Gossamer Blue

Using Glassine Bags on Cards

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Hi everyone. Today, I decided to make a card. I sorted through my leftover supplies from the August kits. I decided that I wanted to use the soft color palette dictated by the beautiful Gossamer Blue exclusive chipboard and stickers. Most of the other die cuts and papers had a bolder color scheme, so I decided that I would use the glassine bags to soften the effect. I really love how it turned out.

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The first thing I did was cut my white cardstock to 4×8 inches in order to make a 4×4 card. Then, I cut the glassine bag to 4×4. I adhered the wreath die cut to the center of the card. Then I added the glassine on top. I added a dot of glue in the center of the card to keep the glassine in place while I stitched it on.

I knew that I would be adding embellishments to the center of the card, so this was a good place to add the glue. I like how the glassine toned down the colors on the wreath.

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Next, I used one of the small glassine bags to hold the chipboard tag. I tucked it inside and folded the top down to make it fit the tag. I added stitching to the top to add more texture and detail. After this, I stitched the ‘hello’ veneer piece. I just ran it through my machine and since it is thin, it went through easily. I mounted it onto the label sticker and tucked the heart sticker behind it. Then, I adhered it to the bag with the tag. I added the whole thing to the front of the card using glue dots.

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Finally, I added the banner sticker, the jute from my stash and a few enamel dots for detail.

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It didn’t take much time to whip up this card and I love how it turned out. The glassine definitely gave it a much softer and shabby feel, just as I intended it to.

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Custom Background

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We receive some lovely little stamp sets in our Gossamer Blue kits and I was so inspired when France shared a sneak using the stamps on kraft paper with white ink.  I had to lift this idea and make another layout.

I started by using an embossing powder bag on the kraft paper to remove any static, then stamped using Versamark ink.  I mounted several stamps on a stamp press to make the process go faster.  I would stamp, sprinkle with white embossing powder and then heat set, before moving on to another section.

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I trimmed off about an inch around the perimeter of the kraft background paper and mounted it to a subtle patterned paper; I felt like my eye needed a break from all the kraft and the white graph pattern ties in the white embossing.

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This photo was taken by my friend Rebekah during their vacation, it works perfectly with the Outfitters collection!  I used the canvas banners across the top of the page then added in puffy stickers and die cuts that fit the lake photo.  I trimmed down a Pink Paislee photo overlay to fit the die cut and adhered it right on the photo.  This doubles as both an embellishment and my title.

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I used another photo overlay with that lovely copper foil behind my photo, tying in the foiling in three places on my page:  photo mat, title and embellishment to the left of the photo.

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Customize your own background with the exclusive stamps to get a completely different look on your layouts and projects.  It will stretch your kits and give you endless unique pages!

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August Mini

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Hello!

It’s Kasia “Antilight” Petrus here and today I want to show you a quick mini album I made with August kits. I had these photos from last year mountain trip printed and waiting for ages now. I knew they were bound to match the August kits, especially the amazing Outfitters collection from Pink Paislee.

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Supplies: August 2016 Main Kit; August 2016 Bits & Pieces Kit; August 2016 Life Pages Kit

I have to admit I love making minis, especially the quick kind. For this one I used a tutorial by Stephanie Bryan that you can find here. I adjusted the size of paper to the photos I had and threw in some cute embellishments. Not too many, though, because I like when the pictures are the main focus of mini.

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How about you?

Do you like creating small albums?

Have a good day!

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