Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Club Scrap Delft Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hi There! Welcome to my portion of the Club Scrap Delft Blog Hop and Linky Party! If you're following the hop you should have come from Hetty's blog.
The March kit for Club Scrap is called Delft. Full of colors and images from the popular art style of the Dutch. There is a cracked porcelain stencil available with the kit that I love! Club Scrap did a tutorial on their blog on how to use it to create faux porcelain tiles and it inspired me!

I created a mini album in a box with a cracked porcelain shards cover. The box has a faux tile on the top.

The box opens in a gate fold manner.

Inside the box are loose album pages with pockets and tags.

There are 6 loose "pages" made with covered chipboard.

I added pockets for tags and pages to journal on or add photos.

I used ribbons on some of the tags and also to hold the tags in place.

Let me tell you how I made it! There is a tutorial here that I started with but I wanted a more sturdy box so made mine with covered chipboard. But the tutorial will help with the basic construction.
The box was constructed in 3 pieces - the inside bottom box and 2 separate sections for the gate fold lid.
For the inside bottom box cut:
2 pieces of chipboard  5" x 1 1/2" for the sides
2 pieces of chipboard 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" for the ends
1 piece of chipboard 5" x 6 1/2" for the bottom
Cut a piece of card stock 11 1/2" x 9 3/4". Layout the chipboard pieces on the card stock and cover-folding up the sides into the box.

For the 2 top pieces cut:
2 pieces of chipboard 5 1/8" x 1 5/8" for the end
2 pieces of chipboard 5 1/8" x 3 1/4" for the top
4 pieces of chipboard 3 1/2" x 1 5/8" for the sides. Cut these pieces as shown in the photo below. (I made a mark 3/4" from the top edge and cut diagonally down to the opposite bottom corner.)
Cut 2 pieces of card stock  10" x 8" for the covers.

Chipboard album pages:
Cut 6 pieces of chipboard 4 1/2" x 6"
6 Card stock covers:  6" x 7 1/2"
6 Mattes:  4 1/4" x 5 3/4"
For the folders, pockets and tag holders I cut random pieces to fit on the pages.

Place the pieces of the top on the card stock and trim as shown. Then fold up and construct the 2 top pieces. There is a 2" flap that attaches to the bottom of the inside box.

I used the cracked porcelain over a piece of the dark blue paper that came with the deluxe kit.

I slathered on a layer of modeling paste. Pulled up the stencil and let it dry. I stamped images from the unmounted rubber available with the Deflt kit with blue and yellow ink.

Then I pressed the whole piece onto my big clear embossing ink pad. I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the whole thing and melted with a heat tool. I had to clean off my ink pad after with a baby wipe but it was worth it!

Then I cut random pieces and glues on the top of the box to create a mosaic of porcelain shards.

For the "tile" on the top I printed out a resized image from the digital kit. It took a little trial and error but I finally got the size I wanted. I printed it onto a thinner piece of white card stock and cut it out with a 3/4" white border all the way around. Then i used it to cover a 4" x 4" piece of chipboard. Then I covered the "tile" with 2 coats of glossy accents.

The box will fit up to 8 chipboard pages. 

Next on the hop is Tricia! Make sure to link up a project of your own on the Club Scrap Blog!

Have a great day!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge-Delft Digital kit

Hello my crafty friends! I'm so glad you joined me for the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge today. If you're following along on the blog hop you should have just come from Roni's blog. This month Club Scrap asked us to use the Digital kit as our challenge. Now I consider myself pretty computer savvy but I just don't understand how you get the digital kit to work! Apparently it comes down to having the right software to use. Which I don't...BUT you can print out any or all of the images and play with them that way! I use PicMonkey-an online free photo editing program to edit my photos for blogging so I use that. I figured out how to resize the images and have been playing with that. Check out what I made!

I love waterfall cards! So fun and versatile! Here's a great tutorial on how to make them. 

The stamped images on the back of the tiles is unmounted rubber stamped images from the Delft kit.

I used white pigment ink of the sentiment and images on the stabilizer piece-both unmounted rubber stamp images from the Delft kit.

