Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It's Card Making Time with Authentique Paper & Therm o Web!

Authentique Paper and Therm O Web are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Therm O Web products!


After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Therm O Web blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!

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John Petersen
What could be more fun than working with Authentique Paper's "Strong" paper collection?  By mixing these great colors and patterns with adhesives and Glitter Dust from our cross promotional partner, Therm-O-Web!    

Card #1:  Happy & Strong
When I first saw the "Strong" line of paper at CHA in January, the first idea that popped into my head was incorporating Spellbinders' Nestabilities "Cogs"die set.   The base of this card is with navy cardstock.  The background is a piece of "Mighty" crossword puzzle paper that was sprayed with Therm-O-Web's Gold Glitter Dust.  "Happy" and "Strong" sentiments are from the "Strong Foundations" cut-apart paper sheet layered on top of olive ribbon.  The cogs were cut from the Spellbinders die set from "Marvelous" paper and navy cardstock that was sprayed with the Gold Glitter Dust.  Each size was adhered using ZOTS to give each layer of the cogs dimensionality.  All the "Strong" layering and die cut pieces were edged using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento ink in Peanut Brittle and Nautical Blue.  For the navy pieces I edged the pieces with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko VersaMagic Chalk Ink in Gingerbread because it stands out on the dark colored cardstock.

Cards #2:  Totally You
Attention to detail and LOTS of the "Strong" paper collection here- I think that I actually used a little bit of every pattern from this collection to create this card!  The inspiration for this card was an Inchie Card layout I'd seen online but I wanted to spice it up a little bit so I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels die set for making the focal point labels for the patterned pieces and matching layering pieces in chocolate and navy cardstock.  


The fleurishes were created from the "Clever" script paper and die cut using Spellbinders Imperial Gold "Gold Elements" set.  The fleurishes were then edged with Memento Nautical Blue and I used an Inkblusher to add some Memento Peanut Brittle to offset the pieces from the background.  The "Handsome" fence background paper is the perfect contrast to all the patterns and lets the "Totally You" sticker form the "Strong Details" sheet stand out.  Gold Glitter Dust was used on the "Handsome" paper, along with the solid color layering cardstock pieces.  

And yes- I did wrap each one of the small patterned frame pieces with twine!  I used a few different colors of upholstery thread for wrapping and making those tiny little bows.  

Card #3: Dad & Me

For this card, Authentique had dome most of the work for me- gotta love that!  The card base is navy cardstock sprayed with Gold Glitter Dust with a layer of mustard cardstock over that.  The distressed denim blue paper (from the "Strong" 8 x 8 bundle) was sprayed with Gold Glitter Dust.  This color perfectly offsets the mint "Enduring" paper that has been die cut with Spellbinders Grateful Lattice Expandable Pattern die.  I chose this particular die because the shell shaped design in the die matched the scalloped edges of the sentiment pieces.



The sentiments about good 'ol Dad, along with the layering pieces beneath are all from the "Strong Circles and Scallops" die cut paper accents.  I sprayed the sentiment pieces with the Gold Glitter Dust and edged all of the pieces with Memento Nautical Blue and Peanut Brittle.  The sheer navy ribbon underneath each sentiment was also sprayed with the Glitter Dust, just to add some extra sparkle.


Hope these cards give you some inspiration for you own projects!


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JJ Sobey

Hello Authentique friends! JJ here to share cards for Mother's Day and Father's Day, featuring Thermoweb adhesive and our "Grace" and "Strong" collections  (and 8x8 papers!)


I embossed and die-cut some Core'dinations cardstock to layer with the patterned papers, and adhered all the papers with a Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner.   I glued the May Arts ribbon with Zots adhesive dots - an easy way to stick ribbon to textured papers!



Then I added the sentiment, and some fussy-cut flowers, using Thermoweb 3D foam squares, for a little lift:



Supplies:
Authentique "Grace" and "Strong" collections, Thermoweb adhesives (ZotsSticky Dot Runner3D foam squares), May Arts Ribbon, Want2Scrap pearls, Core'dinations cardstock, Imagine Crafts ink

Thanks for visiting!


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Deena Ziegler

Last week I sat down in my craft room to create with the "Cherish" and "Strong" product lines.

