Monday, 4 July 2011

Ways with Sassafras

Sadly, this is Rachael's last project and class for us as she moves on to papstures new. We will miss you, Rachael and thank you for everything you have done over your past couple of years time with us
Without further ado, here is the class Rachael prepared for us before leaving:

Products used:
Sassafras Sweetly Smitten and Starters
Zva Creative pearl swirl

1. Using a sheet of starters paper for your background add a small square
of patterned paper that has been stitched around the top half. Don't
adhere the square right to the edges so you can tuck other elements
underneath. Add one of the great strips that come on the bottom of all
of the Sassafras papers.
 2. Cut out some flowers from the Vintage Lovely paper and add a couple to
the bottom right hand corner of your square. To get extra depth onto
my pages I use a lot of pin flair glue gel which is a silicone free
gel that can be used to raise elements off the page. On these flowers
I have used the usual adhesive along the straight edge that is going
to be covered by more paper and added some gel to the area that will
be on show so it is slightly raised from the page. Add a length of the
die cut strip across the bottom of the square and your photo.



3. Cut out a selection of flower and leaves from the Vintage Lovely and
Floral Fields patterned paper and arrange them at the left hand side
of your page. Add them in the same way as you did the other, using
your usual adhesive on the bottom and pin flair on the top.



4. When ever I use stickers on a page I always matt them onto scraps of
paper first and then cut them out, I can safely move them around my
page without worrying that I won't be able to unstick them. Add your
cloud and journaling block to the top of your square.


5. Add a pearl swirl across the bottom of your square.


6. Build up the right hand corner using cut out flowers and stickers.
Ensure that the end of the pearl swirl is covered.


7. Add some flowers to the top of the square along with your title. I
have added extra detail by using green stickles on the centre of each
of the flowers





Rachael created a second page using Sassafras papers:


All of the Sassafras patterned papers have a gorgeous die cut strip at
the bottom of each sheet, we all spend a lot of money on border
punches but Sassafras have created a product where we don't need to
use them! I wanted to create a page where the border strips formed a
major part of the design.

I created this page in very simalar way to the first in that I cut out
elements from the patterned paper that I liked and thought I could use
and then built the page around that.








3 comments:

Nat said...

Stunning Rachael :) xxx

Diane said...

Thanks for this Rachael- I didn't know that Sassafras paper was so good for fancy borders, so I'll have a better look at them as I can't stand tonnes of bulky punches yet I love the effect.
Good luck with your new pastures

Jenga said...

I love using the die cut strips too :)