tami sanders * paper crafter

scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting…


Donna Salazar tutorial!

licensed artist DONNA SALAZAR shared a great step-by-step tutorial on the CLEARSNAP BLOG.

she shows how to create a wood background that is used to make a masculine card.

you can check out the project and get all the directions here:

How to Create a Wood Background with Donna Salazar 

here’s a snippet of the finished card…

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check it out!

2014 valentine altered book - frt cover wm


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introducing… “so smitten” valentine altered book

i’d like to introduce you to “so smitten“, the next book in my series of altered books, this one celebrating all things love {click on photos to enlarge}…

2014 valentines altered book collage 1

2014 valentines altered book collage 2

the book features papers and embellishments from Authentique’s Smitten line, inks and more from Clearsnap and of course, trinkets and treasures from my vintage {and new} stash! lots of loVelY touches: charms, lace, ribbons, bows, vintage bits and MORE!

this book was SO much fun to put together and i had SO many ideas that i couldn’t even use them all! you will find new techniques if you have taken any of my altered book classes before. and if you haven’t ever taken one, this is a great one to start with! lots of little details that make it fun and unique, but not overly complicated.

this valentine’s themed book is great as a gift for someone special or to keep yourself. friends, family, weddings, romances; adaptable to many different “types” of love.

here are the details:

what: “so smitten” valentine altered book class

where: stamp antonio

when: sunday, january 19

time: 12:00 to 5:00

cost: $65

i am finishing up the directions, and then i’ll be dropping the sample book off at stamp antonio {hopefully by the weekend}.

please call stamp antonio at 210-764-7900 for more information or to sign up.

thanks!


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NSD Blog Hop with the ClearSnap Creative Team!

join the ClearSnap creative team all weekend long as we hop and scrap and hop some more!

our designers are bringing you a bundle of fun and lots of inky techniques for your scrapbook pages!

just hop through and leave a comment on each post. each designer is giving away their own prize pack so be sure to visit every blog on the hop!

entries close on monday may 6, 2013 at 12:00am…

hi! welcome to my blog!

i have a layout to share with you that features LOTS, and LOTS of inks and more from ClearSnap as well as several techniques. my layout started with 1 sheet of white cardstock, scrap kraft cardstock, manila tags, raw chipboard pieces, and some ribbon, twine and bits from my stash.

my challenge to myself was to turn plain unadorned pieces and papers into a colorful, collaged, nature-themed layout.

here’s the finished layout…

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the white cardstock background was transformed into a bright, blue “sky”, by lightly spritzing it with Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz at the upper left and lower right hand corners, then filling in with ColorBox Sprays! in Sky. the combo of the aqua toned spritz and blue spray makes a very pretty sky, plus you get just a touch of shimmer from the spritz…

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next, i wanted to add some tone on tone images to make the background more interesting, so i used the Rollagraph and Jumbo Say What? Stamping Wheel along with ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink in Sky to add a very subtle script pattern

and Mermaid ColorBox Archival Dye Ink was used to stamp some aqua dragonflies …

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then the leaf pattern was added using Mint ColorBox Pigment Ink, which was heat set…

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and a distressed design was added at the right side of the page to balance the leaves using ColorBox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan. a handy tip here to avoid having sharp edges when stamping a design like this is to only partially ink the stamp. this is easy to do using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips tool…

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the edges of the background page were inked using both Chestnut Roan and French Blue Chalk Inks.

with the background done, it was time to move onto embellishing! i started with the photos, they were matted in kraft cardstock and the edges were inked using French Blue Chalk Ink. next, they needed a background to “rest” on, so i took a piece of kraft cardstock, added a pattern using the Rollagraph and Jumbo Mixed Dot Design Wheel with Watermark Ink. the design was embossed using Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder, then when cooled, was sprayed lightly with ColorBox Sprays! in Artichoke

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the manila tags were spritzed using Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz, then when dry, were stamped using Chalk and Pigment Inks. using several types of inks in layers produces an interesting contrast. for this tag, the clock was stamped with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, the watch in Mint Pigment Ink and the sentiment using Iris Pigment Ink which was embossed using Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder. a good hint when layering inks like this is to heat set as you go – especially if you plan on embossing a layer, otherwise, the embossing powder will stick to any ink that is still wet…

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the border under the photos was made using the Rollagraph and Standard Design Wheel in the Chinese Noodles Pattern. one of my favorite things to do with the Rollagraph is to roll multiple images with it, sometimes in different colors as was done here. the design was rolled once using ColorBox Premium Dye Ink in Sky, then again using ColorBox Archival Dye Ink in Moody Blue

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the raw chipboard leaves were first inked using Mint Pigment Ink, then after heat setting, the script design was added and embossed using the Jumbo Say What? Design Wheel, Patina Mix’d Media Inx and Top Boss Embossing Powder. a little distressing around the edges using Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink finishes them off…

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some baker’s twine and a charm finish off the layout…

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i used a LOT of different products and a LOT of different techniques on this layout, but don’t feel you have to do the same! pick and choose what you like best and what works for YOUR layout! but the next time you can’t find “that perfect paper” for your project, think about making it YOURSELF!

