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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Blending with Tri-Blend Markers  
      

Light, Dark, Medium, Light!

 

Spectrum Noir's Triblend Markers take the guesswork out of blending! These markers house three ink chambers that have three different shades; light, medium, and dark. This allows for a perfect gradation of a color.

 

 

Start by coloring the whole area with the light color. Next use the dark side to put in your darker areas and shadows. Then use your medium color to color the area between your light and dark areas. Lastly, color over the whole area again with the light shade to blend everything together.

Just remember:

Light, dark, medium, light!

 

         

 

 

 


 

Color Me Photoplay

 

The Color Me papers from Photoplay have many designs to choose from! These are perfect to cut apart and stick on a card or layout!

 

      

       

 


 


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #165  
      

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

Show us what you can do with this sketch!

Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #165 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded 1000 Cherry Points! All other participants will receive 100 Cherry Points. You have until midnight (11:59 pm EST) Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to post your project. See Terms & Conditions.

 

Don't forget to visit our Contests & Challenges forum on our Message Board for even more inspiration!

 



 

Last Week's Challenge #164 Winner of 1000 Cherry Points!

     

 

Congrats to all4ty!

 


Becky Fleck, founder of PageMaps.com, created a free resource eight years ago, providing distinct, original sketches that help papercrafters spend less time planning their pages and cards and more time scrapping them. Becky is the editor of Scrapbook & Cards Today, one of Canada's favorite craft magazines. She also designs for a number of your favorite paper crafting brands. You can find many more of her sketches by visiting PageMaps.

 


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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Step Up Your Cut File Game!  
      

 

Sometimes a cut file takes on such a dominant part of your design, it can be intimidating to add mixed media too! In this case, I created a mixed media layer just inside the wreath with Vicki Boutin’s Iridescent Glaze to add just the smallest detail and much needed sparkle to this page. This layout was largely inspired by this stunning Bloom street collection from Pink Paislee as well as the gorgeous cut file that Paige Evans created, you can find that here.

 

 

First, I backed the cut file with beautiful papers from Bloom Street’s 6x8 Paper Pad and then used a cardboard template I’d made in a similar size to the wreath to draw a light penciled circle on the background. This allowed me to clearly see where my mixed media should go and the cut file will cover the line later! You could also use a bowl to trace in roughly the same size as your cut file.

 

 

Using my traced circle as a guide, I filled the inside with Vicki Boutin’s Iridescent Glaze through a heart stencil, carefully keeping the design inside the circle only. I didn’t bother adding glaze where my photo would be though. Once that dried, I placed the cut file in place to check and it was perfect!

 

 

Now, a few embellishments from the Bloom Street Cardstock stickers and fussy cut flowers from Paper 12 of the Bloom Street collection finished it off! I did sneak on a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in Silver Lining just for a bit of detail too!

 

 

Such an easy and fun way to add a little extra sparkle and detail to an otherwise very simple page! While cut files are great for building your backgrounds, mixed media takes it to the next level! If you’d like to see this layout in action, be sure to check out the process video

 

 

-Laura Alberts
ACOT Design Team

 


 


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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #164

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

 

Show us what you can do with this sketch!

Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hang...

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Mixed Media Mix Up - Volume 3

 

Hey friends! Natalie here today with another Mixed Media Mix Up! Volume 3 will focus on texture paste and 7 different techniques of how to use them.

(Check out the other posts in this series:  Vol 1  |  Vol 2  |  Vol 4)

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Mixed Media in a Grid Layout

From Our March Guest Designer, Lorimar Ortega

 

Hello! I am Lorimar Ortega and I have been the March Guest Designer here at ACOT. In this post I will show how you can make this messy, layered grid layout that was so fun to make.

 

I am using the

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #163

Paper Crafting Inspiration from A Cherry On Top

Show us what you can do with this sketch!

Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #163 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded 

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Creating a Mini Album | This is Family

 

 

Hey friends! Erica here with you today to share a super cute and chunky mini album using the Jen Hadfield This is Family collection. You can find this collection in the A Cherry On Top shop!

 

 

This mini al...

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #162

 

Show us what you can do with this sketch! Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging,..

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Title Tips for Random Embellishments - Featuring Dear Lizzy Here & Now

 

Hello everyone! Sara with you today talking about random embellishments. If you are like me, you enjoy having your scrapbook layouts be cohesive. You want the photo, journaling, title, and embellishments to compliment each other. That can get difficult...

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

How To Create A Card With Cut Files

 

Hey friends! Erica here with you today sharing a fun card using the beautiful This is Family collection from Pebbles. I love that this collection can be used for so many things. I wanted to share how you can create a card using cut files! ...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

March Guest Designer

Please Welcome our March Guest Designer Lorimar Ortega!

 

How long have you been a 'Cherry': If I recall currently I've been a 'Cherry' for about 7-8 years. I've always loved the wide variety of scrapbooking products that you guys have. Only recently did I find the inspiration gallery and now I...

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