Hello everyone and welcome to my second post today. Beware, this is a long and photo rich one as it includes an extensive mini book tutorial. So if you have the time, you may want to grab a cuppa and I hope you will find it worth your while.
Sin City Stamps
2 pieces 5.5" by 4"
1 diecut piece cut from a piece of 3" by 4"
2 pieces 1" by 4"
Cut your pieces and lay them out like this:
Next you are going to cover your chipboard with
Scrapbook paper. I used the Tim Holtz French Industrial collection. You will need:
2 pieces 5" by 6.5"
1 piece 5" by 3" (for the spine)
1 piece 4" by 4.5" die cut (for the shaped flap and the second spine)
This is to cover the outdside
For the inside you will need:
1 piece 7.25" by 3.75"
1 piece 10" by 3.75" die-cut at one end as before
For the hinges you will need:
4 pieces 2" by 3.75" of Kraft card or other strong left over card stock.
Start by covering the front and back covers with your chosen paper. Score at 1/2" around all 4 sides, miter and glue on to the chipboard with your adhesive of choice.
Next take your 4" by 4.5" shaped piece of paper and fold it round the second spine and shaped chipboard flap in the same way then glue them altogether, again, making sure you leave gaps between the chipboard pieces.
Next cover the inside with your chosen papers as shown in the picture below:
Alright, now for the hinges:
Score them all length-wise in the center and glue them together concertina style:
Now onto the fun part the inside pages, for this you will need:
6 pieces of 5" by 3.75 card stock of your choice. I used manila card stock by Ranger.
Here are my pages, - I used different types of stamps similar in style to the wonderful stamps Sin City Stamps make.
First I added some texture paste through a stencil. When dry I added different colours of Distress Paint, straight onto the card and then spritzt with water to let them marble
Next I added matching Distress Inks with my ink blending tool
And finally, the main stamped image, sometimes first stamped onto tissue paper and then added to the page with Glue 'n Seal, sometimes stamped straight onto the page:
Finally I embellished with flowers, leaves, a Sculpey heart, stamped before baking and coloured with Distress Paints and some Tim Holtz chit chat stickers. Textured bits were high lighted with gilding wax in gold and pewter
Here you can see still what the pages look like inside the book:
Shop and their blog where you can see all their amazing stamps.
I am entering this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, where the theme is Stripes.
I used stripy paper to line the cover of my album. The album itself was definitely inspired by SSSS DT member Candy Colwell, who did a really cool mini book tutorial two weeks ago.
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