SUPPLIES:

ClearSnap:

  • Smooch Spritz: Sea Kiss
  • ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Dye Ink Sprays!: Sky and Artichoke
  • Color Catcher
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan and French Blue
  • ColorBox Pigment Ink: Turtle, Iris and Mint
  • Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx: Patina
  • ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Inks: Sky and Blueberry
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Ink: Mermaid and Moody Blue
  • Watermark Ink
  • Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder
  • Rollagraph: Standard Handle, Jumbo Handle, Chinese Noodles Standard Design Wheel and Say What? and Mixed Dots Jumbo Design Wheels
  • ColorBox Stylus & Tips

Other:

  • Hampton Art: Time Pieces Clear Stamp Set and Weathered Background Wood Mount Stamp
  • Artemio: #10001140 Postcard Clear Stamp Set
  • Woodware: English Leaves
  • My Sentiments Exactly: Multi Collage and Schoolhouse Lower/Number Clear Stamp Sets
  • Bazzill: White and Kraft Cardstocks
  • Beacon: Zip Dry
  • The Twinery: Baker’s Twine
  • 2 Small Manila Tags
  • Vintage Blue Seam Binding
  • Chipboard Leaves
  • Dragonfly Charm
  • Jump Ring
  • Small Safety Pin

Tools:

  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Heat Gun
  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Double Sided Tape

i was the last stop on this HOP; but just in case you were visiting my blog by way other than the hop, you will want to start at the top of the list and work your way down so you can see ALL the terrific projects and ideas!

Clearsnap Blog http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/  – start here
Megan Aaron http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Austin http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/
Tami Sanders http://tamisanders.com/ - you are here now

don’t forget to leave a comment at each an every stop as EACH CT member will be selecting their own winner!

and also please “likeClearSnap on Facebook, and follow ClearSnap on: Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest for MORE great project ideas and contest info!

and of course, please visit us on the ClearSnap Blog!

thanks!


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two halloween projects on the Clearsnap Blog…

hi ya!

i recently posted 2 halloween projects to the Clearsnap Blog..

first, i made a little “fascinator” — the very latest in what the fashionable pumpkin is wearing this year…

the hat is shown on a too small pumpkin because i gave my BIG pumpkin away…

you can see BOTH projects using the links below and also get all the supplies and directions to make them yourself:

PUMPKIN FASCINATOR

GHOSTLY WHITE TO SPOOK-TACULAR

while you are there, please be sure to check out other halloween projeccts from the other team members and myself.

and if you are in town, you can see both projects, as well as the Steampunk Halloween layout i did of drew, on display at Stamp Antonio.

tfl!


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Clearsnap & Momenta Blog Hop!!!

“Welcome to the Momenta – Clearsnap Blog Hop!!! We’re sharing some great projects using Momenta and Clearsnap products together to make paper crafty happiness! Grab a nice tall glass of lemonade and soak in the inspiration.

Plus, what’s a hop without goodies??? Leave a comment on each blog in the Hop to be entered to win a prize pack of Clearsnap and Momenta goodies valued at $75!! Use the rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap Blog for extra entries by liking our Facebook Page etc.  

Happy Hopping!”

hello! thanks for hopping with us today!

my project is an altered canvas; a gift for a friend who just had a baby girl. i started with Momenta’s Creative Canvas. the premade designs were adorable – but designed for a baby BOY! so I decided to alter the canvas using some pretty papers and cardstocks from Momenta jazzed up with inks and more from Clearsnap.

here’s the finished project…

i altered the script paper by using Schoolhouse and Vintage Mix’d Media Inx applied using the Stylus & Tip and CHL Cardmaking Template from Momenta…

and Chiffon Mix’d Media Inx and coordinating Embossing Powder to alter this printed paper…

Smooch Spritzes in Spun Sugar and Cashmere  and Sprays! in Strawberry were used to spritz printed papers, flowers, lace and ribbons. and Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter adds some pretty shimmer…

a few tiny touches, like a beautiful pearl head pin and hanging crystal and a safety pin with a tiny tag add  to the piece…

a frame, that was part of the embellishment pack for the canvas, was covered in kraft paper, then a design was added using Leather Mix’d Media Inx and the Momenta stencil…

a few pearl swirls and a name added with some vintage letter cards provided the finishing touches…

NOW… on to your next stop! scan down the list to the link marked “GO HERE NEXT”. all the links are listed just in case you are jumping in at the middle or get lost along the way. enjoy the rest of the hop! 

