Monday, July 1, 2013

Scrapmatts Guest Design Team July Creations!

Just wanted to share some of my creations as a Guest DT member  with Scrapmatts for July.  I am really enjoying playing with the new June release items and also using some of my favourites in new ways.  As promised over on their blog I am also uploading some close up photos of the elements on each card.  So here’s what I have created so far.

Card 1 - Baby Girl

This round card was so much fun to create and I loved being able to use some of the smaller Scrapmatts chipboard to add the finer details to this card.  All the chipboard pieces were inked, heat set and then I applied some glitter pen to each item to add a finishing touch.  The papers were from the Carta Bella Cool Summer collection and I just love the colours. 

The flower was from Green Tara and I used the MFT Mini Doily die for the background.  I hand cut the fishtail banners.  Some hand stitching around the card helped to frame it.  The card was cut with Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - Scallop Circles.
I love mixing up the fonts on my cards and here is used some Quikutz and MFT alphabet dies to create my sentiment.  I used a glitter pen and white pen to add some details to the sentiment.
Scrapmatts products used:
CB1190 Scrap Words 02
CB1146 Leaf Spray 01
MC1028 Micro Chips 20


Card 2 – Buttons

This card has two of my favourite things - buttons and butterflies.  I took inspiration from a card I taight in a class at Scrappy Hollow and just love the button card element.  I have discovered some stamps that allow you to create your own button cards so I am itching to start creating with them too!
All the buttons and scrap word banner were inked and glittered, the butterfly was covered with paper, sanded and inked.

To highlight the cute buttons further I incorporated a crochet doily and punched shapes.  There is some hand stitching around the button card. I also used foam tape behind the button card and under the heart and flower to add some dimension to the card. The new June release tag was a quick and easy way to add a sentiment.
The papers were from Basic Grey - Mint Julep and Echo Park - This and That. 
Scrapmatts products used:
CB1193 Sewing 01
CB1158 Butterflies 20
CB1192 Scrap Words 04
CB1205 Mini Tags 01



Card 3 – UR Sew Special



This is probably my favourite card I created for my July 1st post.  This card has many elements/layers containing some of my favourite sewing themed Scrapmatts items starting with the tag in the vellum envelope, then the layered front panel on the front envelope and finally the ruler tucked under the envelope on the front of the card base. I also used foam tape on some of the layered elements to add some definition.
I decided to use all the sewing elements raw and just simply inked them with distress ink to tie them in with the papers a little. The sewing spool tag was covered with paper, sanded and inked.   
The hearts were die cut with the MFT Hearts a Plenty die. The little cotton reels were finished off with some hemp twine and DMC thread.  Each button was finished in a different way – knot behind, bow behind and knot on the front.  I cant add a button to a project without having threaded it.
My sentiment may be a little corny but I just loved the play on words and had to use it. 

The lace, seam binding, hemp twine and pinking sheared squares also added to the haberdashery/sewing theme. 
The papers were from Mint Julep by Basic Grey and Authentique's Strong Collection.

Scrapmatts products used:
ATC10-025 Sewing Spool 01
CB1194 Sewing 02
CB1193 Sewing 01
CB1198 Scrap Words 06

Thanks for stopping by to look at my creations.  If you want to see more Scrapmatts products and the creations made by the entire Scrapmatts Design Team and community head over to their blog here


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