Thursday, April 28, 2016

April inspiration with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Scrapmatts April inspirational post.
This time I made a layout and a card in a totally different styles just to show you how the similar Scrapmatts chipboards can be used on a vintage style layout and very modern and bright card.
So first  the layout.
I made the background with Stencil  Circles CT1001 and green embossing paste ( DCWV cardstocks and old Plaid paste that is still working as you can see).
The whole set of three String circles 04 CB5140 was added over the two photos painted with almost white acrylic paint (also the natural color was very similar after all). The third circle was added to keep four journalling words from Scrap words 25 CB1239 set.

The  title cluster was made over the film strip  chipboard (Film strips 05 CB1232). It was heat embossed with clear embossing ink and black embossing powder. Another piece of Scrap words (Scrap words 25 CB1239) was also added to this title cluster.
All String circles were connected with wire- as the connection for this pair on their wedding day and just to keep them in the right position . A bit of washi tape was added from both sides of those circles too- again, for the connection and  as it's pretty difficult to glue such a thin chipboard piece in a nice clean way.

Scrapmatts products used:
Film strips 05 CB1232
String circles 04 CB5140
Scrap words 25 CB1239
Stencil  Circles CT1001

And now my card for today: bright to pastel colors and background layers made with DCWV cardstock and Sizzix dies (both matting and holes  in the yellow layer).
The Scrapmatts chipboard window was covered with DecoArt crackle paste that can be seen even over this so delicate chipboard piece.
The flowers were painted with gel acrylic paints and you just need one single layer for the full shiny paint coverage.
Both chipboard oval frames are from the same set. The pink one was heat embossed with pastel pink embossing powder. The inner frame and the title word were heat embossed with black embossing powder.

I also added a small topper piece from the same Ornate frames set on the bottom to add some interest (pink embossed as the big frame).

As you can see this card is pretty flat and can be mailed in the regular envelope and still it has lots of layers and texture.
Scrapmatts products used to make this card:

Windows 04 CB5120
Flowers 12 CB1234
Ornate frames 05 CB1220 
Assorted words 01 CB1134

Irit Shalom


  1. These are gorgeous Irit! Wonderful use of all those chipboard pieces!

  2. Love the layout, the amount of Scrapmatts product you have used is awesome...stunning. Your card as well, great use of the chipboard, loving it

  3. Great layout but I really love the card great work

  4. Creative and original work - lovely