Well, after posting this message, I am sure you all know how excited I am to be able to share one of my latest creations with you!!
The album; that I made for Round 2 of Lil' Scrappers Big Summer Win, got me through to Round 3!! Yay! I am still shaking from the announcement. I really didn't think I would go on. ALL of the albums ROCKED.
The rules for this round were:
- Mini album that was NOT a circle or a square
- Some type clear element
- Must use stamping of some kind
Here is what I made:
I have taken lots of pictures of Presleigh "crafting" over the last year or so, and have always wanted to put them together (since I think she has my "crafting gene"). This challenge was the perfect opportunity!!
I started by creating a paint palette and paint brush file to cut with my Cricut, using Sure Cuts A Lot. By using the "multi-cut" feature I was able to cut chipboard and clear palettes and then some chipboard brushes. Each page was covered with paper and decorated.
The album measures approximately 5" x 4". I used a Paper Studio alpha set to stamp "CREATE" for the cover and adhered it using Xyron adhesive.
I used my Big Bite to punch a hole through all the pages and then used a binder ring to keep together. Between each decorated chipboard page, there is a clear plastic page. On these I used some Autumn Leaves Journaling stamps (with StazOn) ink and then journaled with a slick writer. Each clear page also got some Primas added to it.
Some of the chipboard pages got accented with gems and others had a paint brush made from chipboard added to them. I wanted to keep the decorations simple since the papers were so pretty. To give the paint brushes more "pop" I covered the brush part with clear lacquer (whatever that stuff is that dries clear and is raised). May be a bit hard to see in pictures.
Supplies: PP & CS - Close To My Heart Boom-Di-A-Da, Clear plastic sheets - Accucut, Chipboard sheets - unknown, Flowers - Prima, Stamps - Autumn Leaves (Journaling), Paper Studio (Alphabet), Gems - Target $ Spot, Adhesive - Xyron and Glue Dots, Die Cutting Machine - Cricut Expressions, Software - Sure Cuts A Lot