Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DIY Washi Tape Glitter with Tamy

TITLE:    DIY WASHI TAPE GLITTER by Scrapbook by Tamy

Hi Off the Rails Scrapbooking readers! Here is Tamy, all the way from Brazil :) 
 I am here today to share something cool, pretty and easy with you.

You will need:
-double-sided tape
-Craft or makeup glitter
-Nail varnish base or top coat or hairspray
-Cleansing tissues (wet wipes)
-Paper or a tray to protect your working area

Let's get started, it's very easy.
Cut the tape on your desired size, spread some glitter over the tape, and with your finger try to make it even and also remove the excess.

Keep repeating the process as many time as you like also using
 different colors and put aside.
Once you have all the tapes you want, place a sheet underneath them and spread 
some top or base coat over them to make sure the glitter stays on place.
Wait for the enamel to dry, clean the back of the tape with wet wipes and it's ready, 
you can use your tapes in all the projects you want to.

You can also watch the step by step on my channel.

Few ideas on how to use the glitter tape you just made.

If you like it, please leave a comment 
God bless you
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Tamires Giroto
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Monday, February 8, 2016

January Winner

Firstly where did January go ?? 

Today is the day we announce January's winner, so I won't keep you all waiting 


 Scrapping With Yvette 


If you could please contact Candy at  
 to claim your prize
Thank you again to everyone who participated  

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Amazing tags with tutorial by Auguree

Hello everybody Auguree is sharing an amazing tutorial on creating these awesome tags today.

Today I'd like to share a quick tutorial in to show you how to create the tags I created for this month's challenge. February is the month of love and although I cringed at the thought of Valentines day in my single years, it became one of my favourite days of the year. Yes, I'm one of those people who celebrate my wedding anniversary on the 14th of February and this will be our  12th. So yes I went for the pink and black moodboard.

 Grab 2 tags. If you don't have any just use 2 rectangle pieces of paper  approximately 6 x 3.5 inches and snip off the top corners.

Start by cutting and glueing some paper scraps onto both tags.

Add white gesso to one tag.

Paint the other tag with black gesso.

Stamp some texture onto the white tag and add pink ink. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang. You may use any other brand you have for example Dylusions.

Randomly add some silver texture paste to the black tag and stamp with a script stamp and white archival ink, once the texture paste is dry. I used Brilliance Inks.

Select a paint colour from your stash and any stencil you may wish to use. Mix the paint with a little 3D Gel to make it a little thicker and more flexible. Add your stencil design to the tag, using the thickened paint.

Start assembling and glueing on your embellishments to both tags. For the white tag, you may be required to add extra colour using ink and or Smooch inks. I added some script stamping as well, since my design ended up covering quite a bit of my prepared background. Add interest by adding little mosaic mirrors to both tags.

White tag

Black tag

Once satisfied with your arrangement ads another tag to the back for more stability.
Punch in the holes and set with an eyelet. String through some ribbon, lace or chain of your choice.

I really hope you enjoyed this one and look forward to see your takes on the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Doilies with Carol

Hi everyone. Carol here today sharing 2 cards and a hanging ornament plus a tutorial. I love doily!!! Be it doilies for baking, doily stamps or doily dies. Doily can add a simple feminine shabby touch to my projects.

"Congrats" Cards

I made 2 wedding cards with doily diecuts. Added glitter glue to all flowers.

I pop up the doiles with foam tape to create abit of dimension. These are so easy and fast to assemble.

Die cut the words from foam sheet with Lawn Fawn Congrats die. Layered 2 pieces of the butterfly punch outs.

Love the carriage diecut from Tattered Lace. Colored the Imaginarium Designs "Congratulations" chipboard with Metallic Black acrylic paint.

