Project Life, Scrapbooking

December project life cards

I think I am rather a creator than a projectlifer šŸ™‚
I realized how much I enjoy creating! I would rather design some cards and not fill project life pockets, and once I’ve started it’s hard to stop the flow, one idea follows another. The only problem I have – time! Working full time in the office and playing in the orchestra leaves just couple of hours a week…
It is unfortunate, but I am trying to adapt and do best with the time I have šŸ™‚

Couple of weeks ago I had an idea to create a very small project life kit, where I could play around with different techniques. And once it was done I decided to actually duplicate or triplicate it to send to 2 lovely scrapbooking ladies here in Germany.
I’d like to share a little bit of a process and share some simple ideas that might inspire you šŸ™‚

So this is a list of supplies I’ve used:
* white and craft card stock
* silver glitter paper
* black and white ink
* silver acrylic paint
* silver embossing powder
* white ink pad
* wood veneer
* washi tape
* stamps
* spotting sponge brush

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On the upper part of this picture you can actually see the example set I’ve created.
To create black and white diagonal card I’ve used washi tape to have a straight line and then painted one half of the card with a black ink.
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I didn’t try to cover it evenly, but rather to get a little bit distressed look. Otherwise you might want to cover it twice.
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Then I had an idea of a card with white stamped pattern that would cover only part of the card. So I’ve used the washi again to do this masking trick.
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For the two triangle cards I’ve cut a triangle out of self adhesive rubber (it’s from a random hardware store) and just stamped it along the card. For some triangles I cut out same shaped triangles out of glitter paper.
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And those are the cards together.
Actually I realized only now that I put there another craft stamped card than I originally used for a kit šŸ™‚ Oops…
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Unfortunately I didn’t photograph how I’ve made this lovely dotted “let it snow” card. But it’s really easy! I’ve used the kind of circle sponge brush (you can see it on the first photo). I used silver acrylic paint to create those dots.
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And this card is embossed with silver embossing powder, I’ve used a tree pattern stamp and finished the card with my banner that I cut with a silhouette cameo machine. If you are interested you can download tags and banners cut file HERE
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All three kits together šŸ™‚
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And of course I had to create my own packaging! I love details!
I had half transparent packing paper which I cut and glued into little paper bags. And I used my favorite stamps to create a finished look that matches the cards šŸ™‚
I’ve also made some kind of postcard to the package which says “winter cheers”. I painted it with a soft brush and black ink.
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Have a lovely December!
-O

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