Sunday, 18 March 2018

Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop - March - Sketch

Welcome to Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop...
This month we have a wonderful sketch to create a Scrapbooking Layout.
We are a group of Stampin Up demonstrators from all over the world
who use Stampin' Up products only to create Classic 12"x12" pages
and Memories and More Pocket Pages.

I absolutely LOVE this sketch <3 It is very eye-catching.
Sooo is my layout (in my humble opinion).
Yesterday I had not even started my design,
BUT I woke up at stupid o'clock!!!
So no time like 4am to start on this sketch.

I don't know how you start to design a page, BUT
I mostly start with a photo or photos that I want to scrap.
This is a photo of my Brother John and his girlfriend <3
It was a colour photo BUT I didn't like it in colour,
soon with a quick edit in Photoshop it was Black n White.

Next thing I do is find a background Cardstock or
Designer Series Papers (DSP)
Black n White photos go with almost anything.
I chose Black 12"x12" Cardstock for this photo.

So I decided to use Petal Passion DSP 145589 and
Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack 145592
I really wanted to have a play with a Sale-A-Bration set called Amazing You
which I got for FREE... YES, FREE 
I will tell you how at the end of the post.

Here is another sneak peak of some of the layout...pretty isn't it?
 I have seen this set used with heat embossing so I wanted to give that a go.
Not too many products can be used on black cardstock...
Craft Whisper White or Versamark Ink with Stampin' Emboss Powder
So I used both White 109131 and Silver 109131 on the black cardstock.
You will also need a Heat Tool 129056 for this product
so that the fine powder gets heat set so to a shiny finish.

Here's a tip for you, I use and Embossing Buddy 103083 to rub over my cardstock
before I stamp with ink or add embossing powders as it prevents
extra powder sticking to your project where you don't want it to.
Firstly you stamp your image onto the black card and
then you add embossing powder immediately while ink is still wet
Then heat set with a heat tool/gun...
You know that it is set when it changes from powder to a shiny finish.

Here is a quick video I found on YouTube about how to heat emboss.

Once I heat embossed all my flowers I then sat at the Dr's
and fussy cut them all out... Some of the flowers I cut off their leaves
saved them to
add for layering as this gives dimension to the layout.

I used Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 145656
on White Cardstock in the Bigshot to create dimension behind my photo.
I also added a very small amount of Silver Embossing Paste 145646.

Next I started to piece my layout together using scraps of
Petal Passion DSP, Embossed Cardstock and Flowers.
I used some Silver Thread between the flowers and leaves.
I used Silver Foil Sheet 132178 behind my photo.
To create depth and dimension in your floral accents
I used leftover scraps of black cardstock  folded over
underneath the flowers or leaves.
Stick that to the flowers and then your layout
Depending on how high or low you want your flowers,
add as little or as much as you want.

Finally I add the title and a few more embellishments
such as Clear Faceted Gems 144142
and Metallic Enamel Shapes 141678

Here is the finished layout, I am really happy with the way it turned out.
Just wish you could see the difference between the white and silver
embossing on the flowers...It looks so beautiful in real life.
TRUST ME, it does...

Here is a close up of the flowers, trying to show you the details.

So would you like this Amazing You Stamp set for FREE too??
Simply place an order with me over $90 and you can choose this one
or many more options for you FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
ALSO $180 product options too...

Up next is Pam Staples, who I am sure will have a stunning creation
for us to look at and drool over.

I truly hope that I have not bored you with all my instructions
for those who would love to CASE it, please go right ahead.
I would be honoured
Thanks for popping by, please check out everyone's designs.
Please leave me some love in the comment box below
Cheers Shaz 



  1. I admire the fussy cutting on this project & the embossing really makes the project gorgeous :) Also, love the use of Memories & More & cutting sentiments etc. :D X

    1. Thank you Jess, it was a lot of fun cutting the flowers...Although I did get some weird looks from the Dr waiting room. Great way to use up Memories and more cards
      Cheers Shaz

  2. Love your take on the sketch, Sharon! The black background and flowers are stunning!

  3. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Because just one "beautiful" didn't cover it! <3

    1. Aww Thanks Dena, I am very happy with it <3
      Cheers Shaz

  4. Wow Sharon! The elements on your page are so striking against the large expanse of black. Love what you have one with the flowers! It's perfect.

  5. ohhhhh Sharon! love the idea that you white embossed on a black cardstock! your page is So elegant!! xxx


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