Monday, September 17, 2012
I recently purchased a set of stamps at a rummage sale at my local stamp store. Those stamps seemed perfect to use for some of the 2013 calendars I am in the process of creating.
All 4 stamps used on this and the next calendar shown came from that set.
I used spellbinders dies to cut out the sentiment and an additional layer of card stock to mount it on.
I used some sparkling embossing powder on the word 'Time' when I stamped it. And I used my gel glitter pen to highlight parts of the stamped clock in the lower left corner.
The sentiment I used is one of Tim Holtz's stamps. I love the sentiment and wanted to use some of my 'inspirational' type stamps on this year's batch of calendars.
I used my gel glitter pen again to highlight the hands on one of the embossed clocks.
I used the sponge applicator tool to add some shading to the sentiment after it was cut out with a spellbinders die.
And just as I had with my previous design... I created 4 calendars using one color (purple) and then created 4 more in a different color scheme... orange.
Without knowledge of the wedding color scheme I selected the handmade paper, which I happened to have in my stash, for the front and back covers.
The soon to be married couple aren't into the hearts and flowers or 'cutesy' theme so I selected flourish stamps. I didn't find out until after I was well on my way with the book that the table linens are going to be ivory and black... my book will match!!!
I had searched the internet for phrases to use on the front cover, but none of them 'felt' right. Then one day as I was browsing in Michael's craft store I saw a photo album with the phrase I used/stole. I double checked with my friend if she like the phrase as much as I, and she thought it was perfect.
After printing the phrase, and the bride and groom's names and date, onto some of the handmade paper I cut them out using spellbinders dies and then mounted onto black Stardream text weight paper that was also cut using spellbinders dies.
I added dots of pearl colored liquid pearls to the flourishes I stamped on the front and back covers. I love the look of it.
Before I finished off the insides of the back and front covers I cut 3 lengths of tulle and 6 lengths of black and silver fibers. I threaded all of that through a silver bead finding piece and positioned it on the left side of the front cover taping the ends down on the inside so that it would be hidden when I finished the inside of the books covers.
The inside pages are ivory parchment paper. Before I bound the book using my Zutter Bind it All I colored the edges of the inside pages using a gold paint marker. It gave the book a more professional look.
I did include enough pages in the book so that guests could each use a page to write a message.
I used the same stamps, ink, embossing powder, and brads on this easel card that were used on the book.
I constructed the easel card so that after the wedding celebration the top 2 layers of the card can be removed and added to the inside front cover of the the guest book.