Thursday, April 11, 2013

Project Series: Mini Album Part 2


The purpose of this post is to show you a project I created and at the same time use it to teach various techniques and highlight Close To My Heart products. Please take these techniques and apply them to any project, card, or layout of your choice!
This is part 2 of a 6 part series:
  • Part 1: Front & Back Cover
  • Part 2: Pages 2 & 3
  • Part 3: Pages 4 & 5
  • Part 4: Pages 6 & 7
  • Part 5: Pages 8 & 9
  • Part 6: Pages 10 & 11
Page 2
On this page I wanted to show another way to cover the chipboard without inking it completely. I used the script stamp from our universal backgrounds stamp set. It works perfect with the Typeset paper pack and many others. It is also great to make your own pattern paper.  The stamp is 3x3 inches so you have to line it up and stamp it a few times. Our stamps are clear and they are made to line up perfectly. In addition, our blocks are clear making it so easy to line it up exactly where you need it!
I knew that I was going to cover the center of the page with another piece of paper, therefore, I made sure the edges were perfect lined up but the center didn’t have to match. In fact there is a whole gap in the center of my page that I didn’t stamp, but since it is covered, no one is the wiser!

The stamp makes it looks like I have a special background paper! I inked the edges of my cardstock and attached it to my page. For the journaling spot, I used our April 2012 Stamp of the Month.  I used the lined stamp that can also be used for backgrounds or to give a detail to cardstock. For this project I used it to make journaling lines. I finished the page off with some embellishments and a personal sentiment from me.
Page 3
For the third page I wanted to cover the entire page with paper. I chose my papers and attached the black typeset print and the orange cardstock. I trimmed the black typeset print with my CTMH micro scissors and finished it with finishing files for a smooth edge. I then added the black cardstock strip and used a black pen and ruler to draw some subtle lines for future journaling. For embellishments I added a chipboard dimensional that I inked with Bamboo ink and then stamped “Our Vacation” on top.

I hope you enjoyed this post in the mini-album series. Did you learn a new technique? I would love to hear your comments! Please share, tweet and Pin It.
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