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Sunday card share - Deco Foil Transfer Gel

Sunday card share #80 – Deco Foil Transfer gel

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Happy Sunday!
Today’s share is all about foiling mixed with some product information. If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know the Nerds love Deco Foil. ūüėÄ

Thermoweb released a new product call Transfer Gel and it recently hit our shelves and my crafting desk, ¬†I’ve created a video and a few cards to share how the Transfer¬†Gel works and you can see a list of my supplies at the bottom of this post.

Here’s a closer look at the cards I created.¬†Card Share - Deco Foil Transfer Gel - Happy Birthday card

Happy Birthday card with Deco Foil Transfer Gel

Thinking of you card with Deco Foil Transfer Gel

Thinking of you card with Deco Foil Transfer Gel

It's Your Bithday card with Deco Foil Transfer Gel

If you have any questions about the Deco Foil Transfer Gel or the projects created, please comment on this post and we will be happy to help.

Happy crafting!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com


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Art journal cover

New Art Journal – Decorating the Cover

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Hi ya!
I’m starting a new art journal and I¬†actually decorated the cover for once. Most of my journal covers are still blank with some messy paint splatter on them. This¬†Journal is the new Vicki Boutin Junque¬†Journal and I’m excited to start using it.

Decorating the cover of your art journal

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I created a quick time-lapse video to share the process, I hope it gives you some ideas to try.

decorating my art journal coverMy goal was to get some of my favourite¬†paint¬†colours on the cover and play with some new stencils. It’s messy and I like it. ūüôā

If you have any questions, let me know in your comments.
Happy crafting!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Nathalie’s April Review

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Hello everyone!

Spring is in full swing!, and i was inspired in the change of season (colors are starting to show, flowers are blooming, weather is warming up, and no more boots! -at least in my part of Canada-) to create colorful projects for my reveal week, this month.  Here is a review of what i was inspired to create:

  • PERFECT SMILE – ¬†The beautiful triangle pattern in the Joy Parade collection -by Fancy Pants Designs- was the starting point for this layout. ¬† The inky background, and the color combination were just a welcome compliment to a super fun picture of some of my family.

 

  • SPLASH – ¬†Blog Post tutorial on Distress Oxides – ¬† I love playing with different mediums to create backgrounds for my projects. ¬†This time, I chose to use the new Ranger’s Distress Oxides to create the illusion of splashing water in a layout. ¬†In case you missed it, there is a small video that shows how the background was created (just go to the previous post)

 

  • LOVE WHAT YOU DO – ¬†For this layout, i chose a large hand stitched title, the new distress oxides, embellishments from Simple Stories Faith collection, and ¬†papers from Echo Park’s Just Be You collection to document one of my favorite hobbies -photography-.

 

 

  • AMAZING – ¬†In case you have never seen pictures of my family, we are in love with our 3rd baby, a 6 yr old Boston Terrier named Poochie. ¬† Once I saw the doggie die cut piece in the Chit Chat Chowder collection by Jillibean Soup, I knew that i would be coming home to my desk. ¬†Here is one of the layouts, I have created with this collection (and in case you have extra doggie die cut pieces you are not using, ¬†I would love to add them to my stash!!!)

 

I really hope that this array of colors, textures and designs inspire you to visit the Scrapbook Nerd ¬†store to check all the new collections that are always being added to their shelves. ¬†Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on how any of these came together.

Keep on Craftin’!!

 

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Creating a background with Distress Oxides

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Hello there!

It finally looks like we have passed our Winter season!   Trees are starting to bloom, and soon everything will be once again full of light and color.

In fact this month’s reveals are inspired by color, and for this week’s tutorial, I want to invite you to discover Distress Oxides,

This new medium is so easy to work with, as it combines dye and pigment inks in one simple package.  The combination of the two creates a matte effect (due to the pigment) on the paper but allows the colors to shine on their own, and not to become muddled when mixed together.

Here is a small video on how the layout and background came together, so grab a seat, and ENJOY!

 

As you can see in the video,  I used a combination of Faded Jeans, and Cracked Pistachio  Distress Oxides to recreate the color of the water in the picture.   The colors, when layered, did not fade into a dark teal -which would have happened- had I used another medium.   I have played with some of the other hues and can say that you can create a multi-color background without muddling the effect by allowing the colors to dry a bit in between.  I will work a layout to show you in the near future.

