Happy interNational Scrapbook Day 2019!
For many of us (ahem this writer) scrapbooking has been part of their lives for some time. In fact…we started scrapbooking in 1998 to be precise and honestly still love the process of preserving memories and let’s be real…playing with all the fun paper, embellishments, inks and so much more!
Today is all about the art of scrapbooking. Whether you aim to just get pictures in albums with notes about the day, event or occasion. Or perhaps you like to elevate things just a bit with pretty papers, stickers, die cuts…it’s all about one thing. Memories.
We invite you today to join us as Designer Suzanna Lee offers up a sketch for you to use and join us as we invite you to participate in our sketch challenge.
Here’s how it works:
- Use this sketch to create your own scrapbook page or even a card
- We’d love if on that scrapbook page or card you used some of our products. Perhaps Deco Foil, Gina K. Designs, Brutus Monroe…let’s see them. And bonus points if you use our adhesive and can show us that too.
- Then snap a picture of your finished project and either share on Instagram and tag us #thermoweb in that. Or link here in the comments to your blog. Or if you’re not on social…email it to us at JSandvoss@thermoweb.com with NDS Sketch Challenge in the subject line. We’ll give you one week to complete this challenge and send us your projects or tag us on social. So you’ll have through May 10th at midnight CST to join us.
- Not a scrapbooker…it’s okay we’d still love to give you a chance to win too. Just follow the Rafflecopter below to enter.
- The prize… it’s a $30 Gift Certificate to shop with all for all your favorite products!
Hiya scrappy peeps! Happy interNational Scrapbook Day my scrappy friends! Suzanna here today to share with you a sketch challenge to spur your creative webbings (get it, ThermoWEB, webbings?!) and add to the possibilities of YOU winning the giveaway! If you create a project inspired by the sketch, it too counts as an entry!
Here’s the sketch I created to inspire you with;
Here is my sample, the layout that I was inspired to create from the sketch! I love how versatile sketches are depending upon how you choose to use them. I stuck to the placement of a lot of the elements of the sketch and just chose to use different shapes than those suggested in the sketch.
This layout incorporates two AMAZING ThermoWeb products into the layout to add some great texture to the layout; Deco Foil Flock adds that fuzzy texture to the flowers while Deco Foil Metallix Gel adds a lovely shimmer to the page that coordinates perfectly with the gold foil in one of the patterned papers that I used from this collection.
I began the creating of the layout with the Deco Foil Metallix Gel in Aged Copper. I could have used either Pixie Spray or Purple Tape to tack the stencil down to my page and opted for the Purple Tape as it also enabled me to cover some of the openings in the stencil WHILE securing the stencil to the cardstock. I didn’t want the busy-ness of all the butterflies, instead preferring just a few, flitting down the length of the page. I then used a palette knife to apply generous amounts of Metallix gel. After lifting the stencil, I set this aside to dry for a while.
In the meantime, I worked on the multi-layer flowers using Deco Foil Flock and the Deco Foil Flock Foam Adhesive Sheets. The bottom layer of the flower (the foliage you see) was created by laying a piece of “Green Envy” Deco Flock onto a piece of similar sized Foam Adhesive Sheet from which I removed the top layer of the paper layer, exposing a sticky foam onto which the flock transfer sheet was placed. This was placed flock side (color) DOWN into the die and run through my manual die cut machine. Next was a piece of cardstock. Then the top layer is just “Think Pink” Deco Flock on its own. Also, cut with the flock/color side DOWN. Ultra Bond is a GREAT adhesive for these flocked elements and doesn’t result in the buckling that a lot of liquid adhesives causes.
Look at all that velvety texture! There is even dimension in the green foliage with the flat flock and raised flock! It’s amazing what you can do with these products! If you know me and my work, you know I’m BIG on texture in my projects and these are great ways of effortlessly adding an abundance of texture to your projects!
If you’d like to watch my process video…see below for how I put this layout together.
Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you are inspired to add some new products to your scrappy stash, don’t forget you can get 30% off and FREE shipping using the code NSD19.
And that’s not all… Designer Katrina Hunt decided to take on the sketch challenge and here’s her layout based on Suzanna’s fun sketch!
I have so much fun with sketches and I loved Suzanna’s that I had to play. Plus its NSD!!
The Therm O Web items I used were Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets in Black Velvet, Deco Foil Transfer Sheets in Pink Quartz and Plum, Deco Foil White Foam Adhesive, Memory Runner XL, Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive, and 3D Foam Squares
I just switch up the sketch by flipping it. I used the Deco Foil Flock sheets in the Black Velvet as the bigger layer on the sides. I choose black to tie my pictures in!
The Plum Deco Foil Transfer Sheets also helped to tie things together. I just punched a shape out and then transferred the foil to the shape. No heat needed.
Then the Pink Quartz foil paired perfectly with the paper collection I used, so I threw some in there also! That cornered needed something! Hope you enjoyed my take on the sketch!
Up next… Ellen has an oh so fun take on the sketch! We hope you agree!
I started creating the card based on the layout of the sketch. the pictures show that I followed that sketch very closely. On the two main squares, I used “Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Amber Watercolor” with the “Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets – Splatter”. Under that transparency, I layered a paper of the same size with distress ink on. The medium and small sized “Zots” (adhesive dots) were perfect to make the transparency stick on the other rectangle. The text on the sketch was on the other banner and looked like it was two sizes, so I tried to mimic that. I first glued down a die cut word ‘Wish’ out from a “Toner Sheet” with the “Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets – Shattered Glass”. After that, I stamped the word big with embossing powder.
After I created the card base, I was doubting to make a coffee card or a pig-birthday card. The last theme won my heart the most and I started coloring the images and placed them on the card.
The last step was to add the little cluster on the left side of the card. I decided to go for stars and hearts cut out from that same “Toner Sheet” with the “Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets – Shattered Glass”. In my opinion, the die cutting with the “Toner Sheet” works best as you first foil a piece of that “Toner Sheet” and later cut your images.
Here you can see how the completed card looks.
Normally I don’t work with sketches, I’m really surprised how this turned out! I would love to see your cards and/or layouts!
ThermOWeb Supplies Used:
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Amber Watercolor
Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets – Shattered Glass
Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets – Splatter
Deco Foil – Toner Sheets
Zots Roll – Small
Zots Single – Medium
Other Supplies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables – Lawn Fawn, Blueprints 32 Die-namics – My Favorite Things, Balloon Shaker Dies – Newton’s Nook Design, Moo – Stamps and Dies Newton’s Nook Design, Oink – Stamps and Dies Newton’s Nook Design, Fabulous Frenchies – Stamps and Dies Newton’s Nook Design
Be sure to join us on Instagram as we have more ideas and projects to share-based off our new sketch challenge…including cards & more!
Happy NSD! Get creating and share with us on social media!
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