Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Three Christmas Layouts with Karine

Hi there,

It's Karine here today to share with you three Christmas layouts! 

I must admit I'm not a big fan of Christmas scrapbooking, but when I recieved my last Blue Fern Studios package, I was thrilled! Both Vintage Christmas and Vintage Christmas 2 collections are simply wonderful! So let's start with my first layout.


I started out with the Deck The Halls paper from Vintage Christmas. I wanted to go with a traditional color combo with this one, and the red in the paper immediately spoke to me. I also used some of the cards from the Greeting Cards paper, also from Vintage Christmas, to layer under my photo. 

I used the beautiful Tree Toys chipboards on my layout. I embossed it with Imagine Ink Lime embossing powder. While the powder was still hot, I sprinkled some Imagine Ink Vintage Gold glitter. I love the beautiful effect it gave.

To embellish around my photo, I used the beautiful Attic Charm Glitter Roses, as they come with beautiful gold glitter and the colors matched perfectly my layout. I also used two Harvest Lilies.

Finally, my title piece comes from the Winter Titles set. I treated it the same way as the other chipboards.


My second layout is called Magical. For this one, I wanted a more elegant look, so I choose the Wonderland paper, from Vintage Christmas. I aslo used a piece of the Calling Cards paper from Vintage Christmas 2 to layer underneath my photo.

I treated my background with golden brown ink. I used the Forever stamps set to add a little bit of interest to the background.

I used the Winter Flakes chipboards on my layout. I covered them with silver embossing powder. 

My title piece comes from the Winter Titles set. I covered it with ginger Imagine Ink embossing powder.


I went a bit over the top with my last layout. I started with the Let it Snow paper from the Vintage Christmas 2 collection. I layered pieces of the 'Twas the Night and Calling Cards papers, also from the Vintage Christmas 2 collection.

My layout is built around the beautiful Bubbles and Bows chipboard. I treated it with an embossing powder containing some green and gold flakes.

All through my flower cluster, I used the Berry Stems chipboards. They were covered with Imagine Ink Sea Mist embossing powder. 

Look at this beautiful Santa image! Isn't it lovely?

Amongst all flowers, I used one of the Christmas Blooms. You can see it in the picture above.

My title piece, part of the Winter Titles set again, is covered with Imagine Ink Ginger embossing powder and while the powder was still hot, I sprinkled some Imagine Ink Vintage Gold glitter. 

I hope my layouts help you catch a little bit of Christmas spirit.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November inspiration by Elena Volchkova

Hi everyone! Today, I have prepared for you two layouts and two cards. And I'm happy to show it to you. 

"Turquoise Tenderness" layout

The first layout for a very romantic girl. It was created for the Our November Challenge and you can already see it. But consider all the parts you can now :)

I used the Сhronicles paper from the Memoires collection as my background paper. Additional flowers were cut from Memoires and Timeless collection.

Сhipboard element Whimsy Flourishes I covered with Imagine Ink Coral embossing powder. And titlre "Each Day" was covered with Imagine Ink Breeze embossing powder.

Elegant turquoise lilies - of sets "Dark Tropic Lilies" and "Spring Lilies"

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Paper: Memoires - chronicles
Chipboard: Each Day, Whimsy Flourishes
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Coral, Breeze
Flowers: Dark Tropic Lilies, Spring Lilies

"Jubilation" layout

The second layout is also very delicate and sensual. Many cating elements, lace and pearls. And stunning chipbord elements. Very feminine and so romantic!

I used the so beautiful Contentment paper from the Tranquility collection as my background paper.

Сhipboard element Jubilation I covered with Imagine Ink Celestial embossing powder. Such festive hue!

And "Helen's Doily" was covered with mixture of Imagine Ink embossing powders in Pearl and Petal, which give the perfect tenderness combination!

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Paper: Tranquility - Contentment
Chipboard: "Blissful, Jubilation, Patience" set, Helen's Doily
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Celestial, Pearl, Petal
Glitter: Sunshine, Pyrite

Vintage Christmas cards

And finally, a bit of Christmas magic. The wonderful collection Vintage Christmas 1 & 2 collections - they gave me the inspiration for two cards!

