Pearl Brads are available in 6 vintage colours – Pearl, Latte, Soft Blue, Pink Ice, Ice Green and Chocolate.
Kaisercraft has just released four mixed lace packs – available in four colours – white, natural shades, cream and black.
Each pack contains 5 different types of lace measuring 23 1/4 inches (60cm):
To see all the packs head here.
These little gems are awesome – and are the perfect additions’ to your scrap stash!
Our Design Team have been creating masterpieces with these little beauties, and over the next few days we’ll be sharing with you these amazing projects!
First up… Trudi Harrison…
“You give me HEART wings” layout
Layout ‘You give my heart wings’ by Trudi Harrison. Materials Used: Pearl Brads – Latte (EM931); Lace Pack – Cream (EM927); Secret Bird Society Collection: Patterned Papers Disguise (P547), Classified (P545), Conceal (P549), 6” Paper Pad (PP827), Die Cut Elements (DC323); Grosgrain Ribbon – Forest (RI608); Alphabet Stickers Cream and Plum (AS217); Chipboard Alpha #2 (CB108) & #3 (CB109); Turquoise ink. Other: Doily Lace Border Punch.
The cream lace pack and Latte Pearl Brads coordinate beautifully with the Secret Bird Society Collection. I have secured the thinner cream lace by machine stitching to a length of grosgrain ribbon from the ‘forest’ pack.
The large cream lace has been gathered into a circle. To do this; cut a length of lace and then hand stitch a running stitch along the top. Pull gently until if bunches up, using fingers move the gathering until it forms a circle effect. Secure and tie of. I have attached a bow to the centre and finished off the arrangement with a butterfly and pearl brad.
Make butterflies ‘take flight’ using Pearl Brads
The Pearl Brads have been used to not only decorate the hand cut butterflies but to also add dimension to the wings by raising them up when they are sitting on the page.
To achieve a similar effect attach a pearl brad to the centre of the butterfly and push the prongs of the brad flat against the back – I have positioned the prongs to sit across the wings. Now bend the prongs gently upwards – for a subtle result they do not need to be bent too much.
Wear your pearls
The pearl brads are gorgeous and I reckon that they a good enough to wear. This got me thinking about using them to create a piece of costume jewellery. I found this piece:
And added some chocolate pearl brads (prongs removed) and some Secret Society Patterned Paper to come up with this,
The patterned paper has been sealed with dimensional magic and the pearls have been attached with hot glue.
‘Pearl Bracelet’: by Trudi Harrison. Materials Used: Pearl Brads – Chocolate; Secret Bird Society 6” Paper Pad (PP827). Other: Bracelet, dimensional magic, hot glue.
Card – Special Day
Lace is not only pretty, but it provides a lovely textural effect and adds a touch of softness to a project. This time I have layered a length of lace from the natural pack over patterned paper. I have sprayed it lightly with some patina glimmermist to add a touch of shimmer and a hint of blue to it.
Card ‘Special Day’ by Trudi Harrison. Materials Used: Lace Pack – Natural (EM928); Secret Bird Society: 6” Paper Pad (PP827), Clear Stamps (CS748); Wood Flourishes Frames (FL305); Rubons – Romance (RB808). Other: Cardstock, white embossing powder, glimmer mist, machine stitching, heat gun
Next, a pretty vintage card by Karen Shady,
Here Karen has made a lace flower…. Gorgeous!
Next a cute headband tutorial from LG!
“Altered Headband” project by LG Belarmino – Kaisercraft Lace Packs white (EM926) and cream (EM927), Pearl brads pink ice (EM932), Grosgrain ribbon Little Girls (RI602) and some Shimmerz paints.
My 2year old daughter just started attending school a month ago, I decided to alter one of her old headbands because I find the new Kaisercraft laces to be perfect for this project. The patterns and the texture is so amazing for a gorgeous and fun hair accessory.
To achieve a colored look for the lace, dip it or use a brush to add some paint. By using the white lace, it will allow you to achieve the color you wanted. On my project, I have used some pink and yellow colors. Here is my daughter wearing this beautiful headband. She loves it so much!
Next, a cute gift bag from Christy!
Gift Bag – Christy Saeger
Decorate a simple brown (or white) paper bag with your favourite scrapbooking embellishments!
Stay tuned for more Pearl Brad and Lace Pack projects in the coming days! :)