Monday, March 2, 2015

Card Duo Featuring Classique: Beauty

Hi! Today I’m sharing a set of cards I created using the Flying Unicorn March 2015 Kit – Your Passion Your ArtThe March Kit of the Month includes the Classique: Beauty Collection by Authentique. This entire collection is so pretty - from the pattern papers to the journaling cards to the components - I love the classic black and white patterns with pops of yellow and purple.

I layered three sheets of Classique: Beauty pattern paper on each card and added machine stitching. I then adhered "components" 6x12 cardstock accents and flowers, and finished my cards off with black pearls and white chipboard hearts.

Supplies: Classique: Beauty Collection "components" 6x12 cardstock accents, 6x6 "bundle", collection kit, 12x12 paper pad - 24 sheets

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Announcing: "Durable" by Authentique Paper

Finally! The fourth reveal of our brand new 2015 collections! Each year we like to release a masculine collection, because let's face it, classy and timeless "manly" collections are very hard to find! 

"Durable" was born of a desire for a masculine collection influenced by vintage cars. The colors were inspired by the original Volkswagen paint and interior colors. Throughout the design process, "Durable" morphed into a versatile, iconic and absolutely stunning range of patterns and designs. We are thrilled to introduce you to the main man in our line up of new product collections.

"Durable" was loved by everyone who previewed it at the trade show in January. Since then, it has lived up to the quote we chose to theme the line. "...for like a rugged tree, you are hard and sound at the core." This collection is timeless and suitable to preserve moments and memories of the strong and durable men in your life.

As one of our anchor lines, "Durable" consists of 12 pattern papers and just the right amount of coordinating items. This line is printed on our signature, heavy-weight textured cardstock. It is luxurious and unique to Authentique Paper. 

"Premium" 12x12 Paper- DUR001
Vintage posters and signs / Navy & kraft vertical stripe

"Classic" 12x12 Paper- DUR002
Old school bug on rusted metal / Alternating multi color herringbone

"Strong" 12x12 Paper- DUR003
Classic red bricks / Tonal grey vintage sign

"Statement" 12x12 Paper- DUR004
Masculine geometric / Navy paint splatter newspaper

"Weathered" 12x12 Paper- DUR005
Patina and rust paint swatch / Kraft and muted turquoise mini dot 

"Reliable" 12x12 Paper- DUR006
Kraft, white & muted turquoise ticking stripe  / Big kraft dot

"Collective" 12x12 Paper- DUR007
Gravel grey & muted turquoise alternating herringbone / Kraft & white big dot

"Instrumental" 12x12 Paper- DUR008
Fuel gauges / Gravel grey gingham

"Superior" 12x12 Paper- DUR009
Tartan plaid / Automobile advertisement clippings

"Balanced" 12x12 Paper- DUR010
Wheel, tire & gear pattern / Mini cars on kraft

"Legendary" 12x12 Paper- DUR011
Woodgrain embellished border design / Kraft & antique white vintage signs

"Assemble" 12x12 Paper- DUR012
Grey gravel wood plank chevron / Grey tonal organic geometric

"Components Paper Accents" - DUR015
Double sided pre-cut cardstock accents

 "Details" 12x12 Sticker- DUR016
Cardstock stickers - so many phrases, quotes and icons

"Authentic Life Cards" - DUR017
A must-have for all crafters - our Authentic Life cards are pocket size with a phrase/quote on one side and an icon or journaling spot on the other. 

 "Petite Type"- DUR018

Our stickers are custom made starting with high quality cardstock and then the adhesive is applied - they are super-sticky and the best quality on the market!

"Petite Diction"- DUR019
Mini word and phrase stickers to add a fun element to your page, cards or mini book

"6x6 Bundle"- DUR020
24 sheets of reduced scale designs, our 6x6 bundles are high quality and a must-have

"12x12 Paper Pad"- DUR021
For the paper enthusiast, our 12x12 paper pad includes 24 sheets of double sided, textured cardstock.

"Collection Kit"- DUR022
The collection kit includes 12 double sided pattern papers, a Details sticker sheet, Components cardstock accents, Petite Type & Petite Diction stickers. 

As always, our talented Design Team has created masterpieces that will stand the test of time. Let's take a look at their beautiful, unique and original work.
Layout by Design Team Member Loes de Groot

Card by Design Team Member Shellye McDaniel

Card by Design Team Member Shellye McDaniel

Card by Design Team Member Shellye McDaniel

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Monday, February 23, 2015

A Happy Girl is A Beautiful Girl!

A black and white photo of a beautiful girl looks even more beautiful when paired with the "Classique: Beauty Collection" and made into a layout.  And today we're sharing a little tutorial on how to give larger matted photos some lift without using foam adhesive.

To start, a vertical base was created by cutting a couple of the Beauty papers and layering them together, along with a strip of paper doily.  

After matting the 5X5 photo onto a swatch of paper, a smaller piece of corrugated paper was cut.  

An adhesive backing was added to the corrugated side of the paper and then adhered to the back of the matted photo. Why use corrugated paper in place of foam adhesive?  For a photo as large as this it's nice to have a solid piece to keep the photo from becoming dented in places where there isn't any foam adhesive.  

To finish up this quick layout, several nesting dies from Spellbinders were used to make a fun horizontal border.  The larger hearts were simply adhered to the bottom of the photo and the smaller hearts and embellishments were added with foam adhesive.  

 Authentique Paper Product: Classique Beauty Collection- "Beauty Three" 12x12 paper;
"Beauty Five" 12x12 paper; "Beauty Six" 12x12 paper; "components" 6x12 cardstock accents;"details" 12x12 cardstock sticker; 6x6 "bundle"

Friday, February 20, 2015

Feel Beautiful Today with "Classique: Beauty"

If you are looking for a lovely, vintage inspired collection, you've found it.  I immediately fell in love with the "Classique: Beauty" collection and couldn't wait to begin creating.  I combined distressing, layering, and fussy cutting to create this vintage layout.

I started with the "Beauty Two" 12x12 paper"
 This patterned paper is printed with the Eiffel Tower, cursive writing, and yellow roses.  So beautiful on it's own and a perfect base for my layout.

I wanted to incorporate many patterned papers from this collection in my layout.  I cut strips of various widths, inked, distressed and adhered them.  I layered some fussy cut borders and flowers from other patterned paper.  Aren't those vintage boots amazing?

I created a fun accent at the top of the layout with smaller strips, flowers and stickers.  I adhered a few pieces with dimensional foam.

My favorite part of this collection: the beautiful sayings and words included on the papers, stickers, and life cards.  I can create so many lovely layouts and projects with this collection.

Authentique "Classique: Beauty" collection
Tsukineko Memento Luxe Ink
Want2Scrap adhesive teardrop pearls
Therm-o-web 3D foam squares
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape

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