So, if you've been reading my blog at all lately you know how crazy I am about making Mini Scrapbooks, right? Well, here's another one I've made featuring Gina's Kindred Spirit Men stamp line. I've shared it in my Splitcoast Stampers Gallery but haven't shared it here yet, so thought I would do that today.
This little book uses one piece of 12x12 designer paper folded, cut, and scored. I found the directions online somewhere and adapted it to make it work for what I wanted to make. I used thin chipboard for the cover. Did you notice my 'clever' item I use to keep my book shut? Yup, it's one of my rubberbands for my hair. I just tried to make it pretty by adding a few ribbons - LOL!
I colored all the images in with Copic Markers. This was the first project I made after I bought my very first Copic Marker box. I was so excited to use them and was pretty happy with how easy they were to use with these stamps. By the way, my first Copic Box was C... now I have all 4 boxes. Once you buy one box, you're a goner because you 'need' all of them!! LOL!
I shaded the stamped images with Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks. It adds a nice subtle shimmer to the images. Then, I took my SU marker spritzer and spritzed sahara sand marker to 'dirty up' the images. All the edges of the papers were distressed with Tim Holtz's Tonic Distresser. Then, I used Sahara Sand ink to add more shading.
The book has 4 double layouts and ends up having pockets on each side. I used one pocket on each layout spread and decided to glue the stamped images on the other one. I used ordinary Office Tags that I stamped with Stampin Up's Twill background stamp using Sahara Sand ink. I took my Staedlter multiliner pens and drew double lines around the tags and colored in the lines with a Copic Marker. Screw brads and stamp sayings from the coordinating Kindred Men Greetings finish off the tags.
When I first started working for Gina, I told her that I wanted to have her carry some star punches because to me stars are a man's flower. LOL! I love my flower punches and primas, but I don't like to put them on my masculine based projects. My go-to guy embellishments are always stars and metal embellishments.
To accent the stars, I took my multiliner and drew broken lines all around the image. It's another go-to addition for me when I'm looking for a handmade touch.
I'm sorry the photos are so wonky. It's really hard to get a good photo of this little book because of how it's made. It doesn't lay flat or open completely.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day!
Project Details: Kindred Spirits Men Greetings, A gift for Dad, Hiking with Dad, Just me and my Dad, With Daddy's Help, Copic Box C, Stampin Up designer papers, Office Tag, Chipboard, Screw Brads, Tonic Distresser, EK Success Star punches, Black Pens, Brilliance Graphite Black ink, Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks, ScorPal