Tuesday, July 3, 2012

SCS Creative Crew CCREW0712SF Scrapbook

Page… Scrapbook Page with embellishments created for the Splitcoaststampers July CreativeCrew Challenge using a pre-defined layout!CCREW0712SF_template_scrapbook_pageSorry for the tiny photo… that’s what we were given!  Here’s my page:CCREW0712SF_field with stock photo

I had a little fun with this… no clue who the little girl is!  After creating the page and then realized I had no photo handy (without major digging through boxes)… and considered using an old framed photo of my brother and myself.  LOL, when I opened up the frame,  the stock photo was still inside so I used it on my page.. problem solved!gumball green double loop bow and flowering flourishes

The background flowering flourishes were inked dts (direct to stamp) using markers many, many times.  After adding  the Be Of good Cheer designer series paper to the scrapbook page, it looked a bit too busy so… Gumball Green 3/8” stitched satin ribbon and a pretty double loop bow were added.layered sentiment from merry & type stamp set

The sentiment, from Merry & Type was die cut using the Apothecary Accents framelit, and popped onto a 2-3/8” scallop circle punch.  After dotting the scallops with a gel pen, it was popped onto a lattice bigz die cut in cherry cobbler.embossed and die cut layered Christmas treeLoved how my little embossed Christmas tree came out!  The PLAN was to die cut and emboss graduated layers using Delicate Designs Folders and Large Scallop Edgelits.  LOL, but when I looked at the ‘relief’ or leftovers from the first die cut layer I thought the reverse die cut would add a little more interest.. and no waste!!

Knowing that the relief or waste card stock wouldn’t match the delicate designs too well, I chose to emboss it instead using the petals a plenty folder.  The top-most layer had to be tweaked with scissors to get a perfectly rounded and shaped layer… but overall I really liked how the tree came out, especially after adding the white gel pen accents!boho blossom punch and rhinestone embellie

Topping the tree top with a star… which I first shared the how to in this Vintage Faceted Button Post.  The button is topped with a rhinestone jewel too… can you see that?  Really sparkly!

Join me tomorrow for the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge Smile and come back Thursday for a fun fancy fold card reveal!  I look forward to reading your comments!



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SCS Creative Crew CCREW0712SF Scrapbook Page!

Stamps:  Flowering Flourishes WM 126365 / CM 126367, Merry & Type WM 122550/ CM122552

12 x 12 Papers:  Very Vanilla 124301, Crumb Cake 124274, Cherry Cobbler 12x 12 124272, Early Espresso 124276, Gumball Green (8.5 x 11) 126840, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper 126896

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler 126966, Gumball Green 126861, Uniball Signo Gel Pen 105021

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder 127023, Petals Plenty Embossing Folder 116824, Large Scallop Edgelits 127019, Tabletop Paper Cutter 106959, Paper Snips 103579, Lattice Bigz Die 115958, Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003, Boho Blossoms Punch 119858, 2-3/8” scallop Circle Punch 118874

Awesome Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, glue dots 103683, Basic Rhinestones Jewels 119246, Gumball Green 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon 126848, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 127555, Victoria Crochet Trim 118481

Techniques:  Direct to Stamp, die-cutting, punching, embossing, Christmas Tree, paper piecing, double loop bow, Scrapbooking

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Donna said...

Lovely layout, photo, and theme, Sharon! I especially like those colors together.

Lisawhs808 said...

Great page and love that tree!

ellouise1969 said...

Alas, In Australia we still wait patienly whilst the retirement list gets formed and the new catty comes out in Sept. On the upside...apparently we are getting much of the similar stuff to the US this time around!? Love the wee tree Sharon and the DSP rocks...such a sucker for Chrissy DSP...LOL!!! Don't quite know what you mean by the "relief/leftover diecuts thing for the tree, but it worked a treat.