Thursday, June 6, 2013

Feature Thursday with Liz!

Today, our June guest designer, Liz Qualman joins us on the blog...

It is a pleasure to be invited to guest design at  Crop Stop this month.  I hope that I can leave you with a few ideas and tips to incorporate into your own projects with some of the supplies you can find at the awesome Crop Stop store.  I was definitely surprised at what they sent me and had to think outside the box a little bit.

I really enjoy creating these Life Documented Pages with many of the Simple Stories collections.  It just brings an element of efficiency to scrapbooking that does not take away from the creativity.  I'm not sure that the pages take any less time than a one page layout, but I feel like I can document an event more completely and more easily add details, memorabilia and journaling.

Crop Stop sent me these really fun embossing folders from Couture Creations, some Dylusions mist and Flower Soft products.  It was a new adventure for me since I am not one to buy embossing folders and I am scared of anything that looks like glitter or has to dry.  But now after trying them out, I am hooked.  All of the materials add some fun dimension and texture to a paper craft project.  Rather than build a project around the products, I decided to incorporate them into what I love to do with the Life Documented pages, so I added the products and techniques to those.

It was so fun to run the 3 x 4 Simple Stories I Heart Summer journal card through the embossing folder.  If you look at the close up, you can see the beautiful vine pattern and how it gives the paper more dimension and texture.  I also added some of the white Flower Soft crystals to the middle of the sun for some shimmer and texture.  I have to tell you that I very much dislike any form of glitter, but the Flower Soft products do not stick to your skin and are easy to clean up.  I did not have to wear it around all day if you KWIM.

The orange mist combined with the embossing folder also created a fun effect.
Tip, be sure to add any relevant journaling before you emboss and then add mist and stickers after.

I look forward to sharing another project next week.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  You can find me at my blog Liz Qualman Designs or at Simple Stories.

Take care - Liz
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1 comment:

Vicki said...

Love how you used the embossing folder on your journaling tag!