Strong was up first... this normally would be a hard task for me as i'm a girly girl kind of crafter. I typically lean towards bright colors and glitter and bows and shiny things. Still, we all need to reach beyond our comfort zone.

Since I was a little out of my comfort zone I chose a design that I love to create over and over again! I matted one of my favorite patterns on a dark card base. The sticker sheets and die cut sheets in the Strong line were perfect and I lined them up on the center of the card. After they were all arranged I rand a zig zag stitch down the center.

Finally I used the Therm o Web 3D foam squares to pop up one circle die cut on the card. I love working with these adhesive foam squares to add dimension. I particularly love Therm o Web adhesive squares because they come in different sizes and use the entire surface space of the sheet. I also typically use a double sided adhesive but after having some time to create with the Sticky Dot Runner by Therm o web I fell in love with yet another of their adhesives.

Now... let's get to my area of expertise... the girly stuff. Using Cherish I created a card for my Grandma. I love love love this color scheme and the texture of the patterned paper was so velvety. I'm also a big time die cutter and Authentiques papers always cut so beautifully as you can see here with this super delicate doily I die cut. Arrange some of the - always spot on - sentiments off the sheet of 12x12 paper and pair them with some Petaloo flowers and pins.


I was over the moon to receive some of the new Therm o Web Glitter Spray. This is my newest go to, have to spray it on everything, product. After I finished my card I lightly sprayed the flowers and upper left corner of the card with the glitter spray. It was stunning on the paper and gave it just the most perfect sparkle. It also is wonderful because it covers over so many surfaces; the flowers, crystal pins, the pearl and even the ribbon!

Hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed creating them... have a beautiful day!

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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) 

Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Therm O Web all week long for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Don't forget to stop by the Therm O Web Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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28 comments:

  1. Gotta get me some of that glitter spray. O M G ... it's the best ever!

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  2. Fantastic projects today! Love all the great card designs!

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  3. fabulous job by all the ladies, thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  4. WOW! These are wonderful card projects. Love the details and layers. Love learning more about new products

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  5. Just so many ideas...I love the cards John has done especially the Dad and me one that one is just stunning....I also love how Deena went out of her comfy zone and still made such a beautiful card...I think I am kind of sold on the glitter dust...Love it!

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  6. Wow beautiful projects, love all the layers and handmade embellishments. TFS http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  7. I can't even pick a favorite out of all of those projects! I love all of them using the Strong, Grace and Cherish collections!

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  8. Strong is my favorite Authentique paper line right now, but I am falling in love with Cherish and Grace lines too. Absolutely stunning jobs on the layout and cards!

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  9. Really wonderful, beautiful projects, lots of amazing details!

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  10. All great projects.
    The colors and embelishments
    are wonderful.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. A very versatile paper collection. It made "strong" as well as girly cards. I'm going to put it on my "to buy" list. The projects were all great. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I LOVE the STRONG collection !!!!!!!! As soon as I get paid,its MINE ! LOL Gorgeous projects. THanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Fantastic projects! You all have out done yourselves! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Beautiful cards. Strong is one of my fave new lines and the cards made with it are fantastic

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  15. These cards are all looking great! I just love each one of them!

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  16. So many great projects on one post. Lovely!

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  17. Wonderful inspiration, such awesome ways to Honor our "Strong" Dad's with their "Mighty, Enduring, Foundations"; after all they are our "Clever" "Heros" aren't they !! And Mother's what can we say they bless our "Hearts" with their "Humble" "Grace" (ok now that I have those names of the papers in my brain ... I'm going shopping) I love these papers!!!

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  18. I really love the 2 cards by Diana Zeigler! Her masculine card is my favorite of all the strong cards! Her feminine card is beautiful. Thanks for some great inspiration.

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  19. Lots of great projects today!

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  20. Excellent job on the dad card ... but the girly card ... also excellent but excellent in a much bigger way, LOL. In short, I loved it. Great job!

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  21. Stunning, stunning, stunning... Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  22. Wonderful cards...and love how you are all so unique in your designs! Love the masculine Strong card!!

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  23. What fabulous projects! I love the masculine ones that John made- I'm always looking for inspiration for cards for guys.

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  24. Wow you guys have all sorts of cool projects to show us today! Thanks!!!

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  25. Wow some amazing projects you've all created I can't even pick a favorite but I do have a larger wish list ACK!!! thanks for sharing :)

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