I have been busy with my favourite stamps, papers and machine today!
It is a friends birthday tomorrow and I was trying to get this book finished this morning, but what started out as a little project, grew and grew...so I am sorry to say, the book will be a day late getting to her...hope she forgives me!
For this book, I used Avenue by Crate Papers, the Brush Butterfly stamp by Penny Black and several phrase stamps by Tim Holtz, Penny Black and PSX.
For the cover, I used some of the diecut letters from the Avenue range to spell out her name. I placed some of the letters flat onto the cover and raised two up onto 3D foam to give the cover that added dimension.
I then cut several different shaped and sized pieces of cards and decorated them with the papers and rubberstamping.
I used black Distress Ink to smudge all around the edges of the pages to give them some uniformity and also, added the odd touch of silver Stickles here and there to jazz it all up.
As a finishing touch, I added some little silver embellies on jump rings and dotted them thru the book.
Once I had bound the pages, I tied co-ordinating ribbons to the wire and then added a little white tassle I made.
I hope she likes the book, the papers are so versatile and look great on any project.
I made a card and an ATC to match the book so all the things she receives will be co-ordinated!
Thanks for looking....Hels x
6 hours ago