Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Total Papercrafts kit 1 for May

There is a funny thing that happens to me when I am presented with gorgeous papers to design with, I just seem to get a block and everything takes an absolute age to come together.  Thats exactly what happened with this first kit for May using the stunning Glitz 'Pretty in Pink' paper line, I just couldn't find my mojo.  The papers are so pretty I couldn't think of anything that would make them look as good as they did on their own and then of course there's the fear that they could end up looking worse!  I think I got there in the end though and I'm really pleased with the result even if it did cause quite a bit of angst to get there!

The kit colours are dusty rose, warm chocolate and fresh cream - think of raspberries drizzled in single cream with a swirl of chocolate sauce.  All of the papers in the kit are double sided and cleverly they are arrnage so that you can increase the pink content of your pages or completely remove it altogether and just use the brown options.  These are really versatile papers with a couple of phrases to cut out - 'Something good will happen today' and 'You look Lovely Today'.  You can choose to include these and perhaps go for a 'Today' themed page.  Alternatively you might want to play up the pink and go very feminine and pretty.  This is a great kit with lots of options if you're not sure about using pink.

We have a great technique using glassine paper, not the dark kraft version but the original delicate white version.  We will be creating gorgeously lacey looking flowers and leaves and colouring them to match your photos.  You'll need two 6" x 4" portrait photos and a 6" x 4" landscape for the sample design. 

The kit includes; cardstock, 4 sheets of double sided patterned papers, glassine paper, white alphabet stickers, burgundy ribbon, white cotton tape.

You'll need deep pink, brown and green inks (the sample used Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Shabby Shutters), water based wet adhesive such as Matte Medium or Glue n' Seal and a heat gun.  If you have a border and corner punch set (Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page or similar) they'll come in very handy. We'll also be distressing some of the paper so if you have a distress tool pop that in your tool bag, if not your scissors can be used to achieve this effect.

We will have a large and small flower punch (EK Success Retro Flower) available at club together with embossing folders, leaf dies stamps and a selection of border and corner punches.

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