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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Bella Blvd: Popsicles & Pandas Process Video

This week on the Bella Blvd. blog we are featuring projects with the darling Popsicles & Pandas collection!

I created a process video for my layout, which you can watch below or on the Bella Blvd. YouTube channel.

SWEET SUMMER TREAT

Every summer my family and I make a point to spend a summer evening at a local water park. We enjoy dinner on the lawn under the trees, swim, relax in the lazy river, and then grab an ice cream treat at the end. It’s summer at its BEST!

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I wanted to capture the feeling of the blue sky and green grass on this page, and so I used that as inspiration when selecting the patterned papers. I added a pop of color at the top and bottom of the page with the colorful stripes of the Borders Paper.

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How darling is that panda die cut?! He (or she? … she does have cute eyelashes and blush!) is enjoying her triple cone along with the rest of my family!

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I used one of the acrylic words to begin my title, pairing it with the “summer” die cut and spelling out the word “treat” with the happy yellow letter stickers included on the Fundamentals Sticker sheet. I accented the title with a puffy ice cream cone sticker, and an epoxy cupcake sticker.

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Bella Blvd. collections always make me smile! And this one is especially perfect for scrapping those summer memories.

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Scissors/Trimmer
Pinking Shears
Foam Squares/Adhesives

Thanks for joining me today! Have a great week!

JanaBold

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Bella Blvd. Design Team

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I’m so excited to announce today that I am joining the Bella Blvd. Creative Team for 2017-2018!

I will be a part of the Blog + Video Team that focuses on bringing you inspiration and education through videos, tutorials, tips and how-to’s right here on the blog, as well as on the Bella Blvd YouTube channel.

Click here to read the full announcement! It’s an honor to be able to work alongside these talented designers and I’m can’t wait to show you what I create with Bella Blvd. products!

JanaBold

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