Here are a few close-ups of the effect the Distress Oxides  look like once dried:

I love how the background looks like splattered water behind the picture and large title, and it was perfect to frame this picture of my daughter and niece enjoying our backyard pool. The colourful, and beautiful Bella Blvd. “Secrets of the Sea” collection was the ideal to complete this page.

Here is the final layout:

 

I hope you feel inspired to check the Scrapbook Nerd store for all the new colours of  Distress Oxides, as well as all the new collections available there.   You can always leave a comment if you have a question on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com


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Focus on Patterned Paper

 

Hello Crafty friends!

I hope you all are doing great, now that the weather is starting to change!

Today, I am popping here with a new tutorial (my Cameo is taking a rest this time!) that showcases the patterns in the new Pinkfresh Studio collection “DREAM ON”. ¬† ¬† ¬†In case you haven’t seen the collection, just click here to be directed to the store (I hope there is still some of the collection left, as it is beautiful!). ¬†The patterns on the papers are just very modern, and unique, plus the colors are just Spring”y” .

 

 

This layout took exactly 30 minutes to come together. ¬†The inspiration for this page was the patterns on the paper, especially the large phrase paper ( Aspire ). ¬†So i set to cut out the last sentence group on the page, ¬†“SMILE Life is Beautiful. ¬†REMEMBER Who Loves You”. ¬†I used my detailing scissors, and exacto knife to fussy cut the letters.

 

 

This picture of my mom and nephew is a favorite of ours, and the perfect image to accompany the title. ¬† Using the “Day” paper as a base (the paper has a lovely subtle grid design), I attached the picture and ¬†laid the title (using foam tape) around the picture. ¬†Since the title is so large, a few small pieces from the collection embellishments was all it was needed to frame the picture.

 

 

Since the picture and title are anchoring the page in the center. ¬†I fussy cut four rows of circles from the “WISH” paper, and machine stitched them on the page along the horizontal edges of the ¬†page.

 

 

This collection is filled with interesting patterns that repeat through the collection, so I picked a mixture of pieces that from the embellishments that resemble the triangles, and circles ¬†in the papers’s patterns. ¬†These were clustered at opposite corners (diagonally) on the page.

 

 

A few lines of journal complete the page. ¬† Here is a quick video on how this page came together (please forgive the light in the video… we are working on setting a new light system that works for me!)…

 

 

Did you see the lighting issues? ¬†My tech savvy son and hubby are working on fixing it. ¬† ¬†Back to the layout, now!… The ¬†patterns in the papers in this collection is what inspire this layout, as I always ¬†build backgrounds before adding a picture to it. ¬†Like I mentioned, the ¬†large sentence paper is what brought this page together. ¬†So next time, take a closer look at the patterns in your papers, you will be amazed at what they can inspire!

As always let me know if you have any questions on how any of this came together.

See you all soon!

 

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

 

 

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Mixed Media cards

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Hello,
It’s Joy here today sharing a new mixed media project with you.
We recently started a new card swap over on our Facebook Friends page and the theme for this swap is birthday cards. I decided to make a masculine card with a bit of a watercolour background and some stamps.

I created a time-lapse video for you to see how I’m creating these cards on mass for the card swap.

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Thank you for stopping by the SN blog today, have a great week!

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Mixed Media on Monday

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Welcome back everyone,
I’ve been art journaling for a few years now and I still feel like I’m finding my style.
Some pages are full of texture and colour, others have more white space and I only use paint. Our art journals can be anything we want them to be and that means anything goes.

My page today started with a piece of deli paper that had paint on it, I think it was a scratch paper I was cleaning my brayer on and it gave me a colour palette to work with.

The girl on this page came from a magazine, I keep a stack of images in my stash and add to it when I get some fashion mags from my sister-in-law.
I usually add a quote to my pages but I couldn’t decide on one to use for this page so for now it’s blank.Art journal page by Joy @ scrapbooknerd.commixed media art journal page
mixed media art journal page

If you have any questions please let me know in your comments.
Thank you for stopping by. Happy crafting!

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Silhouette Savvy Series – Stretch Your Cuts –

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Hello everyone!

It is been a while since my last post, that even the season has changed.