Clearsnap Blog: http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/

Pinky Hobbs: http://blueyecicle.blogspot.com/

Diana Gonzalez: http://www.arteypoemas.com/

Sarabeth Burke: http://www.chroniclesofsarita.blogspot.com/

Tami Sanders: http://www.tamisanders.com/ * YOU ARE HERE

Kristine Berc: http://stashofprettypaper.blogspot.com/ * GO HERE NEXT

Megan Aaron: http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/

Nicole Wise: http://fourwiseguys.blogspot.com/

Denise Hahn: http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/

Christa Uttley: http://dowhatyoulove-maxadriane.blogspot.com/

Suzanne Austin: http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/

Kazan Clark: http://nunutoolies.blogspot.com/

Momenta: http://mymomentablog.blogspot.com/


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Clearsnap & Trinity Paper Arts Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Clearsnap and Trinity Paper Arts Blog Hop!!!

 Our Design Teams have “teamed up” to share layouts, projects and more featuring Trinity Paper Arts’ paper collections and Clearsnap’s distinctive inks and accessories. From sports to summer and everything in between, kick your sandals off, grab a cold lemonade and enjoy the inspiration.

Hop along to each blog listed below and leave a comment…

http://clearsnap.blogspot.com
http://trinitypaper.blogspot.com
http://tamisanders.com/   — YOU ARE HERE!
http://taylordconcepts.blogspot.com/ — GO HERE NEXT!
http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
http://stitchcutcreate.blogspot.com/
http://www.arteypoemas.com/
http://www.kitsnbits.blogspot.com/
http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
http://www.rukristin.blogspot.com/
http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
http://www.jaxbeanstalks.blogspot.com/
http://www.hydrangeahippo.com/
http://scrapbookingischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
http://blueyecicle.blogspot.com/   http://www.twotearsinmybucket.blogspot.com/
http://faerieenchantment.blogspot.com/

Each comment is an entry into a drawing to win the entire Trinity Paper Arts’ “Surf N Swim” Collection!

PLUS, a second winner will receive Smooch Spritz in Gingersnap, Designer Foils in Blue, and Design Adhesives!

For extra entries, post about this blog hop to Facebook, Twitter or your blog! Just leave a comment on either company blog telling us what you did and each comment will count as your extra entry. And now, let’s heat up the summer!!!

Now that you have all the “deets”, onto the project!

Since a lot of my “viewers” are scrapbookers, I decided to do a 2 page layout…

I started with the idea of a scattering of different sized squares in a mix of patterns. The Surf N Swim collection has so many great papers, I wanted to use as many of them as I could. I also wanted to add in a few coordinating papers that I made using white cardstock and ColorBox Pigment Ink. Some of the designs were stamped straight on the white cardstock squares while others  were stamped on backgrounds tinted using ColorBox Pigment Inks applied with Stylus & Tip.

The background kraft cardstocks looked a little plain, so I used a template from Crafter’s Workshop and ColorBox Pigment Ink, again applied using the Stylus & Tip, to add some random designs.

The photos are framed with printed paper and cardstock sticker strips from Trinity Paper Arts.

The title was stamped on some white denim that was cut from an old pair of jeans. It was spritzed using several Colors of Smooch Spritz, then the title was stamped with ColorBox Pigment Ink.

Supplies:

Clearsnap:

ColorBox Queties Pigment Ink: Seaside

ColorBox Pigment Ink: Frost White, French Blue, Cyan, Harbor, Canary, Marigold, Orange and Scarlet

ColorBox Stylus & Tip

Smooch Spritz: Sun Kissed, Carrot Cake and Sea Kiss

Color Catcher

Trinity Paper Arts:

Surf N Swim Collection

Other:

Crafter’s Workshop: Chicken Wire Template

My Sentiments Exactly: Old World Lower & Numbers and Romantic Caps

The {Stamps} Of Life: Flower2Doodle

Hero Art: Lattice, Zig Zag and Lotus & Leaves

Stampendous: Geo Bubbles

Bazzill: Kraft and White Cardstocks

1 1/2″ Circle Punch

White Denim

Thanks for stopping by! Please head on over to: http://taylordconcepts.blogspot.com/ and see what Erika has to show you! And remember — LEAVE COMMENTS at all stops for MORE chances to win a prize pack!


