Published on Prima

What a joy to see another one of my layouts on the prima blog. This layout is full of flowers and not just the kind that grows from the ground. This layout tells the story of two boys that just love to outdoors and watch the flowers bloom. Since I consider them to be my flowers I thought it was appropriate to combine the title with the photos. I used a fun technique on this layout. The photo seems to be embedded in the background paper because the tear in the paper goes on the photo too. The way to do that is to make a cut in the photo and insert the tearinto the photo. Cool, right? Have fun creating! Einat

Technique Corner: 4-3-2-1 pattern

Layouts with a pattern create an imaginary path for our eyes to move across the page. That creates flow, order and balance in the layout. One of the most popular and easy patterns is descending number of elements. In this layout it’s 4-3-2-1. 4 titles: who says that you have to use only one title per layout? Sometimes adding more than one title helps get the message across in a more fun and colorful way. 3 white circles: I’ve used the background paper to emphasize both the titles and the theme of the layout by circling the word sweet three times with a white pen. 2 flags: use cut out flags in your layout but instead of hanging them create a pole. I’ve created my poles from tooth picks (clean tooth picks LOL). 1 flower: if you want to use rhinestone embellishment I recommend to use one, so it won’t be too dominant on the layout. There is still time …

Just be you

I recently looked at a few of my projects and realized I hardly ever use the color purple.  Why is that? Since I couldn’t find an answer to that question I decided to create something using shades of purple. I built the easel card on a gray cardstock and added a second layer of patterned paper. For the border I used a Martha Stewart punch and a ribbon. I added a fee handmade spiral flowers, embellishments and a sentiment. I made the stopper a little narrow that usual using the same punch as the border. Created for: Come and get it Pile it on #26 – Make your own embellishments Quirky Crafts #13 – hand made flowers Stamping Scrapping – Bugs Crafty Cardmakers#71 – create your own flowers Papertake Weekly– Bingo: ribbon, die cuts, buttons Creative Card crew 1 butterfly, 2 colors (purple and yellow), 3 words. Divas by Design #40 – to “die” for Paper Play #25 – use …

Ins(paper)ation – Trees

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come”. Chinese Proverb My inspiration for this page was the paper itself. When I saw it I knew just the right photo to use. A photo I have been saving for a long time for the right paper. I just didn’t find the right kind of paper for it until I came across this beautiful wood print. This is another DT layout for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club. I’ve added a transparent frame on the photo and created another “frame” from pieces of distressed papers that were placed under the photo. I’ve added the flags and buttons to insert a little bit of childish atmosphere to the layout. Don’t forget to enter your summer project to the Summer Contest!! Have fun creating! Einat

101 Flowers Tutorial #16: Duck Tape

Duck Tape? Yes, Duck Tape. In principal you can make a flower of almost any material you want, so why not duck tape? Now it comes in all kinds of colors and patterns  so it’s really fun and not expensive to work with and incorporate it in your projects. Here’s how it’s done: 1.       Cut a long strip of Duck tape. Fold it almost in half, leaving part of the tape’s sticky part exposed. 2.       Start rolling the Duck tape while wrinkling it. If the flower is not big enough you can add another strip and continue rolling and wrinkling. 3.       Add a bead, button or brad as a center. 4.       For a finishing touch add leaves. Have fun creating! Einat

Three of a kind

I had some leftovers from My Punch’s June kit so I decided to create three cards. They are different but the same. I’ve used all the bits and pieces that were left in the kit: a few black rub ons, a piece of a white ribbon a few scraps of paper and some embellishments. Since I used the same paper for background and slightly changed the elements it turned out as a series of cards. Have fun creating! Einat

You are mixed media mini album

I love paper. But sometimes it’s fun to play with other materials, like I did in this mini album. It has paper, cardboard, canvas all wrapped into one mini album with some cute and funny photos of my kids. The first page is made from corrugated cardboard. On the front I made the two colored background with a Vaseline resist technique. The other side is covered with patterned paper and torn to reveal the corrugated cardboard. The second page is a canvas with a mask background and a really fine cutting of a flower from a patterned paper. The other side is covered with paper with some funny hand writing. The next page is also canvas. The canvas side is stamped and misted. I also added some hand cut clouds. The other side is covered with paper with a handmade sun as a focal point. The last page has a mask and stamping on the canvas side and patterned paper …

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