Monday, July 23, 2012

Attitude! and Page 7 Create an Album with Geli

Hi all,

Lisa here, back again with those fabulous Kaiser ATTITUDE! papers......

I love creating  my own backgrounds, especially for my teenage boys - makes the layout that bit earthier and grungier!!

I started this layout by stamping the cardstock - using  Kaiser stamps.....Tracy has a fabulous collection of Kaiser stamps and they are GREAT for creating backgrounds - so check them out HERE
OOS stamps will be back in stock by 30th July

I then took some 2 inch squares of Kaiser Attitude! papers (Teenager - both front and reverse sides) and inked all the sides. I also cut out some of the circles (from the Individual paper) ....and inked those too. 

I also love the manufacturer strips on the bottom of the papers, so I took those ... and  applied those randomly to the page as well. Other bits - like the stars and arrows - are border strips from the 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet (oos).

 I then placed my 6 x 4 portrait photo onto the layout and then adhered the circled cutouts (from the Individual paper) randomly around the page.....

I used the alphas from the Kaiser 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet (oos) to create the title and doodled around the edges to give it more emphasis.

I still have loads of paper and a couple of ideas for them, so I will be back next week with more ATTITUDE!!!!!!


Create an album with Geli pt 7 - How to make a waterfall album

Today I'd like to show you how to make a waterfall album, just like I did on the Tahune Airwalk page. Don't be scared off by the many steps, just follow each one and you'll see it's actually quite simple. 

When you pull on the tab, an album falls open, like a waterfall:
I will put some journalling on the parts without photos.
Here is the story behind these photos: 
Magnitogorsk in the Southern Ural mountains is probably the ugliest city I have ever visited. There is steel industry and pollution everywhere (google image it and you'll see). We did have a great time there, but no thanks to the sights. Russians are simply lovely people to meet, no matter where you are. 
Bigger is not always best, but in Russia you realise that no statue can ever be too big:
(photo courtesy to this site)
This one was so massive that we could barely reach halfway up its knee. Yes, those tiny dwarves on his shoe - that's us. We were told that this statue marks the border between Europe and Asia. 

Anyway, on to the layout!

First, I attached a full sheet of paper to a leftover piece of flower paper (remember, I used some of it on the Babushki page already). The easiest way to do this is to use the barcode strip to glue the 2 pieces together and then trim it down to a 12" piece. I ended up with 7" of flower paper and 5" of red paper.
I used my Sew Easy tool to make the stitched scallops along the seam (a tutorial on this awesome tool coming soon!)
 There is one scallop coming from the left and 3 from the right. (Don't worry about the in-between part where they don't meet up, that will be hidden.) Add a photo and a frame, around 4x5" big.
Next I cut a sheet of cardstock into:
one 3x12" strip
six 3x4" pieces (they'll be the photo mats)
 and a 1x5" piece. 
This needs to be cut from proper scrapping cardstock, cause the cheap stuff is too flimsy.
Score the 3x12" piece at 7" from the right and then at every half inch till you have 6 scored lines:
Now fold those scored lines like this:
Put some sticky tape or glue on the 2 1/2 x 3" rectangle at the end and glue your first 3x4" photo mat on this. It'll overlap the end a bit, don't worry.
Next, put some sticky tape on the 1/2" area between the next 2 scored lines and attach the top of the 2nd photo mat on this:

Continue this way until all 6 mats are glued on. They should look like this from the side:
Now add some punched borders and the photos (mine are a tiny bit smaller than 3x4"). The album folds with the photos on top and the long cardstock strip (let's call it the "tail") on the bottom, like this:
Pretty up the last 1x5" strip of cardstock with a sticker border. Place the album on top of the frame and push the "tail" under the strip. Put some glue under the 2 sections marked with a cross and glue the strip down. Mine sits right on the seam between the 2 background papers. Re-enforce it with a brad on each side. Be careful not to put glue anywhere else, the album's "tail" needs to be able to move under it. 

Now put glue on top of the strip where it is marked with a cross in the middle, nowhere else:
Close the album halfway, place it so it sits right in the middle of the green frame and and push it down on the strip. The strip will end up being glued right under the bottom photo mat. 
Give that a moment to dry and make a tab while you wait. When you pull on it the album should work just fine now.

I thought my stitching should stand out a bit more, so I took some silver glitter ribbon, cut it in half and added some sticky tape to the back. Then I glued that in the space between the stitching lines. This ribbon is nice and soft and easy to bend into shape to follow the curves. Then I glued on some red rhinestone chain to hide the seam of my background papers.
And on top of each loop went a daisy charm. To make the red centre put a bit of Glossy Accents in the centre and cover it in microbeads. They are super cute as flower centres, but be careful, they are very jumpy! Let it all dry before sticking the charms down with a brad

All you need now is a title and you are ready to wow your friends with your awesomely clever waterfall album!

1 comment:

scrapMel said...

great idea and love the papered background Lisa K. Great job with the waterfall.