Thursday, July 11, 2013

My Star


Use only red, white and blue and must include (3) or more pre-made STAR embellishments


Here's my layout....


first I pull out all the red, white and blue paper that I have, and the Tim Holtz chipboard stars


I traced the star on patterned paper and that's the cover for it


Here's my little shining star on the beam


close up...



There's a little trick I would like to share today, it is not new, I learn it from Betsy Veldman sometime ago, but I though it would be helpful to some who are looking for solution on this particular subject, if I could do my part and spread the words to more people, that would be nice wouldn't it?

Do you have problem when comes to using embossing powder?


You'll leave bits of embossing powder or glitters around the stamped image?

Like in this case, the background is white, and I have red paint splatters so I really want to keep the area around my stamped glittered star as clean as possible


I think they called it embossing buddy, it helps keep unwanted flecks of embossing powder or glitter from sticking to the paper. I think they sell it at scrapbook store, in a nice pouch form of course, I just want it quick so I find a piece of rag, filled it with baking powder and tie the top with rubber bands.


rub it around the area that you want to stamp on, and here's the 2 photos where you can compared the result, I didn't use the embossing buddy on the left. The one on the right has the cleaner effect around the stamped image, the red glitters didn't stick as much outside the star


Well, if you are one that is looking for some solution for your crafting problem like I used to, I hope this little trick helps....

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On the road again




see you when I am back




kirsty


28 comments:

MichelleZ said...

Nice layout! I like the stars. And thanks or the cornstarch tip. I had heard of that but had forgotten it. Thanks for the reminder!

Elborgi said...

wonderful Layout! Have a nice trip
Elma

Ros Crawford said...

This is one of your best LO's I really love it! Have a safe trip too!

Denise van Deventer said...

Super sweet page...and super photo! Love the stars and that yummy washi tape!

Sheila said...

That is the perfect picture to use with these colors! Love your splatters:)

Kerry said...

Love what you have done around your title and jounaling Kirsty and a great tip to share. Fabulous photo of your 'little star' and gorgeous layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash. xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING that photo and the stars are awesome!!! Have a safe and FUN trip!!!!

lauren bergold said...

this is outstanding, and lovely, as always! no question at all where your kids get their ♥STAR♥ quality, tho!!! :)

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Kirsty… I love the wonderful photo and layout… the colours and shapes are fab… I love the splattered paint and the stars! :-)
I have one of those embossing buddy things and I'd actually forgotten about it!! I must try it… as I always get specks of powder around where I don't want them!! thank you for the tip ! :-))
Hope you are having a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

joefil said...

Nice layout, i love the red paint splatters..thanks for the tip! and Thank you for playing along at Scrap our Stash!

Jackie said...

Beautiful layout Kirsty! The embossing buddy trick is great!

Stella said...

I always enjoy looking at your LO's. I am not into scrapbooking but I love to look at LO's as gorgeous as this one. Our Dutch flag is also in red white and blue so this is right up my alleye!
Have a safe trip and enjoy!

Kelly said...

Beautiful layout and love the glitter star! Adorable photo too! Thanks for the tip and for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash! :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is so cool!!! Love your striking layout!

Linda R said...

Your page looks fabulous my friend. Loving that sparkly star. Have fun on your travels..

Hugs~

Carol Peixoto said...

Thanks for the tip! The layout looks awesome and the picture fits the challenge perfectly!

sandi said...

LOVE this! So sweet! Great stars! Love your trip pic too....perfect.....have fun!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, I just LOVE your page, Kirsty! Awesome patriotic color combo and fabulous design. Love the mix of white space with the tight layering and details around the photo. FAB!

Jenni Calma said...

This is so cute! I love how the paint splatters lead your eye to the journaling and loving the glitter! :) Thanks for a little look into your process and for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

Ira Huberts said...

Your beautiful page sure has star quality Kirsty, oh, those fine colours are so wonderfully combined!
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Sue Lelli said...

FAB layout! LOVE the stars and denim and splatter! Your precious girl certainly IS a Star! Super LO, Kirsty!

Brenda Ragsdale said...

Very nice layout and great take on the challenge! Love your stars! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

Dulcinea Silva said...

that is so adorable! I also love your stars, so nicely done! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash.

Megan said...

Cute layout - love the design and the pic of your daughter.

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous layout and love your stars. I have a bought'embossing buddy' and it works very well! Yours is probably the best way to go as it would be far cheaper and just as effective:O)
hugs
Glenda

Rochelle Spears said...

Super cute! love hearts and that washi tape! Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

Elizabeth said...

Love your clean lines and the pops against the white too!!! Thanks for playing along at SOS!
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Lynette said...

Stunning layout Kirsty. Love the effect you got of the paint droplets forming a tail from the star.