Friday, July 21, 2017

The Perfect Vacation Photo with the Pastime Collection

I have tried to scrapbook this photo about three times, and nothing ever felt right, until the Pastime Collection. I love how each piece of the collection really spoke to the wonderful elegance of our vacation a couple of years ago. I loved all of the colors, the rich patterns and textures. Everything was just perfect.
I started with the wonderful woodgrain of Pastime Eleven. I envisioned a large castle in the background, and contrasted that with the light blue of Pastime Ten.
I then matted the large photo with Pastime One, and started layering Detail stickers with dimensional adhesive for depth.
 The negative space around the castle was screaming for some fireworks created with Spectrum paper in Mustard Seed.
 I added some more of the Details stickers, and even a little date stamp using some old Petite Type  stickers from my stash of older Authentique Collections.
I added quite a few more Details stickers, some layered in dimensional adhesive. To add more interest, I also ink all of the edges of the paper and stickers with ink.
 I have also been on a bit of a card-making kick, and whipped up a sweet little card using the Pastime Collection as well. I pulled out the 6x6 Bundle Paper Pad instead, utilizing the smaller print scale for the smaller project. Adding some of the larger Details stickers and some dimensional adhesive, and a great mailable card is complete. 

Thank you for stopping by today!
Authentique Supplies Used: Pastime Collection, Pastime 6x6 Bundle, Pastime Details Stickers, Spectrum Collection (Mustard Seed), Petite Type
Other Supplies: dimensional adhesive, Silhouette Cameo, kraft cardstock


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tri-Fold Birthday Card with the Beginnings Collection

Hi Pam here today on the Authentique Blog! I am so excited to see the Authentique Beginnings Collection Kit from Authentique! I have so many photos of our grandson's first birthday and the Beginnings Collection is just perfect, but today I am sharing with you a special tri-fold birthday card I created to give to him on his special day!
To begin your tri-fold card cut 1 1/2" from the front of one of  the Kraft card bases and cut the second card to measure 4 1/2" x 4 1/2".  Adhere pattern paper and mats  to the inside of larger card base. Adhere small card to inside of card when done.
Front of card..
Adhere mats on front of card with pattern paper from the Beginnings and Spectrum Paper Pad.
Fussy cut images from pattern paper. Add to front of card front with pop dots.
Inside of card...
Adhere pattern paper to the inside of the card.
Add stickers, gemstones and strips to inside page of card.
 Fussy cut image from pattern paper add to inside of card front with pop dots. Add magnetic closure.
Fussy cut diamond shapes from pattern paper adhere to scallop and  border strips. Add Happy Birthday to top of border strip with pop dots.
Die cut envelop from pattern paper.
Layer two stickers together with pop dots. Adhere to envelop flap.
Add magnetic enclosure to sticker and envelop.
Adhere scallop and border strips along with fussy cut diamond shapes to inside of back of card.
Add sticker to back inside page along with enamel dots.
Fussy cut balloons from pattern paper. Adhere to inside back of card.
Adhere pattern paper to back of card.
Adhere borders and magnetic closure to back of card.
Fussy cut cake image from pattern paper; add to card back with pop dots.

Other Supplies: Sizzix Envelope, Scallop Border Punch, 2 - 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Kraft Card Base, 2 - Small Magnet Closures, Blue Enamel Dots, Clear Gemstones, Pop Dots
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