May 19, 2014

Sewing with Gold Thread, Scrapping with Bar Code Strips and Heat Embossing Wood Veneer

Happy Monday all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I have a new scrapbook page to share with you that I created for Elle's Studio May Inspiration Gallery. I've also shared a few tips and techniques that I used while creating this layout.

SEWING WITH GOLD THREAD | Recently I attended the Memories Scrapbooking Expo and Jenni Bowlin had a booth there. I saw a layout in her booth that used gold thread on it and I immediately fell in love with the idea and knew I had to get my hands on some gold thread ASAP! Well, needless to say, I finally did and I used it on my Never A Dull Moment scrapbook page.

Never A Dully Moment Scrapbook Page Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #julianamichaels #scrapbookpage

DESIGNER TIP | Since the gold thread is a little more expensive than plain colored thread, I used white thread for the bobbin. This saves money and you really can't tell.

SCRAPPING WITH BAR CODE STRIPS | This layout initially started out with the idea that I wanted to use as many of the bar code strips from Elle's Studio as possible on one layout. I always trim these off and save them. I use them all the time on my layouts, but I still have quite a stash, so I wanted to use up some of them. I went through what I had in my scrap drawer and selected ones that matched the striped dress my niece is wearing.

Gold Thread Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #julianamichaels #goldthread

HEAT EMBOSSING WOOD VENEER | Have you tried heat embossing on wood veneers? I hadn't until this layout, but it works beautifully. All I did was tap a Versamark ink pad on the veneer to cover it with ink, sprinkled it with embossing powder and then heat set it with my heat gun. Wah-la sparkly stars!!!

Heat Embossed Wood Veneer Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio Patriotic Kit #ellesstudio #julianamichaels #woodveneer

Aren't these gold stars fabulous? These are stamps that are part of the Elle's Studio Patriotic Exclusive Stamp Set. I stamped them with Versamark ink as well and covered them with gold embossing powder before I heat set them.

Embossed Gold Stars Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio Patriotic Kit #ellesstudio #julianamichaels #goldstars #stamps

SUPPLIES | NEVER A DULL MOMENT SCRAPBOOK PAGE

Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio | Everyday Moments, Penelope, Love You More, Noel
Die Cuts: Elle's Studio | May Exclusive Kit
Stamps: Elle's Studio | Patriotic Stamp
Ink: Versamark Watermark
Gold Sewing Thread: Coats & Clark - Bright Gold
Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up! - Gold; Stampendous | Frantage - Vintage Embossing Enamel (used on wood veneer)
Flair: American Crafts | Dear Lizzy
Ink Pen: March Uchida | Le Pen - Dark Gray

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous page! Love the idea to heat emboss the wood veneers - the gold sparkle on a page looks fab. (Now if I could just find my embossing gun and get my sewing machine to work. ;) ).
    Love the Elle's Studio!

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  2. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that gold thread and loving the stars!!!

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  3. I too just recently bought some gold thread. Love your layout and ideas!!

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  4. Great use of just a few supplies to make a wow layout. :-)
    Janice

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  5. I love the touches of gold! This is just gorgeous! A new fave!

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  6. This is too cute Juliana, and I love the look of the Gold thread!! I just used this title on a layout, too!! HA!

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  7. What a fabulous page! Love the circle of gold thread! (need some too!!) and love all the colors on your page!

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  8. Wow! Seriously awesome layout design, Juliana, and I LOVE this post! So filled with great tips and ideas! I've been seeing a lot of things done with the gold thread lately, and I have to say that I absolutely love it! Your big stitchy circle element is fabulous. Absolutely love what you did with all the bar code strips, too, and the embossed stars are awesome. Just brilliant!

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  9. What a GORGEOUS page and you tips and ideas are worth their weight in gold hehe ;) I love the entire LO and must definitely try to heat emboss on my wood veneer today, thanks to you! :) I'm still very much a beginner seamstress so, I will probably hold off on the gold thread til I'm more confident, but great tip on using regular thread on the bobbin--and noted! Thanks so much for sharing this most delightful page! Super inspired!

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  10. Really sweet page! Love what you did to the wood veneer!

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