The tiles are images from the digital kit. I cropped the individual image I wanted and resized it to the size I needed. Then I inserted that image into a google doc text document and copied and pasted a bunch of them. Then I hand colored the sections I wanted with a prismacolor pencil. 

I spritzed the whole thing with some blue Glimmer Mist. The images I picked were already black and white but you could print any of the images in black and white and color them in. Then I cut the individual tile images to use on my cards.

I hand stamped the sentiment from the unmounted rubber stamps. It's easy to make it a hybrid card by using the different elements of the digital and traditional kits

For this card I resized the wooden shoe image and made it quite a bit bigger than the original. Then I used Gelatos and Distress Crayons to color it in. The sentiment is also a digital image. I had printed that one as is-without any cropping or resizing-I just printed the whole page of images. This was part of a larger image and I cut off just the sentiment part. The same with the flower strip. 
So even if you are not computer savvy or don't have photo editing software you can still use the digital kit in a lot of creative ways!
Your next stop along the hop is Hetty! Be sure to follow along to see what she did with the digital kit!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Guest Artist-Club Scrap Greeting to Go Delft kit

Hello my crafty friends! When Club Scrap asked me to be their guest artist for the March Greeting to Go kit-Deflt, I was soo excited! The Greeting to Go kit has all the materials you need to make 12 greeting cards.  You can find the basic instructions for the cards on the Club Scrap Blog. My job as guest artist was to go "beyond the kit" and create 12 cards in my own way. This was so much fun! I LOVE to do altered projects like this! I got all 12 cards done in 1 day! 
So the kit is set up in 3 sets-4 of each style. All the styles are different sizes and shapes-some are even a fun fold! The kit comes with all the card bases and a bunch of cut a parts with images and sentiments. So all you have to do is cut and assemble to make 12 quick cards-BUT you can do so much more! Let me show you what I came up with!

Set A.The plans for this set were all just folded in half in the traditional way.

I did 2 in this manner-1 folded landscape and 1 portrait.

I used the cracked porcelain stencil from theDelft kit on the portrait card and rubbed on some yellow gelatos. Then I daubed the edges with stamp ink.

On the landscape card I used the crackle stamp from the unmounted rubber stamps and used yellow ink with clear embossing powder. I rubbed on some blue Distress Crayon to color the background.

For the next 2 I gate folded the base and attached stamped and cut apart panels to the front.

I used a corner punch from my stash on the large panel and stamped with the images from the kit. I colored in the cut a part images with Sharpie Markers.

Set B. The instructions for this set was to use one of the metal embellishments on each card. I changed that up a bit too.

I changed the position of the embellishment and put a colored matte behind it. I colored in the stamped image with Sharpie Markers. I used the corner punch from my stash again too.

This card I did pretty much like Tricia's instructions except for the stamped images.

I used 2 embellishments and matted with printed paper from the cut a parts that came with the Greeting To Go Kit.

Since I used 2 embellishments on the last card I used some twine that came with the G2G kit to close this card. I also folded it on the opposite side.

Set C are all 5"x7" cards. The original instructions called for a gate fold that overlapped an inch.

I stamped in 2 different colors for the background panel of this card, then used some cut a parts from the kit.

For this card I added the flags and put the slit on the other side fro the basic instructions.

For the background panels I used alcohol ink on Yupo Paper. Then I stamped an image from the unmounted rubber stamps with India Ink.

For this card I gate folded with a 1/2" flap on each front flap to attach 2 panels. When folded the larger panel covers the smaller panel. The larger panel has the large tile image stamped and then daubed around the outside edge with blue Distress Crayon. It's hard to tell in the photo but I stamped images on the front panel above and below the tile panel. I embossed with clear embossing powder.

For this card I gate folded with 1" flaps on the front. This left a 1" gap in the front that shows off the yellow panel inside the card. Then I adhered the panels on different sides of the front flaps-like flags.
If you like to make cards the Greetings to Go kit just might be for you...and I hope my "beyond the kit" ideas have inspired you!

Have a great day!