Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ornamental Affair Wedding Layout

Hello everyone, it's Bridget here again with my November Design Team post.

I had a chance to play with some of the beautiful dies from the new Ornamental Affair Collection. This range of dies is so delicate and elegant. I had to make something pretty with it and decided to do a layout using some photos from a dear friend's recent wedding. 

I chose to use plain white cardstock from Ultimate Crafts and create patterns & textures just using the dies. 

I started off die cutting a whole bunch of Japer Doilies and stuck them around the page as a border.

Once the glue had dried I flipped the page over and trimmed off the bits that were hanging over the edge.

I used 3 of my favourite photos and matted them using white and a soft grey cardstock just to create a bit of contrast.

The English Rose flowers needed a bit of "bling" so I made a mist using the Anna Griffin Pigment Powders, mixed with some water and painted on the flowers. 

 Next I cut a whole lot of the delicate tiny butterflies from the Floral Silhouettes die from the Backgrounds Gallery 2 Collection. These I glued just behind the body to allow me to bend up the wings for some dimension.

All that was left for me to do was add the title, glue down my now dried English Roses and punch some leaves out of the same cardstock to finish off my all white wedding layout.
This one is super easy and quick to make thanks to the beautiful dies from Artdeco Creations.

Below are some more pictures of the layout.

Thank you so much for looking..hope you all have a great crafting day. Hugs, Bridget

Products Used:
ULT157549 Floral Silhouettes Die
CO724726 Jasper Doily Die
CO724866 Anna Griffin Mix & Match pigments
CO724288A English Roses 
ULT200001 Snow White Cardstock
CO724633 Snow White 3mm Pearls

Tools used:
CO724824- Go Cut & Emboss machine

Ooh La La Lever Card

Hi everyone, it's Bridget here with my Design Team post for November..I am still trying to figure out where this year has gone!

Today I have made a Step Lever card. I found the tutorial on a card making site I have followed for many years.

I have made the card to their exact measurements and the card came out perfectly & is a good size too. Go grab your Ooh La La stash and play along.

Step 1
Cut two 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" pieces of cream cardstock
Score the first piece of cardstock at 4 1/4" and fold in half. This will be the card itself. On the side that is the front, cut out a square window, 1” from all 4 sides.

Step 2
Score the second piece of cardstock at 4 1/4" and 6 3/8”. Go in 2 1/8” from the left edge and score down to 1” from the top and up to 1” from the bottom.

This will be the inside of the card.

Step 3
To cut the “lever” that will fit through the card front “window”, go in 1” from the left edge and cut a slit that starts 1” from the top and goes down to 1” from the bottom.

Step 4
Cut from the top and bottom ends of that slit over to the 2 1/8” score line. This produces the “lever” that will fit through the front window.

Step 5
Fold on all score lines. Folds should be valley/mountain/valley folded.

Step 6
Add adhesive to the “backside” of the left and right panels of the cardstock you just scored and glue it inside the card. The “lever” tucks inside of the front “window”. If this is a tight fit, trim a sliver off the top and bottom of the lever so that it will move freely through the window.

Step 7
Cut a 4” x 5 1/4” piece of patterned paper for the front of the card. Cut in 7/8” from all 4 sides to make the decorative layer for the front of the card.

Step 8
For the inside of the card, cut 3 strips of patterned paper 1 7/8” x 5 1/4” tall. Cut a fourth piece 3 1/8” wide by 5 1/4” tall.
Adhere two of the 1 7/8” pieces to cover the two right panels inside the card. The third will be used to cover the left side of the panel after you shape it.

Step 9
On the remaining 1 7/8” x 5 1/4” piece, cut in 1” from the RIGHT side, 7/8” from the top and 7/8” from the bottom. Make a vertical cut that connects these two cuts, so that the remaining piece of patterned paper looks like a “C”. Adhere this to the LEFT panel of the inside of the card.

Step 10
On the 3 1/8” x 5 1/4” patterned paper, cut in 1 1/8” from the LEFT side, 7/8” from the top and 7/8” from the bottom. Cut down from the top and up from the bottom to meet these two cuts and remove those two small squares of paper. This creates a shape that will cover the “lever” part of the card.

Adhere inside the card on the remaining panel.

Step 11
Once the main component of the card has been assembled die cut all your embellishments to decorate the card. I used the Elemental Corner Set from Ultimate Crafts (Ooh La La). The Tessa Doiley Die Set from the same collection created the centerpiece for the front of the car, along with the hand cut butterfly from the patterned paper.

Thank you for joining me once again. I hope to see you all again soon.
Hugs, Bridget

Products Used:
ULT157566 Elemental Corner Set Die
ULT157555 Tessa Doiley Set
ULT157610 Ooh La La 12x12 Paper Pad

Tools used:
CO724824 Couture Creations Go Cut & Emboss machine