Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March/April New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop for March and April! Do you love this 2 month cycle of new products and ideas? It sure keeps it fun doesn't it! The blog before mine is Brenda Lapp. Click on the links in each post to continue along on the hop. As it says on my layout....Enjoy the journey!

Like so many of us scrapbookers I am waaaayyyyy behind on scrapbooking my photos. It was fun getting around to these photos and remembering so many things about this dive trip. That's a nice part of scrapbooking, as you scrap your photos you get to relive the experience. 

I wanted to use our new Seas the Day papers for this layout and subject. I also knew I wanted to create a beach and water effect with some torn cardstock. I tore along the edge of the cardstock to reveal the white core. This gives a great wave look and also where it washes up on the beach. I added some pieces of pattern paper above for a background to the photos. 

After placing the photos on the layout I got busy with embellishing! I just LOVE the bottle in the Seas the Day - Cardmaking + Thin Cuts set. I stamped with pigment ink on Vellum and heat embossed with clear powder. I love how it turned out! The vellum gives the glass a slight frosty look and the embossing defines the edges nicely. The roll of paper inside the bottle is stamped and placed behind the bottle. The coordinating thin cut dies make cutting the bottle, shells and birds super easy! The final touch was to use a shimmer brush on the shells and outline the waves with Stickles for a bit of shimmer!

Close To My Heart products used on this layout
  • Stamp Set: Seas the Day - Cardmaking + Thin Cuts
  • Paper Pack: Seas the Day
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Mink, Mint
  • Specialty Paper: Vellum 
  • Exclusive Inks: Sapphire, Intense Black, Julep, Mink
  • Embossing: Sapphire Pigment Ink, Clear Powder, Heat Tool
  • Watercolor Pencils, Water Brush (for the yellow shells)
  • Shimmer Brushes: Clear, Peach (for the shells)
  • Stickels: Diamond, Cool Mint
  • Journal Pen
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Now it's time to see what Brandi Robinson has created to share for our hop. Have fun and come back often for more great ideas!


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  1. Wonderful layout. Love the torn edges and Stickles on your water and sand.

  2. Love your layout... great details, the torn paper and Stickles are a perfect addition.

  3. I love the details on your layout, the extra stamping of the birds in flight, and the message in the bottle.

  4. LOVE your layout! What a great lower border with the beach and ocean!


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