Well today, i am back with a tutorial -no video this week- on how to stretch a cut file. ¬†I don’t know about you, but i always try to see how can i use every single piece of paper that gets to ¬†my desk. ¬†I especially struggle with the leftovers from any cut-out from a cut file, and many times, I find ways to work them into another layout, or as layering pieces on my projects.

For this tutorial, i will be showing you how i go about using the leftovers of a cut file into a new layout, therefore stretching my cut.

  1.   I used the checkered heart cut file from    Studio Calico by Paige Evans to create a  cut out for one of my reveal layouts.  Once i  took the cut out from the mat,  the leftover cuts still had a great design, that could be worked into another layout.
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I tried to use a cut file that had large pieces (as it makes it easier to transfer the design into a new layout)

 

2. ¬† I picked some watercolor paper to start my new layout. ¬†Using removable tape, I went ahead and glued the cut-out to the ¬†watercolor paper. ¬† NOTE: ¬†using removable tape is the key to transferring the design. ¬†If you don’t have removable tape, little pieces of washi tape can be used to hold the cut-out in place.

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3.  Once the cut-out is glued.  I started to transfer the pieces (just like a puzzle)  from the cutting mat to the watercolor paper.  I made sure to use permanent glue to secure all the little pieces to the mat.   It was easy to transfer the pieces using the cut-out as a guide.

This is what the page looked like after transferring all the pieces.

This is what the page looked like after transferring all the pieces.

4.  I used a pencil to draw the outline of the cut out around the transferred pieces; then carefully, i peeled the cut-out out of the mat (if you are using washi tape, just be careful not to rip the cut-out).

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5.  This is what i had left on the  mat after securing the pieces (i just added a few drops of glue to the  middle of the little pieces)

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6.  Once i saw the pieced heart, all i could think about was mixed media.  So i went ahead, and used color shine to create a colorful background  (I think watercolor would have worked just as well).

 

The penciled heart was a great addition, as I used a piercing tool to create a stitching guide to the layout

The penciled heart was a great addition, as I used a piercing tool to create a stitching guide to the layout

 

I did not gessoed the page, since i wanted to create texture by wetting the pieces with ink -the corners of the pieces tend to curl a bit.

 

 
After stitching around the penciled heart, I added a picture of my baby (with just a few pieces of ephemera around),  a large title, and some journal lines.  I tried to keep the page simple so that the background showed as much as the picture.

 
 

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The finished layout

I love this layout,   it is simple and full of color and texture.  I hope this inspires you into taking a second look at the leftover pieces of your cut-outs.

As always let me know if you have any questions about how the layout came together.

See you soon!

 

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

 

 

 

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Mixed media on Monday’s

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I love getting messy in my art journal, paint all over my hand and apron the whole nine yards.
This is one of my favourite things to do, just pull out some supplies and give it a go.
Today’s mixed media inspiration is an art journal page that I created with some Carabelle Studio stamps and Dina Wakley paints….I even recorded it so you could see the process.

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I hope you got inspired and give this simple foiling idea a try on your next project.

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Sunday card share #49

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Hello friends,

I have a couple of cards to share with you today. I had my Deco Foil foiling supplies out this week from another project so I decided to add some foil to my cards too.

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I wanted to use the full sheet of banner paper from the Maggie Holmes Bloom 6×6 paper pad, so I made these odd sized cards, both are 3″x6″. I used the Deco Foil foam adhesive sheet with some word dies for the sentiments, after die cutting them I added the pink foil.
The birthday stamp is from an old Hero Arts stamp set called – It’s Your Day. I added some black ink to the edge of the card to define the edges.
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This next card uses the same banner paper and a ‘happy’ word die from Technique Tuesday. Just like the last card I added the foil after I die-cut the word. I mounted the word on some pop dots and cut out a circle shape as the focal point.

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I added some embroidery thread behind the circle for some added texture after stamping the word birthday. I also added some black ink to the edges of the circle to make it stand out from the background a little bit more.Happy Birthday Card, scrapbooknerd.com Sunday Card Share

Both of the foiled pieces were made without the use of a laminator or Minc machine, so if you don’t own one you can make these cards too. You simply need the foil and some of the foam adhesive.

I hope you got inspired and try out some foiling on your next project.
Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

P.S. If you want to see some more foiling ideas, check out the video below.

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