National Craft Month is still going strong and today we’re bring you one of our favorite projects from Quick Quotes. This Eye on the Clock Scrapbook Layout is perfect for a family album. As time flies by, it’s important to take a moment and reflect. Use rub-ons, embossing powder and gems and so much more to personalize your layout. A chipboard clock serves as the perfect centerpiece for your page. Barb Craft of Quick Quotes brings us today’s crafty scrapbook layout tutorial.
Eye on the Clock Scrapbook Layout
I love the Powder Puff Chalking Inks and the Chipboard embellishments from Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company! Both are amazing products and today, I am going to show you how to use them on your layouts.
It isn’t often we are blessed enough to get a photo that spans 4 generations with 90 years difference from the youngest to the oldest and I wanted a special layout for this memory. The Quick Quotes Chipboard Clock
was the perfect embellishment for my layout. Let me show you how I did it…
Quick Quote Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
Rub-Ons: American Crafts
Flowers, Flourishes: Prima
Gems: Creative Charms
Crackle Accents: Ranger
Embossing Powder: Hampton Arts
Metal: Making Memories
Other: Cardstock, brad, tulle, lace
1. I started by deciding on the basic design of my layout. Once that was decided, I pulled the chipboard from it’s packaging and was ready to go to work.
2. I knew exactly where I was going to place the chipboard piece and I also knew that there would be a piece that was hidden behind a photo. I decided to cut that part out so that I could save it to use on a future project. (This chipboard is so great you won’t want to waste any of it!)
3. I placed a plain piece of scrap paper uner the chipboard I was working with. I then inked the chipboard with watermark ink. This ink doesn’t have any color. It’s job is to hold the embossing powder.
4. Once you have completely covered the chipboard with the watermark ink, remove the first piece of scrap paper and replace it with a new piece. (The first piece will mostly likely have ink on it from the last step.) Sprinkle the embossing powder over the chipboard making sure to cover all of it. The embossing powder is going to stick to the ink. Shake off any excess embossing powder onto your piece of scrap paper. Remove this paper from your work area. The extra powder can be placed back into the container to be used later.
5. You need to heat the powder so that it begins to melt. (You will want to use a special heating tool for this. A household blow dryer will not get hot enough.) You will be able to see the embossing powder melt. Be sure to move the heat source around. If you leave it in one spot too long, you can “over cook” it. I also recommend that you protect your work surface when doing this step. If not, you could cause damage from the heat.
6. I didn’t want a really smooth, even surface so while parts of the embossed area was still hot, I sprinkled on a little more embossing powder in a few random places and heated it again. As you can see in this photo, there are places where the embossed part is thicker than in other places. Just the look I was going for!
Here is the completed clock on my layout. I have used the new Copper Kettle paper line from Quick Quotes. As you can see, I also embossed the clock hands and attached them with a brad. The clock hands make a nice “photo corner” for my photo.
And finally, one more close up of the clock. This picture shows you the areas that were embossed a little more and the ones that were distressed with the Powder Puff chalking inks. The combination of the two makes for a beautiful, aged embellishment!
We are giving away a prize a day every day here on our FaveCrafts blog for National Craft Month. It is so easy to enter and be sure to check back each day for our Project of the Day post like this one to comment to enter! You have 31 chances to win and a new special prize each day.
Today’s Prize is…. Powder Puff Chalking Inks!
- Contest open to US and Canada residents 18+
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- Contest closes March 6, 2012 at 11:59p CST.
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