Hello friends! Happy Saturday. I manage to find some time to play with the Sunkissed Sampler Kit and the Modern Documenter Sunkissed kit to create this fun layout! And I am going to share with you how I created the background, step-by-step! Super easy and fun to do!
To begin, I taped down the ends of the Gathered Flowers stencil from The Crafter's Workshop to the glass mat to prevent the stencil from slipping when I blend the inks through the stencil.
Next, I used a blending brush and the Cummerbund Ink to create blue florals. I really like using Catherine Pooler's inks because the colors are so vibrant!! Make sure you use a different brush when switching colors so that the colors do not mix.
I used the Lime Rickey ink to create the leaves. You want to use a medium or small brush for this process so that you do not go outside the lines too much.
Then, I used the Party Dress ink to create the pink flowers. Of course you can use any colors for your flowers. I basically selected colors that were in the papers and embellishments that I am using from the Sunkissed Sampler Kit.
I used the Tiara and Tiki Torch ink to finish the background.
Now, it's time to remove the stencil from the cardstock. :)
I cut the floral paper to measure 7 1/2"x10" and then I cut the heart patterned paper to measure 8 1/2"x11". I decided I wanted to have a little bit of patterned paper framing the layout.
I cropped the photos and matted them with some patterned paper so that the photos would not look to flat. And then I added all of the pretty embellishments. Some of the embellishments were mounted down using foam squares.
One of my favorite things to do is add layers of die cuts and stickers onto my layouts. It's my favorite part of the process-playing with embellishments!
More layers at the top. I used a black pen to create a thin border around the layout and added a few lines around the photos with some hand scribbles to make it look like stitching.
Initially, I was not going to add a title at the top, but it looked like something was missing at the top...so I added a few more embellishments. :)
I really enjoyed making this layout. The colors and embellishments are so happy... I just love the whole vibe of this layout! What do you think? Thank you for stopping by today. We still have a few Sunkissed Sampler kits in the shop if you wanna snag one!
Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. For this share I got the challenge "On Repeat", so I had to use a pattern, a colour, a texture or a shape repetitivly. I chose three photos and my Storyline Chapters insert to make a spread for this challenge.
I chose the Sunkissed Sampler Kit of Cocoa Vanilla Studio for this spread. I had two vertical and one horisontal photo, so first I arranged the photos. Then I chose some patterned papers, and cut some hearts with a Lora Bailora heart die from my stash.
I chose different patterns but coordinating colours with my photos. Then I started to glue down the hearts, I also left glued the inside part of the hearts, so it looks more dinamic.
When the hearts were glued down, I added some clear stickers from the Modern Documenter Sunkissed Kit. These stickers are perfect for the Storyline Chapters inserts, as they are flat, have many great designs, so you can give some special effect to your spreads.
In the end I added the title, which is also a clear sticker from the Modern Documenter Sunkissed Kit. And added some cut outs from the Sunkissed Sampler Kit.
With this repetitive technique you can easily create a spread or a layout. Would you try?
Go to the Clique International shop and get some new kits to create with! ;-)
Hello my crafty peeps!! Happy Friday!! Sanjana here with my latest post for the Clique Kits Design Team. I was so excited for this one as I hadn’t done a 12x12 scrapbook layout in a long time.. For this layout I have used the Watermelon Sugar Seasonal Kit along with the Vicki Boutin speciality paper called Wild Flowers and Honey Butterflies. Here are some close ups of my layout.
Also please don’t forget to check out the process video for this layout linked below. Have a wonderful weekend..
Hello Clique International friends, Giorgia here today sharing my very first attempt with a tool I had from ages in my craft room and never had the courage to try: gel press. It is now sold out in the shop, so some of you have it and maybe are wondering how to use it... well, let's explore it together, I assure it is a lot of fun!
I made two postcards as gift for my crafty friends: I will send them out in the mail hoping they will put a smile on their face!
As base, I used Watercolor Travel Journal | Pink pages.
As i said, Gel Press is really funny and easy to use: just put a little amount of acrylic colour on it and pour it with the hard rubber brayer. You can mix different colors to create beautiful effects (just be careful to not to mix complementary colors, since they will give a really ugly brown town).
Then grab a stencil and push it on the gel press, remove it and push your cardstock on the gel press. That's it! In this way you will transfer the colors and the effects given from the stencil to the paper.
