Bella Blvd: Creating Stamped Cork Embellishments

Hello, friends! Today I am up on the Bella Blvd. Blog with a fun tutorial. It’s Stamping Week and I decided that I wanted to try something a bit different for my assignment. I pulled out a sheet of thin cork from my stash and used the Illustrated Faith Delight in His Day and Seeds of Faith stamps to create my own cork embellishments.

First, here is a look at the completed page.

TODAY I AM…

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First, I used red, blue, and lime green ink to stamp several images onto the thin cork sheets.

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Then, I used various circle punches to cut them out. To ensure that I lined up the images the way I wanted them to appear, I flipped the punch over, so that I could align the image in the window.

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The thin cork sheets punch out easily! Make sure you use a thin cork … the thicker cork sheets probably won’t even fit in the mouth/slot of your punch.

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I repeated this process until I had a variety of sizes and images to work with.

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The first thing I did was decide how I wanted to use the cork circles in my design. I decided to place a cascading column of the circles on the right side of the page, and then place my photo, title, and journaling on the left side.

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Once I had finished the page, I went back to the column of cork circles and filled in the white space in between them with Puffy Crosses and Puffy Stars Stickers (Milk White, McIntosh Mix, Pickle Juice), along with a few splatters of Teal Color Shine Mist.

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To balance out all the activity going on along the right side of the page, I added more visual weight to my photo by matting it with several layers of cardstock, patterned papers (Top Notch Paper, Sprinkled with Bliss Paper), and a sheet from the Crosses 6×8 Clear Cuts Pad. Everything is anchored on a vertical strip of Just the Ticket Paper and Borders Paper.

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I embellished the top left corner of the photo with a Designer Clip, Milk White Puffy Stars Stickers, and an arrow and phrase sticker from the Illustrated Faith Delight In His Day Fundamentals Stickers sheet.

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Below the photo, I placed my title. I wanted this page to be about how I am feeling about myself and my life lately, so I used the “Today” acrylic word, along with the letters from the Fundamentals Stickers Sheet to spell out the title of “Today I Am…” I followed that up with a few descriptive words and the date (created with my computer).

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A little bit of mist and a few more puffy star stickers, coordinate with the mist and puffy stickers going on along the right side of the page.

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One thing I love so much about Bella Blvd. collections are the bright happy colors … I couldn’t resist matting the entire page with the colorful Raise Me Up Paper. A line of blue stitching around the edge of the page and down the vertical strips of patterned paper finishes everything off!

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Cork Paper: Die Cuts with a View
Sewing Machine/Blue Thread
Brown Distressing Ink
Ranger Inks: Seaside, Ladybug, Cactus
Clear Acrylic Block
Various Circle Punches
Adhesive, Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors

Have you tried stamping on something other than paper lately? Give it a try! I had a lot of fun with this one and love how customized you can make your page look by creating your own embellishments.

Have a wonderful weekend!
JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Cruisin’ for a Summer Treat

I am always so inspired by the colors and icons of Echo Park Paper collections. When I saw the Summer Dreams collection for the first time, I just knew I had to make something that would incorporate all of the darling popsicles, ice cream cones, and snow cones. So an ice cream truck gift box it was!

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I used my Sihouette Cameo machine to cut out the ice cream truck cut file by SVGCuts.com. I used the Solid Pink paper for the base, and then cut the decorative panels from the Say Cheese, Sweet As Summer, and Summer Vacation papers. I used the Solid Navy/Yellow paper for the wheels and trim pieces.
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The window pieces were cut from vellum and then embossed with the Sunny Dots Embossing Folder for a bit of texture.
I added the speech bubble stickers to the front window, so that it appears like the people inside the ice cream truck are having a fun little conversation.
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The back of the truck opens up so that you can place a fun treat inside for the recipient. I think this would be a really fun way to wish your child’s teacher (or anyone else) a Happy Summer Break!
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The most fun part of projects like this, for me at least, is the embellishing! I added the chipboard “FUN” letters to the awning along with some shiny decorative brads and enamel dots.
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It looks like you can walk right up to that window and order one of those delicious ice cream treats, doesn’t it?! The flamingo is there to greet you and take your order.
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The other side of the box doesn’t get left out … I decorated it with the reader board sticker, and more chipboard pieces, stickers, brads, and enamel dots. I even added the small chipboard discs (decorative brads) and enamel dots to the wheels. You can never how too much pattern and texture on a fun project like this!
I even created a couple of pinwheels to go with it using the darling Sunny Pinwheel Die Set and the 6×6 papers and decorative brads.
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Does this project get you excited for summer?! I am definitely ready to don my flip flops and grab a yummy, frozen treat!
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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • Ice Cream Birthday SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
  • Lt. Brown Distressing Ink
  • Drinking Straws
  • White Crochet Twine
  • Hot Pink/White Baker’s Twine
  • Vellum
  • Gem Embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive/Foam Squares
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun
Thanks for coming by! See you again soon!

