Family Christmas – Emerald Eve Collection

Hi Everyone,
I love this photo of me and my sisters and brother taken…….well over 45 years ago (I think) we don’t have many photo’s of us when we were young, but I do love this one. The Emerald Eve collection was just perfect to scrap it, the colours matched beautifully.

Products Used: Emerald Eve Collection – P2964 Christmas Pine x 2|P2965 Fir Tree x 2|P2968 Mistletoe Magic x 2|P2970 Emerald Leaves x 2|P2972 Fir Sprigs x 2|

Other Products Used: UCE1729 Gold Pearls|SB713 Pearl Pearls|KM132 Gold Kaisermist. For the wood effect base paper, I used one from my own stash – You can use P2967 Rejoice paper

Here are some brief instructions to create my layout

  1. Cut the Fir Springs paper down to 12 x 12 to form your base.
  2. Cut the Fir Tree paper down to 29.5 x 29.5 cm, mat onto base, leaving only an edge of the base showing on the right hand side and bottom.
  3. Cut the Rejoice paper down to 28.5 x 28.5 cm, mat this onto your layout.
  4. Sew around your layout.
  5. Splatter some gold Kaisermist all over your layout, mostly in the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner.
  6. Fussy cut lots of elements from Christmas Pine’s & Emerald Leaves papers and the stars from Mistletoe Magic papers.
  7. Mat your 10cm wide x 14cm high photo onto your layout, then arrange all your fussy cut elements around it, in the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner, use foam pads to give height and dimension. From the other paper, cut some 0.5cm green and gold strips, tuck these around your layout, top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner. Add some gold and pearl pearls to the centre of your stars.

Below are some close ups of the layering, you can also find more on my Instagram page – The Fussy Cutter

I really loved using this collection and hope I have inspired you to create with it also. Please feel free to join the Merly Facebook Group where you can share your creations using our products and where you will see sneak peeks of my kits.
You can find these products on the Merly Impressions Website

Happy crafting, stay safe

Chrissy xXx

Altered Trading card frame using Bombay Sunset

Hi everyone

Elaine here today to bring you an altered Trading Card Frame using the beautiful Bombay Sunset collection. 

imageTo make this I first covered my Trading Card Frame with Dina Wakley Gesso to hide the MDF at the back and the sides. Next I took the Indian Summer Gold Foil Paper and and used the two strips at the bottom and top to cover the frame. It was wider than the frame but I made a conscious decision to leave the width intact and left it to overhang it to create a shadow box effect.  There was a fair amount of cutting to get all the parts to fit, and,  I confess there wasn’t enough for each side of the frame but I knew that I was going to be creating a large cluster in the bottom right hand corner so I didn’t worry about that.  I again took the gold foil paper and fussy cut a large mandala and a smaller one of fill in the gaps on the paper and diagonally cut the corners. Again, I knew these were going to be covered so I didn’t stress about lining them up etc. I used the remaining paper to cover the background of the frame too to give the option of placing an object rather than a photo inside.

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imageNext I took several elements from the Bombay Sunset collectables pack and arranged these in large clusters at the top and bottom. I also took a piece of gold paper from the 6.5″ paper pad and punched two sizes of circles from it to add to the clusters. I also fussy cut several extra flowers from the paper pad to add amongst them too.

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imageOnce I was happy with the arrangement I took the Kaisermist White spray and sprayed it all over the clusters. Now, for anyone that has never tried the white Kaisermist, I must give it a shout out. So often white mists are more miss than hit, but in this case the white is brilliant and it really shows up nicely.. which is a real bonus! If you’re looking for a really good white mist you can’t go wrong with the Kaisermist..its very satisfying! lol

imageI then used a little Kaisercolour white acrylic paint to splatter over the whole frame to give it a slightly more distressed look too.

Finally I tucked in some pieces of cheesecloth around the clusters and stuck them in with gel glue and I added some of my favourite bling.. the beautiful Sea Breeze Rhinestone Sparklets. If anyone hasn’t tried these I can heartily recommend them too!

imageI eventually settled on a photo of my Granddaughter to put in the frame, which will now go in her bedroom, and I then added some Metallic Gold hemp cord to hang it from. I think its perfect for a little girls room..don’t you?

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial- if you have a little girl to make it for, do give it a go..she will love it.. as did my GD.

Have fun!

Elaine

xx

Golden Glisten Collection Scrapbook layout

Hi all,

Sometimes you come across a collection that really inspires you.. and the Kaisercraft Glisten Collection is most certainly one of those collections.

gold-layout……and in particular the stunning Glittering Foil Paper with amazing foiled golden stars.  I also loved the Glimmer foil paper with lots of starry lights. I first drew an ‘organically’ shaped Christmas tree and cut it out.

christmas-tree-templateI then added sparkles using the new, fabulous, Kaiser Gel pens and gold stickles.

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I then ‘decorated’ the tree with a star from the Collectables Pack , some Honey coloured Paper Blooms.

Next I matted the photo, of my own tree, on some Coconut weave cardstock  and punched some stars on the border and double matted the photo on a sheet of paper from the collection.

I then took the gorgeous Crystal glitter paper, the Gleaming Foil Paper and the reverse of the Glimmer Foil Paper and layered each piece on more of the Coconut cardstock whilst tucking in a gold paper doily behind the layers.

gold-close-upI added some of the new Hemp cord and made a ‘string’ of decorations using several of the baubles from the collectables pack. I then added a star and a saying from the pack at the bottom and I made a tassel from the hemp cord to add to the bottom. I also added two strings of metallic hemp around the photo too and some of the small black and gold sayings from the 6″ paper pad.

I also used two of the wood flourishes from the Christmas Flourish Pack and added gold glitter to them. I then added a quote from the collectables pack at the bottom of the tree and added a final gold deer from the pack and another gold glittered deer wood flourish ‘prancing’ off the patterned papers. To finish I punched two sections of starry punch and added two strips of the black and gold paper from the pad.

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Hope you like?

Elaine.