Besides than stencils, you can use also recycled materials to create amazing textures: here I used a paper straw, but you can also try with bottle caps, medicine blisters, bubble wrap and whatever tickles your fantasy... just try and go with it and you will achieve amazing results!
Another amazing supply to create texture are stamps (not the ones with phrases and words because they will be stamped reverse side - but , why not, you could also try them!). In this example I used the rainbow stamp from this kit.
Here it is the first postcard I made:
I used Dina Wakley watersoluble scribble sticks to fill and enhance some spots in the cardstock (these are sold out, but you can try Vicky Boutin ones, I think they work in the same way). I just color on the paper with the scribble, then spread the color with a wet finger; super easy and super quick!
Here it is the final result. Then I used my sewing machine and a black thread to stitch all the cardstock outline, with straight and zig zag points.
To create the dressed girls I used this funny Simon Hurley stamp (there is also a male version of it) and the "paper piecing" technique.
First of all, you need to create the girl by stamping the head and body on white cardstock, combining them as you pleased.
Then, to create the dress, you need to stamp the body on a patterned paper of your choice (I used pink flowery paper from this kit for a girl and this paper and light blue cardstock mimic jeans for the other one).
Fussy cut the dress and glue it on top of the other stamped image.
I added scissors on the girls hands and used crafty related sentiments for both the postcards (they are in the same stamp set of the girls). For the first one I created a colorful scene with supplies from many different kits - see on the bottom of my post for the full list.
For the second postcard I used only two main colors, violet and light blue with some little accents of other colors. I cannot decide which one is my favorite!
I used these kits and supplies from the shop:
Ciao, a presto
Happy Wednesday, Clique Friends! I'm taking a trip down memory lane today to share this fun album insert- featuring a full-on mohawked MJ. I'm celebrating myself, a piece of my story, and a little bit of my love of punk rock in today's post! I wanted to play along with the Clique Kits challenge for this month- which was to create a project inspired by one (or more) of the elements (earth, air, fire, water). The bold patterned paper designs in the Summer Feels Kit from Simple Stories were the perfect way to bring this element-inspired title to life!
Speaking of the July challenge, we have wonderful challenges in the Clique Facebook Group, where everyone can earn fun prizes, rewards, and get cheered on by our awesome community of crafters! If you would like to play along with our latest challenge (or one in the future), you can always come hang out with with us in the Clique Facebook Group :)
I recently did some digging through an old box of notes, photos, and memories from my old high school friends and found these fun photos of a very punk rock-loving MJ that I knew would be perfect for this kit. It's pretty funny, because I dyed my hair back to pink recently and then found these photos of me with some electric pink hair! It almost felt like a sign to pay tribute to my younger self and continue my progress on the teenage album I've been working on for the past couple of years.
For the cover itself, I knew that I wanted to size it to fit into one of my Citrus Twist Lofe Crafted Albums, so I cut this adorable heart paper down to 8.5 inches by 8 inches. I had a leftover scrap from my last sunglasses layout that I decided to cut down to 2 inches by 8 inches to create the spine for the outside of the book. I really try to use every last little piece of each kit, so the flower embellishment cut file on the cover was actually created with leftover scraps from the Sunkissed Sampler Kit. I really love how the two collections blended together to create this cover!
Next, I adhered a fun rainbow page to the inside of the album, and lightly adhered it to the inside of the book (to create a border). While adhering it, I decided that I really wanted it to have two pockets on the side where I could hide journaling- so I left a small space of the inside background page unadhered on each side to leave a "pocket" for those tags. It was kind of a happy accident, because after adding some string, those tags made the perfect DIY way to have both journaling and a unique way to keep the book from opening. Once I adhered the background paper, I scored the book, and started to embellish the inside- my favorite part!!
I wanted to create a fun background page that would mirror the title that I had in mind (Sky above me, earth below me, fire within me...), so I threw in the Sunny Skies page from Heidi Swapp to create the background for the right page and the bold sun paper from the Summer Feels Kit to turn up the heat (cheesy dad pun intended haha). I used my Cricut to cut out the colorful title, and added cute embellishments to give the page a fun summer feel!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this post inspired you to reach for older photos to document that celebrate those past moments (no matter how small). What is one project that is part of your story that you want to capture next?!
