zaterdag 7 februari 2015

Saturday - Tutorial day over at Swirlydoos.

Hello everyone,
I would like to share my latest card with you, using the January kit.
One of our members asked me to do a turorial on the card I showed you earlier,
so I thought, why not make another one? And to be honest, I like this one even better.
I hope you do too!

This card opens like a normal card, but it also has a flip up element. The front panel can be lift up and underneath there's a pocket with a tag. Of course you can add whatever into that pocket, but for this tutorial I chose to do a little tag.

The lightning in the photo's are a bit unregular, cause I shoot pictures at night as well as during the day so, I apologize for that. Grab yourself a cup of coffee, cause this tutorial is photo heavy!!! Okay let's get to it!

I started out with cutting a base card at 4.1/16 x 6.1/16 My fold is on the left.

My fisrt layer was cut at 4.3/4 x 6.1/8 slightly bigger than my base card.

I distressed and inked the edges, and then glued it to my base card.

Then I cut this next piece of PP down to 4.3/8 x 3

I distressed and inked all the edges and glued the paper like a pocket at the bottom of my card. I used a circle punch, to punch out a half circle, which makes it easier to slide a tag in and out.

Next I cut this piece of PP at 4.3/8 x 5.3/8 This is going to be my top-background. (I hope this makes sense)

I flipped it over and made a scoreline at 3/8 of an inch at the top. **** I decieded later on that it needed to be 5/8 from the top***

Then I took a pencil, placed it just above (or below, it depends how you look at it) the scoreline and started rolling the paper around the pencil. Not all the way down, just a little, till you get a nice round fold. It will give you lots of dimension.

The red-marked strip will be glued to the card later on.

I distressed and inked the edges and at the top, I cut the glue-strip in and angle on both sides.

Then I took 3 pearls,

and glued them to the bottom like this. The white dots of glue is where they are going to be placed. I used Beacon Gem-Tac for glueing the pearls.

Then I took this die-cut cardboard that I have, (but you can use lace for this part too, or cut a piece of cardboard scallops-wise) and cut off a little piece. Wide enough to fit my card.

I glued it right under the pearls.

Flipped it over, cut off the excess and inked the edges.

I cut a piece of the lace that came in the kit, and glued it at the top of my card like this.

As I said earlier I made a new scoreline at 5/8 from the top (for better hold) and glued that part, just a tiny bit, overlapping the lace.

This is how it looks now. The pearls that are glued to the backside of the top layer, holds it perfectly balanced.

I fussy cut this bird and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs distress ink.

From the box my kit came in, I cut 2 thin strips. Then I split the strips to create some twigs.

And glued them like this.

I used foam adhesive to the back of the bird, added some extra glue, just to make sure

And glued him in place.

I fussy cut some flowers and inked the edges. I also used one from the flower package that came in the Main Kit.

I tore a few pieces of netting

And glued them in different spots on my card, using Beacon's Fabri-Tac.

I foam-dotted my flowers and glued them in place.

For stamping my sentiment on the front, I need something to, lay under my dimensional front layer. So, I used the lid of a distress inkpad. It was perfect to give me a stable base, for my stamping.

I used Archival ink, in Jet Black, to stamp my sentiment.

As you look very closely, just above the word Thinking, you can see the white embossing powder.....I wanted to, somewhat, frame my sentiment and I used the stamps that came in the Main Kit.

The frame didn't came out perfectly straight, but I was okay with it.

I found that my bird was a little to plain so I added some Rock Candy Distress Stickles to his belly.

And also to my leaves.

Using the Cinnamon Stickles that came in the Main Kit, I stickled up the twigs that I cut earlier.

I placed some liquid pearls at the left top of my card

And in a different color, some at the bottom of my card. Set it aside to dry.

For the tag that is going inside the pocket, I cut a piece of PP at 2.3/4 x 4.3/8 I rounded the corners and made 2 marks at the top, where I want my holes to be.

I distressed and inked the edges of my tag, made the holes using a crop-a-dile, and using the cord and a Prima velvety dangling, which both came in the Main Kit, I dressed up my tag.

I placed the tag in the pocket like so

and called my card done!
Here are some close up's:

I hope you like it and give it a try! If you do, please share your card here in this thread and of course our Facebook Gallery.
Have a lovely weekend!!!

woensdag 7 januari 2015


Welcome to:

January Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Angelica's blog,
then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize!
And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!


Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful January collection:

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our January scrapbook kit! 
Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any January kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
Every month, Beggahuna draws a new sketch, to go with the Main Kit.
Here's this month's sketch.
Our Sketch Challenge is open to anyone. So come on, play along.
The challenge runs till February 15th
Here's my take on the sketch:

You light up my life

My darling little grandson, all covered in Christmas Lights.
journaling reads: These twinkling lights, reflect your personality, in a perfect way!
I made my background by using an Angelwire die-cut circle as my transfer of paints.
I Gesso-ed my craftsheet and pressed the die-cut circle in it. Then I placed it on my paper and brayered over it. I repeated this step with 2 colors of paint. I love the subtile, yet distressed look.
I treated my Chipboard frame with Versa Mark and some cool, Ranger Embossing powder that we got in a previous kit. When you melt it, it has amazing silver spots in it. I can't recall the name.

Sweet bundle of joy

If only a picture could show the beautiful detail it has in real life!
This is my little grandson, wearing his new bathrobe he got for Sinterklaas.
Sinterklaas is kind of what Santa is to you, and it is celebrated on December 5th.
If you look closely to this picture, you see the little birthmark on my grandson his nose.
So super cute! Yeah I know..... grandma's are Always bragging. LOL
I did a lot of fussy cutting for this page.
These Blue Fern Studios - Sanctuary papers are simply AMAZING!
I filled up the half printed flowers, with die-cutted organza flowers (Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die)
In the Main Kit there comes a Clear stampset by BoBunny which I used quit a lot on this page.
I just love the small detailed stamps. The crackle in the background is made with Art Anthologie stencil and the Dimensional Paint that came in the Mediums AddOn. I sprinkled gold glitter on it while it was still wet. After it dried I sanded it a little.

Just for You
I just adore these BFS Sanctuary papers. This card opens up like a regular card, but on the front I made an extra flip up element and when you open it up, it reveals a tag/giftcard pocket.
At the top you see 2 different shades of the lace, which comes in the Main Kit, I colored mine by soaking it in cold coffee.
I hope that you liked my projects. This Kit is to die for!!!!!!

You have until midnight, eastern time, January 8th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 1/10. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

My special word is : Much
The party continues over at Helena's blog.
Have fun!