Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Capture The Moment" Layout Class...

Supplies needed:
Bazzill Dotted Swiss – Ballet
Coredinations Black Magic – Mantra
Coredinations Black Magic - Tada
Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards stamps – Everyday Words
Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards stamps – Bits & Pieces
Three buttons (I used Sassafras)
StazOn inkpad – Black
Clear jewels
Short piece of ribbon (I used “Love Elsie”)

Also needed:
October Afternoon – Candid Camera stamps (optional)
Black charcoal inkpad (optional)
Border punch (optional – I used Martha Stewart)
Glue (I use Herma removable)
Black journaling pen (I use 0.5 Zig Millennium)
Corner Rounder Punch (I use the green EK Success)

I have also made a sketch to go with my layout design which I thought would be fun to supply for you:

Start by cutting your pink cardstock to size and pick 3 portrait photos. I scrap in true A4 size, so I cut my background cardstock to 29,7x21 centimetres (cm). Please feel free to adapt to another layout size if you prefer. 8.5x11 or 12x12 would work great for this too, just remember to change your photo measurements etc.

Cut your photos to size. I’m using a 21 cm wide background so I cut all my photos so they are 7 cm wide.

Now take your sheets of “Tada” and “Mantra” and cut a strip of each as wide as your layout is (in this case 21 cm). Tear an uneven border at the top and bottom of these sheets so that the “Tada” piece is approx 19 cm tall and the “Mantra” approx 17 cm tall.

Attach to the layout as shown in the picture below. I started approx 2 cm from the top of the layout.

Decide the order of your photos and glue these in place.

Time to create our journaling block using the “Bits and Pieces” stamp. This stamp comes in several parts and can be a bit difficult to line up.
My trick is to take the contact sheet that comes with the stamp and put this the wrong way up on your work surface. Then add your clear acrylic block on top. You can now see through the block and get the exact placement for the different stamp bits.

Stamp this onto the green side of the “Tada” cardstock. Round the top corners and use a border punch on the bottom edge.

Glue your journaling block in place.

Stamp out your title and don’t forget to add a date. I used a little date stamp by October Afternoon on another scrap piece of “Tada”.

Finish off by adding some buttons, a strip of ribbon and finally some jewels.

I hope you enjoyed my class! Wishing you lots of fun creating your own version!

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