I love making mini albums and am always looking for different ways to do this. Today I have created a waterfall album but I added a half box so I could add more photos, journalling and memorabilia. I have used the Garden Party kit and paper pack available in the Clique shop cliquekits.com/shop-all/
I created a book spine to be able to fit a box pocket inside. My album size is 7x5 inches.I added machine stitching to create a border and create texture. I then added two of the gorgeous ribbon charms to the spine and then created an embellishment cluster on the front of my album which I added with foam tape to add dimension.
I cut each paper strip 4 inches wide. The trick to waterfall pages is simply increase each paper strip by 1/2 an inch and remembering to score the top of each strip by 1/4 of an inch. Start adhering your longest paper strip and then add each one until you reach the smallest paper strip. The 1/4 inch score is where you glue (wet glue is the best) . I added two holes in the 1/4 inch strip and threaded through some ribbon and tied a bow for visual effect. Sine this is where I will add my feature photos I have added sentiment phrases and words.
On the other side I added a 3D pocket and embellished from the ephemera from the kit. I added some lace to add to a modern vintage feel. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the 3D pocket.
As you can see from the picture above there is plenty of room to add a substantial amount to the box pocket.
If you would like to use a cut file to get the basic shape of this album you cab find it in the Silhouette Design Store ID 44653 and it is called 3D Stationary Holder.
I love how this turned out, cut files to me are a great place to start but I always end up making it mine by adding to it in some way. The papers, and ephemera in this kit are perfect to create albums. Thank you for stopping by today and if you male your own version please # @cliquekits and @rachellowe____ we would love to see your creations!
Hello my Clique friends! It is Ali here with you today with the Don't throw me away challenge. I used the Limited Edition Kit|Fairyland|Doodlebug Design kit along with the Pixie and Fairy House Doodle Pops that are currently in the shop for this this layout.
I just started using the packaging that the paper collection comes in. They always have a front cover sheet with the paper pack that shows all the different patterns included in the collection. You can use that sheet to cut borders out of or even back smaller cut files, like I have here. It is a way to save the larger 12 x12 sheets for other layouts. I believe in getting the most out of your money and that includes using the packaging that the items come in.
I had so much fun backing this cut file with the different patterns. This picture was taken on my birthday last year when I just received a special flower delivery from my in-laws. I thought this collection would be perfect with my birthday flowers.
So next time you purchase a collection kit don't throw out the top sheet, use it on your layouts. Also, the backing of the sticker packages and the ephemera packages are fun to use too! You can use them to mat photos or create titles out of the backings.
I hope you enjoyed these little tips and I can't wait to see what you create with your packaging! Happy crafting my friends!
Love, Ali xoxo
Hello Everyone1 How are you all doing? Hope you had an amazing weekend. I am back to crafting after a very long break! I have never taken such a long break, but it feels good to be back. Breaks are important especially for our mental health.
Today I am sharing a project that I crafted for the month of June. It's a scrapbook layout in the theme
In order to get the repetitive pattern, I have cut out hexagon shapes in two different sizes. I have used paper collections from two different kits- Sampler kit and Seasonal Kit. I have also included a phrase from Jen Hadfield's 'Reaching Out' Collection.
Even though it's a simple layout in pastel shade, I loved creating it.
I have shared a process video for the layout on my YouTube channel. You can check it out.
Happy Crafting everyone!
So nice that you stop by! This month it's my turn to experiment! So, I used the free cut file that was given during the June Clique Con event and started painting a "galaxy"! It's super easy to do, so tag along!
For this layout, I used the Limited edition Little One kit, not just for babies as you see!
If you are looking for some great shimmering galaxy paint, check these out, awesome colors!
So let's start.
You don't need much:
Start with adding the lightest color in a circle (or what looks like a circle haha) and add the other 2 colors around it. Give a good layer because you want it to stay wet...
Now the fun begins! Take your piece of sponge and start dabbing in circular motions from the light inside to the dark outside. Don't worry if it doesn't look smooth. If you want, you can add a little extra light in the middle to create that sparkle. Make the edge of your darkest color a bit "rough" as on the picture, that give a more spacious effect.
Now it's time to create some "stars"! Water down some white paint and take that tooth brush or your small brush and start splattering. The tooth brush makes tiny tiny splatters which look like litte stars, perfect for our galaxy!
And that's all there is to it!
I cannot wait to see your galaxies in our Facebook group! Thanks for stopping by, and if you have any questions... let me know!
Hello Clique Friends!