"Pastel Doily Ornament"

Chinese New Year (an important festival for all Chinese) is coming on Monday and being one who don't like too much red and gold(the "lucky" colors for Chinese New year), I made my own hanging ornament for my home deco. Thinking of using the dream catcher concept. Doilies are the perfect touch coupled with the pink Chinese knots/butterfly ornament. Here's how I made it:

Made the ornament with these 2 dies.

Diecut few pieces of  thin cardboard or thick paper with the Sizzix wreath die. Layered and glue them together to make the solid base.

Use a diecut doily and glue to the wreath base.

Layered another piece of cardboard wreath.

Diecut many pieces (I used about 27 pieces per side x 2 sides) of tiny doilies with MFT die. I used the glassine paper bag as its quite light and thin (looks like the baking type of doily).

Punch holes to add string and Chinese butterfly knots.

Layered and glued the mini doilies around wreath base. I used Aleene's tacky glue for this.

 Lastly I added some Prima flowers.

Hope you enjoy my sharing and my simple tutorial. Happy crafting. And Blessed Chinese New Year to all who celebrate.

Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Grungy and Romance Tutorial with Elisa

Hi Everyone,

Elisa here from the Design Team for Off the Rails and I am so excited to share with you my first tutorial post for Off the Rails Scrapbooking Blog. I thought that I would share a different way of using chipboard to create a mixed media background for your layouts plus share a tip of using tissue paper to add texture and dimension.

Here is the February Challenge mood board that I used as the inspiration for my layout.

and here is the layout I created for the February Challenge and my tutorial, I don't usually work with pinks etc having two boys but I loved the idea of creating something a little grungy yet still within the theme of the mood board 'Romance' hence all the love hearts and xoxo and the recent photo of my husband and I.

Alright its tutorial time !!

Instructions are under each photo.

Step 1 - Add Gesso to your page  (can be messy and bumpy) with a palette knife and dry well with a heat gun.

Step 2 - Once dry lay some smaller chipboard pieces (or wood veneer, or die cuts etc) onto the page and use your favourite colour sprays, spray directly over the chipboard pieces using them as a mask, it may seep under a little bit but don't worry!!

Step 3 - Keep spraying over the top of the pieces with another colour, I used black and white as well as bright pink. Doesn't have to be a fine mist can be larger spots and splats. Dry thoroughly after each spray of different colour leaving your last spray (of black in my case) still slightly wet.

 Step 4 - Once dry take the wood veneer or chipboard pieces off and place your larger chipboard piece on the page and wet your brush with gesso, paint all over the chipboard piece making sure you go over onto your page, using your piece as a mask again, the gesso will blend with the spray and create multi tones of greg, white and black once you lift off the chipboard piece after painting on it and I made sure the laden brush went through the gaps onto the page. I also used a small spray bottle filled with water and gave it a little spray here and there to make the paint a little more fluid. AND YES it gets a little messy, don't worry!!

Step 5 - As you can see from the close up above, the chipboard 'mask' has created a textured pattern as part of your background.

Step 6 - I repeated step 5 a few more times around my page, added a few more black sprays (especially some larger splats). Also at this stage I sprayed white onto the page and created drips by tilting the page.

Step 7 - The tissue paper!! I folded my tissue paper into a few layers and punched out flower shapes (to bring out the flower elements of the mood board), I separated the flowers into singles and stuck them to the page whilst the white spray was still wet, they soaked into the background quite well.

Step 8 - I stuck down my larger piece of chipboard and added more splats of colour using my bright pink and black sprays, leaving space for where my photo was to go. I just undo the lid, grab the top with the inner tube attached and just lightly tap on the tube with my finger, it creates awesome splats using the ink left in the tube.

Step 9 - Stick the smaller pieces of wood veneer back on in almost the same position as they were but not quite so that you get an almost a shadowed effect. I also added a few more elements to the page including my photo and paper layering and black thread. At this stage I also used a white pencil or you can use a white pen to trace very lightly around the tissue paper flowers just to make them stand out a little bit.

 And the above photo is the finished product. I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial. Don't forget to leave some love....


Elisa xx