Gossamer Blue

Cardmaking Process

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Hello everyone..

Joy here today sharing a card project for you all, you will get to see a little bit into the process of how I pull a card together, the thought process so to speak..

Joy Taylor for Gossamer Blue #card

Joy Taylor for Gossamer Blue #card

My usual first process is to find items within the kits that I enjoy to look at visually or go together, for me in this months kit, the fox inspired me and when seeing the wood veneer woodgrain tag, I felt the 2 matched perfectly, I knew it needed another addition and with the orange tones from the fox, I found a banner sticker and decided to add it to one side of the tag.

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The next process was to find other elements that would match, I usually have a CAS style, so I knew on this card it was going to be a simple format, so some flourish accents and a sentiment, that being the rub on’s from the kit was the next perfect addition.

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Figuring out where the rub on was to be placed and using my bone folder to add it to the card front.

Last addition, was a little more touch of wood veneer at the base of the sentiment and another sticker in orange tones to match the fox, set above the sentiment.

So there you have it, a little inside sneak peek into how I create and my thought process.

Thanks for taking the time to swing by the blog today, I hope I have inspired you to get creating using your GB kits.


Joy Cursive

Visual Inspiration


Hi GB fans! Michiko here today. Time to share my monthly visual inspiration . This photo that caught my eye is very beautiful. When I saw it I wanted to create a layout as soon as  possible. A light bulb went off in my head. I set my mind to  making a layout as if  it was patchwork.

Here’s the inspiration…



And this is my layout・・・

Michiko Kato for Gossamer Blue

Here’s how I created this page.

First I gathered supplies:



I prepared white cardstock and cut big leaf shape with my Silhouette Cameo.


Next, I set  the negative in a box (for safe misting!) and overlapped the cut leaf on top.


I misted with a bit of grey ink.

unnamedI backed the cardstock with patterned paper.


I placed the papers randomly and I wrote dot lines (faux stitching). As if I create patchwork on the paper, don’t you think?   This process is very fun. I think  that you will be able to enjoy to color coordinate with patterned papers and enjoy making various shapes.

I want to show you some close ups・・・





I hope you enjoyed my layout. Thanks for stopping by!


Start to Finish : About Me.


Maria Lacuesta for Gossamer Blue

Supplies: October Life Pages Main Kit, October Main Kit, October Bits & Pieces

Hello, Maria Lacuesta here to talk a little bit about how I overcome the hurdle of writing about myself. It’s not something that comes easily to me, but I do recognize the importance of it, not only for memory keeping, but also to keep growing and learning.

So how do I write about myself when I hate writing about myself? My favorite technique for overcoming writer’s block is to journal in list form. I used the list method to scrap the page you see above and I filmed a short process video documenting its creation from start to finish.

First, I chose a prompt. For this layout, I answered the question, “Are you left brained or right brained?” and then I made a short list of some goals I have for 2014. It turns out, my list was equally divided into both camps. I pretty much think I’m right brained, but desperately yearn to be left brained.





Next, I made a sketch of how I wanted to organize my information. I decided to use brads and string to create a crafty infographic. Sketching my page beforehand always helps me save time. It also prevents “blank page” syndrome which can sometimes be a roadblock for me.


Another way I save time when I scrap is to choose my supplies ahead of time, so that I don’t get overwhelmed by options. And because everything in the September kits is perfectly coordinated, I ended up saving even more time.

Check out my video to watch me put it all together. You’ll notice this page came together super quickly and I hope it inspires other people who have a hard time scrapping about themselves too!