Friday, 28 September 2012

Welcome to Valerie & Petra

A huge welcome to Valerie & Petra 
new members of our Creative Design Team

Valerie Mangan and Petra Offrell have joined our team.
Many of you will have noticed we have had a few beautiful, inspiring and eye catching projects from both of these ladies and I am sure there is plenty more to look out for in the future.

Here is a little bit more about Valerie and Petra.

Valerie Mangan
I’m a working mom & wife living in New Jersey. I take heavy inspiration from the trends, pattern and color I see every day, particularly at my ‘day job’ where I work as an interior designer. I would classify my style as clean, linear and graphic, although every now and then I like to pile it on - especially when I’m working on cards. Like many scrapbookers, I'm very interested in photography. I love all things art and design related, and I'm always trying to learn something new. I take classes whenever I can at a local stamping shop in NYC - satisfying both my needs to be creative and spend time in the city!

Petra Offrell
I am Petra Offrell a.k.a. pysselpetra from Malmö, Sweden. I have 3 kids {Alva 4 Teo 6 and Love 8 years old}, 2 cats {Busan & Cosinus}, one dear husband and a passion for Scrapbooking. I love to try new techniques and different media and I also like to challenge myself to try new things and styles. I love turquoise, brown, orange and lime but I find myself scrapping all kinds of colors. Papers with well-coordinated colors and beautiful patterns make my heart beat a little bit faster. I stamp, I paint, I mist, I tear, I stitch, I cut and I punch… but I keep to my Clean & Simple style.. with some artsy elements.

I am so happy to be on the team!

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Pumpkin Blessed Card by Julie Jacob

Thanks to Julie Jacob for this detailed Blessed Card.
Julie has stamped on the pumpkin design from our Sept download. 
The warm Autumnal colouring on this card looks very inviting.

What you need
Pumpkin stamp from Photocentric's Sept downloads
Teresa Collins GT1705 Giving Thanks - Stripes (solid side)
Teresa Collins GT1702 Giving Thanks - Brocade (orange background side)
Teresa Collins VF1004 Vintage Finds - Orange Damask (black side)
Teresa Collins VF1001 Vintage Finds - Bingo (colored side)
Teresa Collins VF1008 Vintage Finds - Black Damask (text side)
Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds - layered flowers
Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds - Decorative brads
Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds - Border strips
Jute string
Orange ink - Ranger - Adirondack in Rust
3D foam squares - Thermoweb

What to do
Cut Orange Damask paper to 8"x6". Score and fold in half.
Cut solid orange paper to 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". Sand edges if desired.
Add glitter border to top of solid orange paper.
Loop jute string around several times, beneath glitter border. Tie with knot and fray ends.
Cut 'Blessed' Bingo card from Bingo paper and mat with black patterned paper.
Use 2 layers of flowers...adhere together.
Stamp 2 small pumpkins with orange ink on text paper and cut out.
Adhere pumpkins to flowers as the centers, using foam squares.
Add flowers to Bingo card...then add flower brad, also with foam squares.
Adhere Blessed bingo card to orange paper with foam squares.
Adhere orange piece to card base with foam squares.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Halloween Epoxy Magnets by Valerie Mangan

We have more Halloween stampmaker projects to inspire you to create your own stamping extravaganza! Thanks to Valerie for sharing her wonderful magnets - which can be created with the Halloween downloads. These magnets would look make great gifts or party decorations!

What you need

September Photocentric Stamps
Clear epoxy page pebbles
Patterned Paper (Type print or old book page)
Ink (Black), Spray Ink (orange)

What to do

Icon Magnets
Stamp images onto type printed paper.
Apply clear page pebble over stamped imaged and cut off excess paper.
Apply magnet to back with large glue dot.
Spider Web Magnet
Stamp images onto type printed paper. Mist with spray ink.
Apply clear page pebble over stamped imaged and cut off excess paper.
Stamp spider, trim from background and attach to surface with dimensional adhesive.
Apply magnet to back with a large glue dot.

Time taken: 30 minutes 

To get a perfectly clean circle, gently sand edges of page pebbles.