Kaisercraft Metal Plate Embossing Folder – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

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One of my favourite things is embossing – blind embossing specifically with embossing folders. I think mostly because of the ease of doing that type of embossing and the amazing effects one can achieve. Lately, my favourite embossing folder is this Kaisercraft metal plate. Today I am dressing it up using my StazOn inks for a gorgeous metallic look.
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Step 1 – Adhere some metal tape to a piece of scrap cardstock.
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step 2 – Place the cardstock piece inside the embossing folder and roll through your embossing machine.
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step 3 – To add colour, lightly swipe your ink pads across the embossed surface. Start with black StazOn and leave it to dry. Then add a layer of orange StazOn ink and blend it using a soft cloth. Leave the ink to dry and then add Brown StazOn ink to finish it off. Add another layer of grey StazOn ink to define the embossed details.
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Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock and adhere it to the front of your embossed panel. Adhere to a folded card and finish off with diamante.
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Have you seen the huge selection of embossing folders from Kaisercraft available through The Wholesaler?
Amazing how a few ink strokes can change the look of embossing and create something truly unique.

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2017/18 Kaisercraft Design Team Application.

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Hi everyone…as a new month dawns let me introduce you to the yet to be released Kaisercraft Collection Lilac Whisper, available in July only.
Why did I get to work with this stunning collection now, well because I am ecstatic to announce that I made it through to round 2 of the Kaisercraft Design Team application process.
Everyone knows what an amazing brand Kaisercraft is to work with and for, and it would be such an honour to design with their amazing products.
But for now let me share with you what I created…

I wanted to do something really way out, but every time I do it just doesn’t feel right. What feels right is staying true to my style – and so I made this lovely single page layout
The paper was just right for this stunning photo, to capture the mood, but it is my home decor recycled items that really speaks to me at the monent…. so I simply had to keep on creating…
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I love how you can layer and cluster the Collectable elements together for a stunning grouping with just the right amount of dimension.

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So the layout morphed and merged and became a storage item recycled from an empty paint tin.

I love recycling used things into useful things and this paper collection was perfect to create with. Maybe its plain, maybe its not as elaborate, but maybe it just showcases the true
beauty of this lovely range – and it is definitely true to my style. Turning scrapbooking product into something unique, combined with my home decor and painting adventures – this truly is the perfect way to craft.
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step 1 – Clean an empty paint tin and then paint the outside using chalk paint. I chose this turqoiuse colour, a perfect match for this range.
Once the paint is dry, lightly sand the surface to remove some of the chalk and create scratches and texture.
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step 2 – Die-cut a shape out of some of the patterned papers using any die-cutting machine like your Silhouette.
I chose this shape because it look very similar to the pattern on the “Mist” sheet which I really love.
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step 3 – Adhere the shapes to the outside of the tin using gel medium. First paint a layer of gel medium onto the tin, then position the shapes, and then seal them with another layer of gel medium. Leave to dry completely.
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step 4 – To make the paper last longer, and waterproof the tin I cover the outside with a layer of furniture wax made for chalk paint.
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step 5 – Use a stipple brush to add white wax to the entire surface. Rub the wax into all the scratches and all around the paper shapes.
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step 6 – Use an old t-shirt or soft cloth to buff the wax to a nice shine, working the wax into the paint.
The wax forms a waterproofed layer over the paper making it durable and long lasting.
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step 7 – Use your wooden embellishments, flowers and cardstock die-cuts to decorate the front of your tin.
I love the combination of wooden flowers, paper and cardstock combined with the paint. Its a feast of texture and patterns.
Notice how the white wax sits inside the texture on the paint and around the paper die-cuts.

The paper gives a softness to the otherwise industrial feel of the metal tin – making it a perfect combination for industrial chic.
I am sure I can find a few more empty tins to decorate using the same paper range – and they would be perfect for some storage on my work table.
The colouring is just perfect – tranquil and serene.

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Keep an eye out for all this Lilac goodness coming to a craft store near you in July.

And here’s holding thumbs …

Products used:
Lilac Whisper P2348 | White Wood
Lilac Whisper P2346 | Opal
Lilac Whisper P2347 | Mist
Lilac Whisper IT017 | Blossom Mini Template
Lilac Whisper F643 | Amethyst
Lilac Whisper CT885 | Collectables
Lilac Whisper 12×12 Weave | CD101 | Coconut
Other: Texture Paste, tin, chalk paint, wax, old cloth, stipple brush, diamante.

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Bombay Sunset from Kaisercraft …. for the love of colour.

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when i first saw this gorgeous range from Kaisercraft I had visions of what I can achieve with the amazing patterns and fun bright colours.
But how do you not take away from the gorgeous patterns or loose track of your photos on a scrapbook page in the process.
well you simply fussy cut an entire sheet of paper!

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… and then add a beautifully cut silhouette title coloured in All Purpose inks
These inks are simply amazing and you can achieve the most gorgeous effects with them.
I also used the All Purpose Inks on my background to mimic the paper  – the effect is soft and gorgeous and blends in perfectly with the patterned papers.
3The fussy cut flowers are supported by some fun embellishments to match the theme, stamping on the background and some bling

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I think this is such a gorgeous range and can see myself using it a few more times.
#TheWholesaler #ShortCutsCraft #Carabella #IllustartedFaith #BellaBlvd #AllPurposeInk #Imagine

Products used:
TAPI-016 All-Purpose Ink – Peony Purple
TAPI-040 All-Purpose Ink – Mint Green
TAPI-058 All-Purpose Ink – Sky Mist
ADCO 724871 Anna Griffin Acrylic Gesso – White (250ml)
KCP2316 Bombay Sunset Double Sided Paper – Daybreak
KCP2324 Bombay Sunset Double Sided Paper – Sundown
KCP2319 Bombay Sunset Double Sided Paper – Sari

Kaisercraft Cats and Dogs…the love of furry kids

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The month of March was all about cats and dogs at Short Cuts Craft. with 2 beautiful layouts and kits available in store the ladies had great fun scrapping their beautiful pets.
Kaisercraft is proudly distributed by The Wholesaler in South Africa and available from Short Cuts Craft in Johannesburg.

1How gorgeous is that paw print stamp embossed in WOW embossing powder.

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in class the ladies could pick their layouts – cats or dogs and create 2 double page layouts using the single kit.

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we love the gorgeous Kaisercraft papers, embellishments, stamps and now their amazing ranges of die-cuts.
Shop local and support your scrapbooking store today!

Sunshine and Texture Cardstock Card.

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How often do you use your paper punches? Not enough is probably the answer like mine was. The thing with punches is that they can be amazing or simply useless. But when you make the investment in a great punch then they truly are amazing, like this little beauty of a border punch.

But how can we use our border punches to create some interest. One of my favourite design principles to use with any products is repetition. And repetition of a pattern can be a great design element with loads of appeal.sunshine_detail1

For this card I punched the border strip repeatedly onto a variety of cardstock colours. I combined the punched strips to create a card background with great effect. On top of the card I layered a chipboard element coloured in the same shades as my paper strips. Together they make for a fun element perfect for a tag, card or layout.
(Please be aware of what type of paper or cardstock you punch – as cardstock is generally not recommended for punching – you are doing this at your own risk and will need to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations)

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step1 -Punch a selection of strips using a single punch design but in a variety of colours.
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step 2 – Arrange the strips onto your background as you would like to adhere them.
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step 3 – Adhere the strips slightly overlapping each other using a glue pen until the entire background is covered in strips.
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step 4 – Use a variety of pens and markers to add colour to your chipboard element. Once the element is coloured, add a layer of dimensional glaze to finish it off nicely. Adhere the chipboard to the background piece and add some diamantes and other embellishments as you please.
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I hope you are encouraged to look at your punches in a different way, seeing loads more possibilities and get behind the creative options they have to offer. I know I sure do look at them differently each time I use them.
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I love both the simplicity and complexity of this cardstock card. It can be so interesting by simply adding a few extra elements like an additional colour behind the punched flower strips.

Rainbow Of Colour And Texture – Altering And Using Die-Cuts.

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So I have a die-cut and want to use it on several different projects – but how do I make it look different each time, so that it doesn’t all look the same?
Well today I am sharing another 2 of my ideas on how to alter your die-cuts for a different look.shadow-card_main

Create a shadow

I like combining the same die-cut to create a shadow effect. This is achieved by using the same die-cut and slightly off-set them to create a shadow effect.
Step 1 – Die-cut your title twice using plain white cardstock. Use a light blue ink pad and add colour to the die-cut.
Tap the ink pad lightly onto the die-cut until it is covered in a solid layer of ink.
shadow_step1Step 2 – Use a second die-cut title and ink it in the same way using a darker shade of blue ink. Leave them to dry.
shadow_step2Step 3 – Adhere the darker die-cut to the lighter die-cut slightly off-set so that it creates a light coloured shadow underneath.
shadow_step3This looks amazing when the bottom die-cut is a lighter shade of grey as well. Experiment and find interesting colour combinations for a fun look on cards and layouts.

Colour and shine

For this die-cut word I used the amazing new Kaisercraft gel pens to colour my word.
This is such a fun and informal way of adding amazing colour to anything and looks great on a single die-cut word.

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step 1 – Die-cut your word out of smooth or textured white cardstock.

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step 2 – Use your gel pens to add colour. I just scribbled different colours onto my word using one colour at a time for a fun rainbow look.
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step 3 – Once done, I added a layer of dimensional glaze to my word to finish it off with a glossy layer. Then it is ready to be adhered to your card or layout.
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What a fun way of adding colour, texture and dimension to your die-cuts in a few easy steps.

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