K&Company never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Their designs are always innovative and cover a wide range of styles from muted and refined elegance to vibrant and bold playfulness.
Most K&Company collections are quite extensive and feature a wide variety of matching products. For example, one collection might include papers, glitter papers, embossed papers, stickers, epoxy stickers, 3D stickers, rub-ons, chipboard, tags, tape, die-cuts and more all beautifully co-ordinated with each other. It makes it so easy for us scrappers to mix and match (although I love to make up my own combinations as well!).
I have a particular weakness for their rub-ons. Many are accented with glitter for that extra sparkle and some come with rhinestones to give your scrapbooking layouts a bit of bling. They are stunningly detailed and very easy to use.
For example, in this layout I have used rub-ons from the K&Company Amy Butler Lotus collection:
Materials Used: Blue Bazzill cardstock (for the background), Pebbles Inc Theodore Circle paper, Creative Imaginations Unit 22 paper, Stemma Milestones paper, Scenic Route Charlotte Canal Street Floral paper, 7Gypsies Boulogne paper, Foofala Brown Ivy paper, white cardstock, pink ink, Doodlebug Bubble Blue Hopscotch Alphabet stickers, Paper House Beach Alphabet stickers and K&Company Lotus Rub-Ons W/ Gems.
As you can see, I have used several rub-ons all over my layout to embellish and highlight my photos.
Apart from the photos, my main feature of the page is the collection of flowers, rub-ons and rhinestones in the bottom right corner of my large photo:
To re-create this collection:
1. Cut out a large flower shape from Foofala Brown Ivy paper. It should be about 8cm in diameter. Carefully scrunch it up and then flatten it again. Ink all the way around the edge with pink ink. Also smear some ink across the face of the flower and set aside to dry.
2. Cut out three circles from Foofala Brown Ivy paper. The first should be slightly smaller than your flower (maybe 5.5cm in diameter), the next slightly smaller than that and the next smaller still. Carefully scrunch each one up and then flatten again. Ink all the way around the edge with pink ink and smear some ink across the face of each circle. Set aside to dry.
3. Place your flower in the bottom right corner of your photo, but do not glue down. Take note of its position. Apply your K&Company green branch rub-on so that when the flower is glued down, it will look like it is sitting on top of the end of the branch, as shown in the picture above. You may also want to add a small green butterfly rub-on, as shown above.
4. Glue your flower in place. Layer your three circles on top of it and glue in place.
5. Cut out a second, smaller flower from Foofala Brown Ivy paper. It should be about 4.5cm in diameter. Again, carefully scrunch it up and then flatten it. Ink all the way around the edge with pink ink and smear some ink across the face of the flower. When dry, glue above and to the right of your large flower, as shown above.
6. Cut a circle approximately 2cm in diameter from Foofala Brown Ivy paper. Carefully scrunch it up and flatten. Ink all the way around the edge with pink ink and smear some ink across the face of the circle. When dry, glue in the centre of the flower from the previous step.
7. Finally, embellish with rhinestones from your K&Company rub-ons by positioning them in curved lines coming out from your large flower, as shown above.
K&Company designs are extremely versatile and easily adaptable to suit many different styles of scrapbooking and different themes. For example, I could just as easily have used these rub-ons to decorate a page about my beautiful nieces, flowers, butterflies, a picnic or even my wedding. And of course, they could also be used when making cards or other off-the-page projects.
As always, the key to a fabulous layout is to use photos and products that you love and, to quote the K&Company rub-ons used here, “Do What You Love” and “Love What You Do.”
I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas for using K&Company on your layouts. Please leave a comment in the comments box below.