JanaBold

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Queen & Co: Baptism Dress

Creating a Soft Tone-on-Tone Textured Look with Flowers

For today’s page, I wanted to use a simple and soft color palette. To keep it from feeling boring, I added in lots of texture with tone-on-tone floral embellishments by Queen & Company.
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This page has a monochromatic feel about it, but when you take another look you realize that there is actually quite a bit of color. The colors are softened by all of the white embellishments layered on top of the patterned papers.

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At the top of the photos I placed a cluster of Simple Stories Faith stickers anchored by two white doilies. The white Pom flower mimics the softness of the doilies, but the clear Sunflower and white Sparklers, keep things interesting and dimensional.
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Next to the title is a large, fussy-cut floral paper piece that I cut from one of the 4×6 Horizontal Cards. I added dimension to the big flower with a button, and red Iridescent Pearls … placing the embellishments right on top of the printed design.
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Around the floral piece, I added several white floral embellishments. This helps to make the flowers the focal point for the page and gives this area lots of interest. The white Pom Flowers again give softness, while the white Sparklers and clear Sunflowers give dimension and reflect the light.
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Silver Skinny Glitter Tape at the top and bottom of the photo strip catch your eye, leading it through the page from the title and journaling on the left side over to the photos on the right side.
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By using tone-on-tone white embellishments throughout the design of this page we are giving the eye a reason to linger. The colors blend with one another, but the varied textures make us pause and take in the details.
Why not give this approach a try on your next page? Use embellishments to give your pre-printed page elements more dimension, and then add more pieces to keep your eye lingering on the textured details.
SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:

Silver Skinny Glitter Tape
White Pom Flowers
Red Iridescent Pearls
Clear Sunflowers
White Sparklers
White Doilies
Gray Distressing Ink
Studio Calico Clay Mist
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors
Computer/Printer for Journaling

I hope you enjoyed my design today! See you again soon!

JanaBold

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Carta Bella Paper: Never Grow Up Layout

Hi, Everyone! The Carta Bella Toy Box collection not only takes me back to the days when I was younger, but also when my kids were younger. I giggled when I saw the Magic Toy Room paper because it reminded me exactly how my son’s room looked when he was a little boy.

Today I used this collection to document my son’s 12th birthday. The Toy Banner paper was so much fun to fussy-cut and use as a decorative element across my page.
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I popped the banner pieces up on foam squares to give the page some depth and then added several of the chipboard pieces and gem brads from the Decorative Brads set for even more texture.
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I even added a banner across my journaling block.
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At the top of the page, I added a chipboard phrase and then embellished it with the Decorative Brads. The large chipboard circle accent is adhered to a red button. I love the way this looks! It’s such a fun way to frame out those chipboard circle pieces!
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I did the same thing with another red button at the bottom of the page.
The “Never Grow Up” chipboard phrase acts as the title on this page. To the left of it I added one of the darling Mini Paper Fans.
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I love the way this one came together. The Toy Box collection was perfect for documenting these birthday photos! I think I will use it again to scrapbook my son blowing out the candles on the cake!
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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:

Lt. Brown and Brown Distressing Ink
Two Large Red Buttons
Computer/Printer/White Cardstock for Journaling
Scissors/Trimmer
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Have a great day!

JanaBold

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