The Clique welcomes Cassandra back for her third and final post teaching us more about using the Cricut Explore with downloadable cut files and your Clique Kit! We really enjoyed having you this month Cassandra!
Exploring with Clique Kits - Part 3
Hi Everyone! Welcome back for the final installment of Exploring with Clique Kits. I'm not sure if I'm more sad to be finishing up my time as August's Substitute Teacher or that my gorgeous Glam Camp kit has dwindled down to just a few pieces. I have absolutely loved being part of all the Glam Camp fun and just want to say a huge THANK YOU to the CK Gals for letting me play along.
For my last project, I wanted to add a little CK flair to a major trend in today's crafting world. Background overlays are very popular so I searched for an overlay in Cricut DesignStudio and found a fun circle overlay. I then went ahead and welded some of the cute hearts from the CK digital files from Glam Camp. Adding the little hearts really helped to personalize it. I went ahead and cut the overlay with my Cricut Explore using plain cardstock and then I embossed it with a gold embossing powder... LOVE how it turned out!
I really wasn't sure where this project was going when I started and didn't have a picture in mind, I just started to create. I ended up getting the inspiration to create my first page for my crafty album where I plan to keep all the layouts of pictures from my mommy getaways and scrappy retreats... I went with the title, For the Love of Scrap and used my Explore to cut out the "Love" part of my title... I used a Project Life card which made it such a quick and easy process. Here's a peek -
To finish up I sprinkled a few gold sequins and flower embellishment from my Close to My Heart stash. Check them out here...
And here's the whole layout all together!
Again, I just want thank you all and the CK gals for the opportunity to play along as August's Substitute Teacher. I hope I've inspired you to dig out your die-cutting machines, whether you have a Cricut or a Silhouette... and I hope you start having fun with those wonderful digi-files that come with your kit!
I'll see you around the Clique!
We love the gold embossing on the background die cut and we especially love the addition of the Clique Kits hearts to the circle lattice design-isn't that clever? A beautiful layout for a beautiful photo to document your journey into scrapbooking. Now that you are hooked, we hope you continue on this journey for a long, long time!
-xThe Clique Kits Girls
Welcome to Glam Camp Friday with Jody! Today we're not only playing with our August Kit Glam Camp, we're also playing with some acrylic paints, dry embossing and vellum. Now, I love this floral background but there's no doubt its bold. Sometimes bold papers scare us away from creating with it, but what we should be doing is embracing it!! Just go for it! Here's one easy way to help you tackle that bold background paper you're dying to use!
My go to supplies for this task are acrylic paint and plain 'ol vellum. I started with a 5" x 7" piece of scrap vellum and ran it through my Sizzix Texture Boutique with my favorite dots embossing folder. It's already cuter just by embossing it! Next, I painted over the backside of the embossed vellum and let it air dry. You can carefully run your heat gun over the painted vellum to speed up the drying time, but since I tend to work in short time frames with our girls home, this was a perfect stopping point for me to go back upstairs and see why it was all of sudden so quiet, because that's rarely a good thing! Turns out, they made a huge fort in Abby and Hannah's bedroom :) Good times! Anyway, I always say it takes just "15 minutes to scrap", and you'll get some layouts done in no time!
Here are a couple close ups of the main elements in my layout. Note: the kraft cardstock with white stamped leaves is from Amy Tangerine for American Crafts and was totally begging to come out of my stash this week. A few other embellishments which are available in the Clique Kits School School under August are the lovely My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Gold Wood Hearts and Starry Night Confetti. I also included some fabulous UMWOW Studio chipboard clouds and hash tag words! They're just so fun!
Besides the paint on the embossed vellum, I also brushed the same paint in opposite corners of my layout. I simply started off the page and then gently brushed some paint onto the layout. It really added a nice wispy effect and toned down those corners a bit. To compliment the white paint I also added our exclusive Clique Kits die cuts in white card stock to add some pops of white. These really stand out, even against the bold floral background. I even brushed some paint onto the UMWOW Studio chipboard to help tie it all together.
Thanks so much for spending your time with me today! Now, dig out a sheet of bold paper and have some fun with it! I think one of my favorite things about our Glam Camp kit is all the fun gold accents! I love how they catch the light just right and BAM, you see some glam!
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Aloha, it's Gia! I don't know if you heard this, but watercolors are a hot trend in paper crafting right now! I love to paint my own scrapbooking layout backgrounds with watercolors and today I am going to show you a resist technique using stamps and embossing powder.
First I stamped a feather pattern with a clear embossing ink pad. Then I sprinkled white embossing powder over the page and tapped the excess off. I used a heat tool to set the embossed feathers. Finally, I painted with my watercolors over the whole page in an ombre pattern with darker pink at the bottom.
Some of the My Mind's Eye Market Street journaling cards in the Glam Camp kit were the perfect complement to my watercolor background with a similar soft watercolor look.
I love the exclusive flair in this kit, and also used one of the extras in the School Store- the My Mind's Eye enamel dots. The arrow die cut was one of the cut files in this kit, and the transparency is from the Studio Calico Wanderlust acetate card set.
I love how painting a background really stretches your supplies and achieves a totally different look. I hope you will give watercolors a try if you haven't already. The Clique Kits watercolor art set is a great way to get started right now, and is on sale for an additional 25% off by using the coupon code AUGUST25 at checkout. Thanks for joining me in the Art Studio today!