Part 1: Counting the Layers!
I'm starting my Christmas gifts with a sort of ........ well, it's not really a mini album and I wouldn't call it a scrapbook -- wouldn't necessarily say it's a smash book..... Hmmmmm, maybe I'll create a name for it as the mini-series continues!
The challenge over at Heart 2 Heart this week is a multi-layer
work. This inspired the page on the left. I've included 2 pages in this post; but I'll be concentrating on the multi-layer page.
All of this incredible cardstock and paper is from CTMH ~ with one exception.
I'll start with a brief description of the page on the right. I started with Champagne Cardstock and paper from the Florentine collection. (I've been saving this for the right project!) The large tag is Tag 3 from the Art Philosophy Cartridge. I went into CCR and "hid" the holes, cut the tag and then cut off the bottom and sliced it in half. The stamps are from CTMH Country Born and A Flowering Bunch. (Sidenote about Flowering Bunch: I didn't like this one when I bought it and now it's one of my favs! Funny how that happens!) Distressing was done with Barn Red and Chocolate inks. I only taped down the left side under the ribbon area. That way my friend can lift this tag and put something under there! I then embellished with a scrap of brown grosgrain ribbon, Mocha Gems, and the little gem over the ribbon is from Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood.
Ok, on to the layers upon layers page! I started with a piece of cardstock *layer 1 and adhered my blue patterned paper *layer 2. Then I put the border on the right side. The ribbon creates *layer 3. I then cut two envelopes from the dark brown cardstock (I think it might be Chocolate) using the Artbooking cartridge. Since the envelopes fold we now have *layers 4 & 5! Cuttlebug bird and vines folder added embossing to the 5th layer. I then turned to my Art Philosophy cartridge and cut 4 tags; 2 from Champagne and 2 from the Florentine paper. I stamped the Champagne tags with the notebook lines for journaling. Let's see, this creates 2 more layers; now we're up to *layers 6 & 7!
I put twine around the envelopes before sticking them onto the page and tied the lace doilies from the Mini-Medley Antiqued Gold onto the twine. There's *layer 8. The You are my Happy is from the CTMH Stamp Set with the same name - another *layer 8. NOTE: This tag is not from CTMH paper; I found it laying on the desk and thought it was a great size! It was left over from Katie's wedding; you'll be seeing lots of wedding leftovers in my projects!
I took this entire page and adhered it to another piece of cardstock (could this be *layer 9?) you will see next week in the mini-series. When I adhered it, I used an ATG and did a U or C shape leaving the left side open to slide in the mat for pictures and journaling.
I then cut the Art Philosophy shape 8 *layer 10 from Champagne cardstock and inked it in Chocolate. I cut mats for both sides, corner rounded them, and inked them in Sweet Leaf and Twilight. I placed a journaling card on one of the mats *layers 11, 12, & 13! The Chocolate stamping on that journaling card is from the Sweet and Lovely set. I, of course, had to pop a Mocha Gem there for the pull. I love those Mocha Gems!
I imagine you feel you've been in on an episode of Sesame Street counting to the number 13 on Halloween! I can just see 'The Count' going through the layers of this!
*If you are obsessed with counting, I didn't count the twine as a layer. I included it with the doilies. I had to end on 13 since it's Halloween!