Hello, Crafty Friends!! I'm back again with Team DCWV and it's another gorgeous day in and out of my craft room!! And I want to share some of that gorgeousness with all of you!!
Speaking of GORGEOUSNESS in the craft room...
Today's project was made using GORGEOUS papers from DCWV's Royal Gypsy Stack. This entire stack is filled with beautiful patterns with a variety of rich blues. And as a awesome bonus... check out the awesome gold foil!!
Other Supplies Used
4"x 4" Paper Lace Pad (DCWV)
Eileen Hull Designs' Scoreboards Needle Book Die (Sizzix)
Creative Station Lite (Xyron)
Mat Board (Sizzix)
Le Plume II MArkers- Pale Green, Violet, Light Blue (Marvy Uchida)
Water Brush (Pentek)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Metal Embellishment (Momenta)
This sheet is just an awesome sample of what is included.
It is also what started this whole project! I was flipping through the pages and found a gold foiled feather. It was part of a panel that had a beautiful sentiment. But the sentiment was too large to what had in mind.
I decided to use it anyway. And used my Marvy Le Plume II Markers and a waterbrush to color and shade my gold feather. I used Pale Green for most of the feather with Lt. Blue down the center. I added more Lt. Blue up top and Violet in the center for the "eye". Then just blended out all the colors with my water brush.
Once I got the colors to the intensity I wanted, I cut the feather out by hand.
Such a pretty feather needs something just as pretty to lay on...
I had this awesome die in my collection and had been wanting to make one for a while now.
So, I used a couple coordinating sheets from the Royal Gypsy Stack and layered it onto some Mat Board. Then ran through my Big Shot stacked on my die... and cut it all at the same time!
It not only cut my patterned paper, it separated the patterned paper pieces at the crease lines (which saved me time from cutting them apart), and it made crease lines in the mat board, all in one pass!!
Next, I ran the segmented pieces through my Xyron Creative Station Lite to add adhesive to the backside of the paper.
Then attached the patterned paper to both sides of my book cover and buffed down the sharp edges with a sanding block.
I added a line of clear liquid adhesive to the inside middle of the book. ONLY down the center.
Then added a 4"x 3.25" piece of felt.
I didn't worry about glue showing through... I simply ran crinkle ribbon down the middle, flipped it over and tied it off on the outside. Finishing off with a basic bow.
Then I glued the closure to the outside of the back side of the book. wrapped around front to see where it met and added a magnet on both the book and to the closure strap. (No picture for this step sorry! By the time I realized I did take a pic I had already glue it down and was on the next step)
Once, my glue had dried. I moved onto dressing up my front. I wanted the feather to be the focal point of the cover but it got lost with the patterned paper I chose.
I found the really pretty gold foil doily in the Paper Lace pad and it was perfect... it just needed to be trimmed down a bit. I cut about 2 inches off and attached it to my front cover.
Then added foam adhesive behind the feather and mounted it onto the doily. I tied eyelash yarn around the feather for more texture, then added a metal embellishment to the bottom of the feather.
And here is my finished book...
I also added a tiny rhinestone to the top of the closure.
Remember when I said I wanted to SHARE some GORGEOUSNESS??!!
Well, I am giving away this Hat Pin Book to one lucky person!!
But what's a Hat Pin Book without HAT PINS, right??!!
So... Included in this GIVEAWAY are three handmade hat pins!!!!
Each pin was handmade (by me) with Swarovski Crystals!
All you have to do is leave a comment below!!
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Good Luck, Everyone!!
Hope you all have a GORGEOUS day!!
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