Monday, January 31, 2011

Smile ( 2 Peas Class Scrapbook Stamping with Nichol Magouirk)

I made this for Nichol for her stamping and scrapbooking class on 2 Peas in a bucket. This month is embossing. I used it subtly throughout my layout to help enhance it. You can see her class, tutorial and other guest designers by going to 2 peas in a bucket and going to the Education board Here is a direct link to her class : Stamping and Scrapbooking. Please leave her some love! :)
smile layout final
First I cut my title out with my Silhouette. I then used different Hero Arts background stamps to stamp on my letters with Versamark. I used clear embossing powder and then heated. I love the subtle look it lends to my title to help it pop a bit.

Next I took an Ali Edwards stamp from Technique Tuesday and stamped it with Versamark on a sheet of heatable transparency. I used White embossing powder this time to make it really pop off my photo. I adhered the transparency with a small touch of Glossy Accents behind the letters. That way you can't see it.

I then moved onto the buttons. I really wanted to use some flowers to go with all this yummy Doodlebug paper. I didn't have any that worked so I decided to use some of my favorite flower stamps, some colored embossing powders and some some buttons. It was very simple. I used clear stamps, ink with Versamark (see a pattern here...LOVE this stuff for embossing), I very gently lined the stamp up over the button using a clear acrylic block, stamped the image and lifted. The button comes up a bit but usually falls off within a second. I then poured on the colored embossing powder, heat set and then added some ribbon to some and adhered them with a pop-dot. The buttons are very hot. I suggest using a pair of tweezers or a hole poking tool through the button hole to hold it on the table while you emboss.

and lastly...the little heart on the tag. I just cut a small tag from chipboard, inked it with Versamark and then used red embossing powder. I heat set this a little more than the others as I wanted a deeper red.

Some embossing tips:

If you have any powder for pre-embossing I would suggest using it on the buttons first. I use "Faith's Little Miracle" you can still find it on the www. I bought mine over 10 yrs ago and it's still like new. I do believe that EK Success just came out with the Powder Tool. It's the same thing. (It's not here in the store or I would link it) Just Google it and you can find it. :)
As for the rest....

I accidentally made a pocket. I hadn't intended this to be a pocket page, I had put the vellum over the My Mind's Eye paper to dull the color of it a little (Thanks Nichol for that tip) and when I stitched it I never thought about the top flap. It worked to my advantage though. I decided to burn the song to a CD for my daughter. I decorated the cd with a Design Kit that I own for CD's.

The journaling is the lyrics to the song "SMILE" by Uncle Kracker and was done on a clear ink-jet transparency. I used October Afternoon stickers and typed on them by running them through my printer. I also added a journaling tag behind the photo (blue strip paper with white button/red flower)to say some things to my daughter.

I hope I answered any questions you may have. Thanks to Nichol for this awesome class, for asking me to be a guest designer and totally motivating me to get my pages done! You ROCK girl! :)

supplies used:
Cardstock" Bazzill
Patterned Paper:Doodlebug, My Mind's Eye
Stickers: October Afternoon
Stamps: Technique tuesday, Hero Arts, Studio G (heart)
Embossing powder: Stampendous (white), Ranger (turquoise, red), Stampin Up! (clear)
Floss: DMC
Buttons: various
Plasic flowers: Jenni Bowlin Kit


Sarah said...

Fabulous layout, Michelle! You ROCK! Great pics and wonderful details!

Nichol Magouirk said...

Thank YOU for the AMAZING layout!

Tiffany said...

WOWZERS Michelle! This is sooo fun and fabulous! Love the whimsy and the colorful design to this layout, looks like you had a great time making it, and the photos are so precious!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Fun layout, Michelle!