Friday, September 21, 2012

Step by Step Tutorial by DT Member René Sharp!

 

Hello all!  It is the beginning of a wonderful long weekend here in South Africa!  Monday is actually “Heritage Day”, but it is also National “Braai (BBQ) Day” !!

As Braaiing is a South African Sport (really) we thought we would roll in the weekend with a step by step tutorial by our September DT Member, René Sharp, and the theme of her layout has something to do with sports!!

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STEP 1:

I gather all the elements I want to use on my page. In this instance I changed the color of my photos to black & white, as they didn’t match the patterned papers I want to use. I do this fairly often! I am doing a sports themed page, so I grabbed both the lovely “teresa collins” stamps included in the kit.

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STEP 2:

I spray some Mister Huey’s Color Mist in the color Leaf Green onto a piece of cream cardstock, I like the effect of spraying mist onto plain cardstock, it gives it a bit of life!

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STEP 3:

I decided to make some embellies from the stamps. I used some of the Glossy Cardstock that came with the kit. This is the first time I have embossed and used Tim Holtz distress ink with this cardstock, and it goes on like a dream!!

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STEP 3:

I stamp the image with VersaMark ink, and then add white embossing powder. Here is the image before I have heated it.

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Here is the image after I have heated it. I don’t have a fancy heating gun, so I just use my toaster to heat the image.

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STEP 4:

Sponge some Distress Ink onto the image. I used the Tim Holtz Distress ink in the color “Faded Jeans”.

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STEP 5:

Cut out the image. I followed the same procedure with the other “Teresa Collins” stamp in the kit. I plan to pop up both the stamped images with foam tape!

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STEP 6:

I fiddle with my photos and other elements until I find a layout I am happy with. I cut out some of the lovely card images from the “Cheer ‘em on” paper from Webster’s Pages, using pieces with blue in them so I can add a little bit of blue to co-ordinate with the blue stamped images!! I use my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the word “athletics”, arrow and the stars.

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A side-on view so you can see how lovely the popped up embossed stamped embellies look on my layout!!

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Here is my final layout!!! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!!

Smiles, Rene’

Visit René’s Blog for some more inspiration and also remember that all products used on this layout is available from Scrapbook Studio!

5 comments:

  1. Lovely layout and great tutorial.

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  2. This is a brilliant layout and a fab tutorial. I have never embossed before. Will have to give it a go at some stage, using my toaster too...lol

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  3. Great page and I love the adapted use for a toaster! Tx

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  4. Great tutorial - thanks Rene ! Will also have to try out embossing as I have never done it before, but love the effect !

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