Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Blossom Shaker Card

 

Shaker cards have become popular again and the April Cards, Tags and More Kit from the Tres Jolie Kit Club gives you plenty of opportunity to create some of your own. It comes jam-packed with Tres Jolie’s own chipboard embellishments, an 8 x 8 paper pad and coordinating pieces from Graphic 45, a couple of packages of mini flowers from 49 and Market, a package of sequins and two 12 x 12 acetate sheets, as well as a mini lacy die set.


I began by creating my card with layers of patterned paper, using one of the cut-aparts as my center image and put it aside.

Next, I gave both pieces of the chipboard frame two coats of Color Bloom spray from my stash, allowing it to dry between applications. (I chose to use spray on these pieces because the filigree is so delicate.)

Now to create my shaker piece…


Cut a piece of the acetate slightly larger than you’ll need. Leaving the film on, trace around the edges of the chipboard with an ink pen.


Cut the image out at about 1/8” from the traced line.


With a fine tip, apply the glue around the border of the back untreated side of the chipboard piece, making sure to cover every surface. While the glue is still wet, remove the film from the acetate piece and attach it to the chipboard. Press all around to insure a thorough spread.


Apply glue to the back of the remaining chipboard piece and attach it to the card. Again, press it all around. Add your shaker elements to the center.


Now apply another thin bead of glue around the edge of the piece and attach the top piece, being sure that it sits evenly on the bottom piece.

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 *****Supplies*****

 ***Très Jolie AprilCards, Tags and More Kit***

Tres Jolie – LaserCut Chipboard – Frame 3

Tres Jolie – 12 x 12 Acetate Sheet

Graphic 45 – Blossom Collection – 8 x 8 Paper Pad #4502159

49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Flower Mini Series 01 – Cream #MS-88336

49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Flower Mini Series 01 – Blush #MS-88343

Darice – Round Cut Sequins – Iridescent White #10044-17


***Other***

Beacon – Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Art Glitter – Designer Adhesive


***Mediums***

Prima – Color Bloom 2 – Fine Shimmer Spray – Pink Crocus #588809

 

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Bella Donna

 

Tres Jolie’s AprilScrapbook Kit comes absolutely crammed with gorgeous elements: the Bella Collection from 13 @rts, flowers from 49 and Market and several packages of Tres Jolie’s own chipboard.

The 13 @rts selection includes the entire 12 x 12 paper collection (plus an extra sheet of cutouts), a package of ephemera, an A4 sticker sheet and an A6 paper pack. One of the images from this pack struck me immediately as a possible focal point in a layout. And once I took a good look at the April Mood Board, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Here’s what I came up with: 


And here’s the Mood Board that inspired my design:


I was struck by the worn stucco walls and images of windows and worn iron bars as well as the pretty pinks and greens of Spring, captured so well by the beautiful patterned papers. I selected the Antico paper as my bottom layer and the Romantic Evening piece to go on top. I fussy cut the flower image on the right before carefully tearing the paper on a more or less diagonal line toward the bottom. This was glued to the base with a thin piece of chipboard in between to give it some dimension. I created a couple of matting layers from the remainder and distressed the edges. I tore and distressed the edges of the focal image and adhered it all to the layout.

And now it was time to embellish. 

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the amazing chipboard gate that came in the kit; I just wasn’t sure how to get the effect that I wanted, so I ended up doing a bit of this and that and I’m very pleased with the results. I started by coating it with clear gesso to give my mediums “teeth” to cling to. I dug out a Color Bloom spray mist that I’ve had for years and gave the gate a thorough coating. This resulted in a white coating with a very light gold underlay. When it was dry, I went over it with a layer of Moonshadow Mist and let it set. Hmmmmmm……. Still not what I wanted….. I grabbed a Distress Ink pad and pounced over the chipboard here, there and everywhere and yes!!!!! just what I wanted….. Sometimes it pays to experiment, doesn’t it?

I cut the gate in half and placed it above and beneath the image. I finished with a few of the 49 and Market blooms and layers and layers of fussy cut flowers and leaves.

A few closeups:





*****Supplies*****

 

***Très Jolie April Scrapbook Kit***

13 @rts - Bella Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Romantic Evening #ARTBE01

13 @rts - Bella Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Antico #ARTBE05

13 @rts - Bella Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Ciao Bella #ARTBE06

Tres Jolie – LaserCut Chipboard – Fancy Fence

13 @rts - Bella Collection – A6 Paper Card Set #ARTBE08

49 and Market – Handmade Flowers – Enchanted Petals – Ballet Slipper #EP-89074

***Mediums***

Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Gesso – Clear #961466

Prima – Color Bloom – Spray Mist – Pearl White #573751

Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Moonshadow Mist – Gossamer Gold

Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Evergreen Bough

 

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