Good morning friends! Nicole here with a cute mini album I created for my sister. Just recently, she had family pictures taken for my nephew, Henry's 2nd birthday celebration. As soon as she posted these photos, I snagged them and I knew immediately what papers I would use! I've been hoarding Heidi Swapp's patterned papers from the Carefree Collection for awhile now. We still have a few papers left in the shop!
To begin, I cut two pieces of Jen Hadfield's specialty paper (transparency) to measure 4x4 to use as the front and back of the album cover. Next, I cut several pieces of patterned paper to measure 4x4. I used metal border dies and tags to create borders and a tag from the scraps. I fussy cut the butterflies from Amy Tangerine's paper to use as embellishments.
Once I had all of my papers cut and my selection of embellishments, I started embellishing the pages. As you can see...you do not need a lot of embellishments to create a beautiful mini. Sometimes, all you need is pretty papers and some stickers!
I used a Cinch to bind the album together. It's easier if you bind the album first before embellishing. That is what I did. When binding, the important thing to remember is to add the back page to the front of all of your pages so that once the album is binded, it holds the wire in the back nicely when you flip the first page to the back.
Here are a few close-ups of the embellishments. Super simple, but beautiful! I used foam squares to add dimension. It makes such a big difference when layering embellishments.
Do you enjoy making mini albums? I must admit, I don't make them as much as I used to...but I am working on changing that! Thank you so much for visiting today.
It's Jodie here with you today, sharing a TN spread made with the November Seneca Falls Main Kit.
I decided to play with a little mixed media and the beautiful Leafy Wreath cut file from the CK digital shop on this spread.
The first thing I do when playing with mixed media is to prep my cardstock or patterned paper. I really like clear gesso for this, even on white cardstock, but you can also use white gesso as well. The gesso essentially seals the cardstock so that the fibres don't absorb the liquid in the media and warp. It also provides some 'tooth' (grittiness) for the media to adhere to. Once this is applied and has dried, you're good to go with adding some colour!
I mixed some watercolours to match the pink in the Amy Tangerine Shine On collection that's featured in the kits this month, and used the packaging technique to apply this in the general area that I was going to place my cut file. Then I added some splatters in the same pink. I dried this off with a heat tool and then repeated the process with a yellow to match the flowers in the collection, and Sophie's shirt in the photo.
Finally I added just a few tiny splatters in black watercolour to tie everything in, since there is so much black in each of my top left and bottom right clusters.
Once I was finished with my mixed media I adhered the cut file to the page.
I know fussy cutting is not for everyone, but I just love it! And the Bouquet patterned paper in the kit is full of beautiful blooms waiting to be fussy cut. I trimmed one out to sit at the top of this cute tag that holds my journalling, which for this spread is really just the date and location where the photo was taken. I also trimmed out a bunch of smaller individual flowers to scatter across the page.
For the bottom cluster I fussy cut some more flowers and placed them both behind and in front of my photo. I used some of the corrugated black cardstock from the kit to layer behind my photo. I really liked how this turned out because it framed my photo and also added extra dimension to my spread with the corrugations in the cardstock.
I used one of the sticker phrases and a rubber word for my title, and called this one done!
I hope I've inspired you to try out some mixed media in your projects today, or even to bring out your scissors and try some fussy cutting.
Thanks for stopping by today, and remember we'd love to see your projects made with your Clique Kits over on The Clique Facebook page.
I chose a pale mint colored cardstock and made a little greenish acrylic painted background with some black and white splashes for the Cut File. Then I backed the Cut File with a white paper with some sprinkles on it (the paper is from an older Paige Evans collection) and fussycut some flowers from a paper in my 6x6 „Amy Tangerine Better Together“ paper pad.
I document a friend's wedding I've attended with my family in Croatia two months ago. Therefore the title. I put my two photos on tags, wrote down my journaling, and added the „Party“ clear sticker from the Amy Tangerine „Shine On“ sticker book. You don't really need so much when you have such a cute Cute File. It doesn't only provide a big title but also pretty flowers and leaves.
Although I usually don't use greenish colors on my layouts, I'm happy I did this time. I love how the layout turned out. I hope you feel inspired to use this beautiful Cut File for one of your next projects.
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!