Monday, March 5, 2012

Sweet Floral Background Stamp on Composition Book

This is the prettiest journal anyone would love to receive!  My uplline, Carol Gilmore, was the inspiration for this beautiful project!  This Composition Book measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/2".  We used Rose Red and Wild Wasabi markers to ink up the Sweet Floral Stamp (item #122855); it was stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 5" x 6" and this was layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Then we die cut some butterflies from Rose Red and Very Vanilla cardstock using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit (item # 118138) and glued them on using Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)..

We decorated the back with a piece of Basic Black cardstock and we die cut a strip of Basic Black for the "fringe" on the front of the book using the Tasteful Trim XL Die (item #120893).  We ran the Very Vanilla cardstock pieces under the finge through the Big Shot using the Stripes Embossing Folder (you can get this for FREE as a Salea-Bration benefit!).  We used the Decorative Label punch (item # 120907) to make the "Friend" accent, but you could die cut an initial or die cut some flowers; the options are endless!  The Rose Red cardstock ribbon hanging from the accent measures 1 3/8" x 3" and the Very Vanilla cardstock ribbon measures 1" x 3 1/2".  We just used our Paper Snips (item # 103579) to cut the slits at the ends. 

To beautify the "Friend" accent piece, we used the Boho Blossom Punch (item #119858) to make the Rose Red cardstock flower and attached it with a Stampin' Dimensional (item # 104430).  To stamp the accent image, we used the Four Frames Stamp Set (item #123440 wood or #123442 clear), the Charming Stamp Set (item #116519 wood or #125829 clear), and the You're a Gem stamp set (item #122268 wood or #122270 clear).  For the finishing touch, we added some Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon (item #119261) and Basic Pearls (item #119247). 

Have a great week and contact me if you have any questions!

1 comment:

  1. Maria this is gorgeous. What a beautiful book to make as a gift or one for myself. The flowers look so pretty and soft and the butterflies add that final touch. You have a great talent. Rachel