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Bloom Where You Are Planted

13 Arts, 13@rts, Bo Bunny, FabScraps, 49 and Market, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hi, guys, it's Laurie! I'm still creating with my Rustic Spring kit from The International Scrapbook Garden. I kept the 49 and Market flowers pink and red on this layout featuring some photos of my daughter from last year. 

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I used a 13@rts paper as the background and then created a grid using Fab ScrapsBo Bunny, and 49 and Market papers from the kit. The grid design was inspired by a National Scrapbook Day challenge. How many of you participated in challenges that day or at least got a lot of scrapping done?

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I used some of the Creative EmbellishmentsKaisercraft, and 49 and Market chipboard that came in the kit, and I either embossed it with the Imagine Ink Forest Embossing Powder, sprayed it with the Kaisercraft Blackberry spray, stamped it with some Ingvild Bolme chalk ink (one color came from an older ISBG kit), or painted it with the Shimmerz Inklingz Coral Reef.

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This came together very easily, and I had fun layering and clustering all of the embellishments. I used my hot glue gun to adhere the embellishments to the page for added strength.

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It took a little longer to complete this layout, only because I had to wait for the chipboard to dry before putting it on the page, but I think the extra effort was well worth it.

The Rustic Spring kit is still available to purchase in the shop, so check it out!

Thanks for looking!

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A Second Card Using Our Recipe

FabScraps, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Do you remember our recipe from the 18th of April?

The recipe:
Colors:  Pink, Purple, Black and Whites
Patterned paper from the Garden Kit: Rustic Spring Kit  cut to 5 1/4 x 4
Embossing
Chalk Ink (Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Blossom Tree)
Butterflies
Flowers (Market Floral Mixology
Title
Glitter

Spray Mists (Shimmerz Spritz in Plum Pudding)

I made another card using the same recipe.  Here is our second card:

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To refresh your memory here is the first card (see the details on the April 18th blog ):

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Sorry about the color variations!  Time of day and location!  As you can see both cards use the color theme of pinks, purples, black and white.  Each features embossing highlighted with chalk ink.  Butterflies on both - check, Flowers on both - check, a title - check, and Mist - check.  When I have challenges with my creativity, it is easy to write a recipe with elements you have on hand.  You can then go back to your recipe and see what different creative ideas come to mind with the "same old" recipe!

These cards feature papers from the Garden Kit: A Rustic Spring, the chalk ink and flowers also are from this part of the kit.  I always love the bonus embellishment add on; the butterfly, title, white pearls, glitter and white leafy branches are from this add on.  And you don't want to miss the mixed media add on.  You can see the amazing Shimmerz Spritz on this close up:

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Isn't it amazing what one little recipe can do?  You really should check out the Rustic Spring kit.  From all of our design team work, you can tell it won't disappoint!

See you soon with more ideas!

~ Victoria

 

Happy Card for a Happy Rustic Spring!

49 and Market, FabScraps, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment
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Hello from the rainy Pacific Northwest!  I am still dreaming of sunshine, despite all of the rainy skies here!  This week I am using the same papers and same techniques to produce two very different cards.  I will show you the first one today and the next one later in the month!

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The recipe:

Colors:  Pink, Purple, Black and Whites
Patterned paper from the Garden Kit: Rustic Spring Kit  cut to 5 1/4 x 4
Embossing
Chalk Ink (Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Blossom Tree)
Butterflies
Flowers (Market Floral Mixology Pink Flamingo)
Title
Shimmer paint  (Shimmerz Inklingz Coral Reef and Steely Blue Eyes)
Glitter
Spray Mists (Shimmerz Spritz in Plum Pudding)

For this card I used paper from the main kit; the mixed media bonus kit provided the mist, and the bonus embellishment kit provided the glitter, stamp and title chipboard.

Do you ever get stuck on your card making? Or any kind of craft for that matter?  Sometimes I find a recipe can do the trick, sometimes a sketch is just the ticket, or sometimes working in my art journal on techniques can really help!

Let's see what  you are making over on our Facebook page!

Have a great day!

~ Victoria