Saturday, June 1, 2013

Scrapmatts Guest Designer - June and July 2013


I am so very excited and extremely honoured to be the next Guest Design Team member over at at Scrapmatts.  I was so excited when I was asked to be a Guest Designer.  I fell in love with Scrapmatts products about 2 years ago at a Melbourne paper crafting event and love using them to add some added detail and dimension to my creations.  Over the next two months I am really looking forward to sharing some of my card and OTP creations with you using my favourite Scrapmatts products and some of their new June release items too.  

This first card was inspired by the Ornate Frames set.  I love making round cards and the doily border from this collection made the perfect edging for the card. The papers were from MME Collectable Unforgettable 6x6 paper pad and Authentique’s Strong Collection – Clever 12x12 paper.



I love to edge distress and re-ink my edges so I did this to all the paper elements added to the card.  The stitching was done by hand to further add to the shabby chic feel of the card.  I added some of the co-ordinating border from the Ornate Frames set, green inked leaf sprays, a button and sentiments and the enjoy life mini tag from CB1209 Scrap Words 12 which is NEW for June!  I love the coloured finish on the pieces and as they matched the papers I selected I decided use most of them straight from the packet making card making process quicker.

 

Scrapmatts products used:
CB4060 Ornate Frames 17
CB1190 Scrap Words 02
CB1209 Scrap Words 12 (NEW)
CB1193 Sewing 01
CB1146 Leafy Spray 01

For this card I used two of the tags as my card base.  I covered the tag with paper and sanded the edges before applying distress ink to give it the shabby chic look.  The papers were from the same collections that I used for my round card.  I happened to have a doily die that was very similar to the ornate frames set so I used that as a background for the butterfly and sentiment.  The butterfly was used raw and I added some liquid glitter.  To add some extra detail I incorporated a ruler and ornate frame set border with buttons from my stash and hand cut fishtail banner pieces.  Scrapmatts are so easy to trim, alter and mix and match!



  

Scrapmatts products used:
CB3009 Tags 05
CB4060 Ornate Frames 17
CB1190 Scrap Words 02
CB1193 Sewing 01
CB1146 Leafy Spray 01
CB1007 Butterflies 07
 

I really like to think of different ways to finish or alter the chipboard I am using that way I can use the same product but give it a different look each time.  For this card I did just that with a few of the elements.  I absolutely love banners/flags and the fishtail flag pieces I used on this card were so much fun to play with.  I covered them with paper, sanded then inked the edges.  The cute little rose leaves were from the new June release.  I trimmed the rose sprays to remove the flowers then inked up the leaves.   The Happy Birthday sentiment was inked and the butterfly was inked and glittered.  This time I used the ornate frame border but added some pearls.  

 
 


Scrapmatts products used:
CB4060 Ornate Frames 17
CB5101 Flags 02
CB1158 Butterflies 20
CB1049 Words 01

Thanks for stopping by! 


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Leanne. Your designs are superb.

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