Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Club Scrap Creative License Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Club Scrap May Blog Hop featuring the Creative License kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstains Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.

I have to admit that this past month has been somewhat of a blur. My son Jason graduated college last weekend and we are just so proud of him. He has returned home, along with my daughter Alicia, who just finished her freshman year of college. The weather has been absolutely beautiful here on Cape Cod, and as a result, the gardening bug bit me big time. As a result of all this, my blog hop project was put off until yesterday. Bad Julie ;) I really don't like waiting until the last minute to do my projects. Luckily, this month's Creative License Deluxe kit came with a FANTASTIC goodie, the On the Go Album.

I simply followed along with Tricia's VIDEO demo, and it came together in less than an hour.

My album is ready to feature some select photos from Jason's four years at Framingham State University.

Embellish this album with these fun little shrink plastic license plates featuring images from the Creative License Jumbo UM Rubber stamp set.

Stamp the blank license plate onto shrink plastic with Onyx ink. Add color directly onto the stamp  with coordinating colors of Sharpie permanent markers.

Add more color to the image if needed.

Align letters using the grid lines on an acrylic stamping block.

Stamp onto the license plate image with Onyx ink.

Fussy cut images from the shrink plastic.

Punch out the holes using a Crop a Dile tool.

Heat the plastic to shrink. While the license plate is still warm, press with an acrylic block to flatten.

Attach to the front cover and it is ready for gift giving!

Next up on the hop, Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Club Scrap Dahlia Blog Hop

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Welcome to Club Scrap's Blog Hop featuring April's gorgeous Dahlia kit.

April Dahlia Deluxe Kit
If you arrived here from Roni's Inkstains Blog then you are in the right place. If not, be sure to check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

Pinspiration strikes again! Check out the link to see Amy's gorgeous rolled paper wreath.

Here is a closer look at how this project came together.

Decorate three 12x12" plain papers using a variety of stamps. Trim the Dahlia 12x12" prints and decorated plains into 6x6" squares.

Punch along two adjoining edges with flower border punch. Form each square into a cone and secure with hot glue.

Continue to roll papers to create a wreathe shape.

Cut two large circles out of Pizza Box cardboard for the base. Glue them together in opposite grain directions.

Mark a hole in the center of the base.
Attach a black ribbon to the back of the base for hanging.

Adhere the rolled papers onto the base around the marked center dot using hot glue.

Create a center piece for the wreathe using an upside down stack of Pizza Box cardboard circles. Finish off the raw edges with Dahlia Butterfly washi tape.

Attach a stamped quote to nested scalloped and circle die cuts.

Die cut butterfly shapes from Dahlia Pink, Yellow, Purple and Big Top Light Green papers. Die cut butterfly detail from black paper from stash.

Add additional color using inks and paint to the butterfly shapes. Adhere the black detail die over them using Club Scrap Glue Pen.

Attach the butterflies to complete the wreathe.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Up next on the blog hop Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced.

Club Scrap Dahlia Deluxe Kit 
Club Scrap Dahlia Jumbo UM stamp set
Club Scrap Dahlia Art Nouveau stamp set
Club Scrap Hybrid inks - Onyx Amethyst, Leaf, Tangerine
Club Scrap Wildflowers Borders and Backgrounds stamp set
Club Scrap Big Top Light Green plain paper
Sizzix Alterations Thinlits Detailed Butterflies Dies
Spellbinders Nestibilities Scalloped Circle Die
Darice Nesting Circles Die
Martha Stewart Daisy border punch
Ranger Adirondack White Acrylic Paint dabber

Monday, April 18, 2016

Black Magic Color Burst Technique

Create a dramatic look on your scrapbook pages using a combination of mixed media techniques.

Spread homemade texture paste (click HERE for the recipe) over Club Scrap's Dahlia Stencil onto black paper. Allow to dry completely.

Sprinkle a combination of Color Burst powders over the flowers.

Spritz with water and allow to dry.

Create scrapbook pages using the panels and the Dahlia Deluxe kit.

Add an extra touch to the Black Magic panels using the Dahlia Butterfly washi tape layered with the colorful Dots washi tape.

Add white acrylic paint flecks using a stiff bristled paintbrush and along the edges of the panels.

Let's take another look at the completed layouts.

Pages design based on ALSB instructions for Dahlia Deluxe kit Layouts 3 and 4. 

Coincidently, Kay Williamson shared another texture paste idea using the Dahlia stencil.
Visit the Club Scrap blog HERE for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Club Scrap Dahlia ALSB Layouts

If you are not familiar with ALSB (assembly line scrapbooking) it uses an extremely efficient set of instructions to help you get every last bit of your Club Scrap monthly kits assembled and into your scrapbooks. The beauty is, you assemble first, and add pictures later. I know, stay with me, it really works!! The formula behind the layouts created for each 12x12" page, include spots for your 4x6 standard prints, BRILLIANT!  Just pop them into the gorgeously appointed pages and you're done, it really is that easy.

ALSB Dahlia layouts 3 & 4 
Check out all the FREE instructions Club Scrap has created over the years, AMAZING! Grab papers from your stash and get scrapping.

For this double page spread, create a fun spritzed 8.5x11" raised print (this print is cut in pieces and used as anchors for both sides of the double page spread) using clever masking of the floral images.

Cut the dahlia blossoms and leaves mask from copy paper. Attach to the raised print with removable adhesive.

Spritz with homemade green shimmer spray (combo of Club Scrap Metallic Green re inker, Perfect Pearls Gold powder and water in 4oz. spray bottle).

Remove the masks and add Leaf ink to the leaves using an ink blending tool.

Spritz the centers of each blossom with Lemon Meringue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Finish off the pieces with homemade shimmer mist (combo of Color Burst Fuschia Pigment Powder, Metallic Rose Liquid Metals, and water in a mini mister bottle). Having the pink spray in the mini mister bottle allowed for a more controlled spray area.

Let's take a closer look at the prints in each layout.

Speaking of ALSB, I am the host of a Challenge over at the Club Scrap Forum where we share our favorite assembled layouts. Join me!

Thanks for stopping by!