I cutting elements and combine it again! Great vintage mood! The wonderful pictures!

Сhipboard element Symphony Border I covered with Imagine Ink Coral embossing powder.

The other card's side is also decorated.

The second card is about a boy who brings gifts to all :)

Tenderness pink flower from "Soft Blossoms" set.

Сhipboard Berry Stems was covered with Imagine Ink 14 Karat embossing powder.

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Paper: Vintage Christmas - Magical, Greeting Cards
Vintage Christmas 2 - Holiday Cards, Let it Snow
Chipboard: Berry Stems, Symphony Border
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: 14 Karat, Coral
Flowers: Soft Blossoms

Ahead of us the most magical month! I wish you all a wonderful preparation for the holidays! I wish you to create and find the desired gifts to your family and friends! ;)

I hope you enjoy viewing my projects. See you next time :)
Hugs, Elena

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Vintage Christmas by Pascale

Hello Sweeties,

Today I'm up on Blue Fern Studio with three new projects featuring the Vintage Christmas 1 & 2 collections. The first project is a mini album entirely realized with the first Vintage Christmas collection. The size of the mini album is 13 x18 cm (5" 1/4 x 7"1/4).

 I embossed the pages with different stamps as well as the edges. 

I die-cut a few doilies to add inside. I added the page titles too.

I added the first design to the cover with the Brocade Texture stamp and the Ginger powder. Then I continue with the Christmas Collage stamp set and a permanent ink.

I embossed the Dangled Flake with two layers of Black Sand embossing powder and the Winter Flakes with two layers of Ginger While the embossing powder was still hot, I stamped the Winter Flakes to add some texture.

Blue Fern Studios products:

Papers - Vintage Christmas (Wonderland, Greeting Cards, Magical, Deck the Halls,
Auld Lang Syne, Noel)
Chipboards - Dangled Flake, Winter Flakes
Stamps - Christmas Collage, Brocade Texture, Postal Texture, Texture Circle, Grungy Grid
Embossing Powder - Antique Gold, Ginger, Black Sand, Silver Bells


My second project is a layout featuring the new Vintage Christmas collection. I chose an old photo of my daughter.

I cut a large strip in the Twas the Night paper and glued it on the Joly paper. Then I primed the background with clear gesso.

I added a thin layer of white gesso where I want to put my embellishments and photo. When dry, I added a design with 3D Gloss Gel and a stencil. While the gel was still wet I sprinkled some Pyrite glitter.

While the background was drying, I painted the chipboard with a metallic paint and the Soft Blossoms in red. 

I splattered some red and copper paint; Then I added a new design to the background with the Christmas Collage stamp embossed with the Ginger powder. I colored the area with different colors of watercolor.

I glued all the embellishments with a 3D gel (flowers, chipboard, lace...), and to finish, I added some star brads embossed with the Ginger powder. 

Blue Fern Studios products:

Papers - Vintage Christmas 2 (Jolly, Twas the Night, Holidays Treats)
Vintage Christmas 1 (Wonderland, Greeting Cards)
Chipboard - Tree Treats
Flowers - Christmas Blooms, Soft Blossoms
Stamp - Christmas Collage
Embossing Powder - Ginger
Glitter - Pyrite


Here is my third November's project: a set of card.

I chose the Jolly paper as the base of both cards. I stamped them with one of the stamps from the Christmas Collage set. Then I embossed the image with a sticky powder in order to add Carribean glitters.

Then I embossed also the edges of both cards with the 14 Karats powder to add some extra shine.

I embossed some Winter Flakes with the Honey powder, other with the Ginger and the Antique Gold powders. 

I embossed some die-cut leaves with the 14 Karats powder too. While the embossing powder was still hot I sprinkled them with  the Carribean glitter and heat set them. 

Blue Fern Studios products:

Paper - Vintage Christmas 2 (Jolly)
Chipboards - Winter Flakes
Flowers - Christmas Blooms, Soft Blossoms
Stamp - Christmas Collage
Embossing Powders - 14 Karats, Antique Gold, Ginger, Honey
Glitter - Caribbean