Shine

I have another layout to share today! This layout was inspired by Ashley Horton’s Texture Techniques Class at Big Picture Classes.

Big Picture Classes Inspiration, Hand Stitching, Shimelle-Star Shine, Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes Wonder Collection

I started with a sheet of Bazzill Mystique Cardstock and added a layer of clear gesso. After the gesso was dry I added mixed media to the cardstock using the packaging technique and No Yoking Coloringz Spray from Shimmerz Paints. I created a cut file in Cricut® Design Space, but rather than cutting it I used my pens to draw the design on the layout. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the pen drew on top of the gesso and the mixed media products!! I then used grey embroidery floss and stitched each letter. I backed the hand stitched cardstock onto a piece of dark charcoal cardstock and also added machine stitching around the border.

Big Picture Classes Inspiration, Hand Stitching, Shimelle-Star Shine, Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes Wonder Collection

I then moved on to my photo cluster. I used a majority of Project Life cards from the Hip Kit Club, a doily, and a glassine bag. I even pulled out my decorative scissors (Raise your hand if you still have some of those in your stash! ha!). Then I started embellishing. I used multiple pieces from the Shimelle Starshine Collection (including the florals, chipboard stars, the butterfly, the skinny “important stuff” die cut.) I added a sticker & yellow tassel from the Crate Paper-Maggie Holmes-Wonder Collection and a globe sticker from Echo Park.

Big Picture Classes Inspiration, Hand Stitching, Shimelle-Star Shine, Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes Wonder Collection

I will add journaling to this layout. I plan on typing my journaling because I’m not sure of placement. That way I can print it and then be able to move it around the page until I find the perfect spot. Whenever I type my journaling I like to wait until I have a full sheet to print so I don’t waste paper. For final touches I added Heidi Swapp Navy Color Shine & my date stamp using CTMH Pacifica Exclusive Ink™.

Here’s a process video showing how all of this came together!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

AHSC #158

I’m back again with another card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

AHSC 158-Happy Birthday Card

For my card this week I started with a white cardstock base and cut another white panel slightly smaller than the base. To create the grid design on the background I used washi tape to create a mask on the panel. I then used Glass Bead Glitter Gel along with a Tim Holtz stencil to create a subtle polka dot pattern.

For the focal point of the card I used two circle dies from Big Picture Classes on fabric & vellum. I then cut an anchor from (retired) CTMH Outdoor Denim Cardstock using a Hero Arts die. The sentiment is from the CTMH Hostess Exclusive Birthday Wish Stamp Set & is white heat embossed on Outdoor Denim Cardstock that was cut using a banner die. I added silver stitching around the panel and also through the die cut circles.

AHSC 158-Happy Birthday Card

It’s difficult to capture the Glass Bead Glitter Gel in the photos but it really does shine and has just the perfect texture!! Actually this card just screams texture with the heat embossing, the mixed media, the fabric and the stitching!

AHSC158

Here’s a process video showing how it all came together!!

I would love to see what you create based off Sketch #158. Head over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to enter your papercrafting project!!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly