Thursday, 2 July 2009

Fancy Pants Kraft range

When I received some of the Fancy Pants Kraft range from Papremaze I was thrilled - this paper range is of excellent quality and designs are bold without being too distracting. In particular, I was excited to receive this tree-designed sheet of cardstock - the trees are just begging to be made a feature using cutwork and the colours are very versatile with a mix of kraft, light pink, dark pink and green with a hint of dark brown too. I decided to create a page about some statues at Osbourne House which we visited recently - we took photos of us posing with the boar and the tiger and ended up with some fun shots!

I started by cutting a sheet of light pink Bazzill cardstock to act as a backdrop to my photos. I pierced around the edge of the card with a needle, then use white thread to add a running stitch. I used a craft knife to cut around the left hand side of the tree designs on the Kraft cardstock - the Bazzill would slot in underneath this.

I decided to make use of some of the Kraft cardstock that would be hidden behind the pink card - the green spotty design - and stamped some butterflies using Autumn Leaves stamps then cut them out using a craft knife. I then adhered the pink card onto the Kraft cardstock over the top of the cut piece and slid just underneath the tree design at a slight angle.

The rest of the layout was fairly straightforward. I positioned my two photos over the top of the pink mat and slightly overlapping - I slid one just underneath the cut tree design to embed it into the page. I added a title using American Crafts Thickers - the Jewellery Box range in chestnut and a date using Making Memories tiny alpha stickers. I also added a few 7Gypsies stickers to the left hand side of the page.

I added my butterflies using foam pads to give them a raised effect, and finished off the design by adhering a few buttons and some white ric rac across the page as shown.

The finished page looks quite detailed, but actually took little effort as the design of the paper brings so much of the detail.

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lottie said...

This is so cute lovely the colours

Olivia said...

Beautiful LO! Love Kraft Kutz too :)

Michelle said...

This is so gorgeous... I LOVE it!

Sarah xx said...

What a gorgeous LO, am loving Kraft papers too and anything with a shaped edge! Brilliant idea!