal the colour of the paper below. As I thought this worked in the same way as transparent embossing powder but with less faff!
Once the Gesso had dried I stamped with the Paint Strokes Stamp and Orchid Ink Pad across the texture paste areas but in the opposite direction. I also ‘dabbed’ the ink pad through the stencil in areas.
I cut a 5¾ x 7¾ rectangle from a piece of Lilac Weave Cardstock and adhered the Marbled paper to the centre of the remaining piece.
Cut branding strips from two of your papers and the Devine paper to add around the outside of your page.
To complete my page I added two pieces of paper from the Misty Mountain Paper Pad , stuck together and trimmed to 6½ x 5¼, to the piece of Lilac card from above and then my photo was added to this. I also cut some of the phrases from the Misty Mountain Paper Pad to add, with some phrases and the word ‘beautiful from the Collectables pack, at the top right and bottom left of my page.