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upcoming class info…

this saturday, april 21st – will be a day of crafting fun with REMINISCE papers and embellies at SCRAPBOOK N’ MORE in new braunfels…

classes include 2 layout classesDisney & Easter themed – and the cost of each 2 page layout is only $10! everything is cut, all you have to do is put it together! {kits for this class available if you can’t make it; just tell Susan when you sign up}. take one or BOTH!

then, we’ll be making a Disney themed altered book, with lots of Reminisce goodies! you’ll get 2 cardstock sticker sheets and 1 – 12 X 12 cardstock sticker sheet to embellish your book with! don’t worry if you haven’t taken one of my altered book classes yet, i’d consider this one a “beginner” altered book class. but i think those of you who have taken one of my other book classes will enjoy the project too! there are still a few spots left, so please call {830}214-1690 to sign up if you are interested!

then, on sunday, may 6th, i’ll be teaching this Mother’s Day Box of Boxes class at STAMP ANTONIO

we’ll transform an 8 X 10 box of boxes into a unique gift for mom for mother’s day using LOTS of great products from Clearsnap. you’ll get to play with Smooch Accent Inks, Smooch Spritz, Smooch Glitz, Fairy Dust Glitter, Design Adhesives and Designer Foils just to name a few. i’ve included plenty of trinkets from my vintage stash too — vintage buttons, old chandelier crystals, bottle caps, handmade vintage lace, junque jewelry bits, old art supplies, dried roses and more. i’ll also bring along more great chachkies for you to select from to help tailor your project for the recipient. other products used include: printed papers by Glitz, Bazzill Antique Book Papers and stamps from Paper Wing Productions. this project would also be perfect for daughters, sisters, grandmothers, friends or as a remembrance piece. the sample is now at Stamp Antonio if you’d like to see it in person. cost of this class is $35 and space is limited. so please call 210-764-7900 to sign up or for more info.

thanks!

 


happy halloween!

it’s halloween!!!

one of my FAVE-o-RITE holidays! what’s not to like? bright fun colors, fun, funky and spooky costumes and lots and LOTS of candy!

i’m sharing a special Dia de los Muertos project on the Clearsnap Blog in celebration of Halloween…

if you’d like to see some of the details of this project as well as the complete directions for it, check it out HERE — on the CLEARSNAP BLOG!!!

keep it SPOOKY!


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“christmas spirit” altered book sneak peek!

i’ve been busy finishing up the sample for the second christmas-themed book in my series of altered books…

i’d received numerous requests to do another christmas book by those who missed out on the first book or who wanted to do another christmas book – so i HOPE all of you who asked for this class, like the design and will SIGN UP! LOL!

a date has not yet been set, but i’ll be adding that info to my blog and sending out an e-mail as soon as its available.

here’s a quick look at some of the design elements…

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i added a lot of new and different elements to this book, so if you have taken one or more of my altered book classes, you’ll be able to build onto your  repertoire of tricks and techniques in creating your own altered books.

there are lots of little pockets and flaps to slip little notes and such in; wish lists, shopping lists, receipts – things that might be fun to look back on after a few years. and of course there are places for christmas photos – under the tree, christmas morning, visits with santa, christmas decorations – all would be great.

the papers used are all from Graphic 45′s new Christmas Emporium line. also used are lots of Clearsnap products: Smooch Spritz, Smooch Accent Ink, Chalk Inks and Fairy Dust Glitter. stamps and inks are from Hampton Art, the matching G45 Christmas Emporium Cling Stamps and the brand new ColorBox Decades Antiquing Inks.

and LOTS, and LOTS of vintage and not-so-vintage goodies from my stash! baker’s twine, velvet flowers and leaves, ribbons, pine brances, garland, mini ornaments, tiny bells and safety pins, holly and MORE!


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Welcome Blog Hoppers!

Welcome to the

 Clearsnap & Scor-Pal 

Summer Fun Blog Hop 2011!!

our lovely design teams have created some wonderful summer fun projects with the Scor-Pal, brimming with inspiration and of course lots of Clearsnap Inks!

visit each design team member’s blog to see what inspiring projects they have to share. leave a comment on each blog. we’ll choose one winner from all of the   comments posted to receive a prize pack from:

 Clearsnap and another from Scor-Pal.

here are the links to the Clearsnap Blog, Scor-Pal Blog and all participating designers… the links can be cut and pasted in your browser if the embeded links don’t work for you. we don’t want any hoppers getting lost along the way! and if you are jumping in at the middle of the hop, please be sure to circle around and see ALL the projects on ALL the designer’s blogs!

Clearsnap Blog ………. http://clearsnap.blogspot.com

Scor-Pal Blog ………. http://scor-pal.blogspot.com

Mary Dawn Quirindongo  ………. http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com

Diane Zechman ………. http://papercookies.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com

Sabrina Alery ………. http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com

Gini Cagle ………. http://ginicagle.blogspot.com

Jean Okimoto ………. http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/inkollage

Lisa Andrews ………. http://scrappingwithlisa.blogspot.com

Daniela Dobson ………. http://danieladobson.blogspot.com

Katie Tate ………. http://bothsidesofthepaper.blogspot.com

Charlotte Jenkins ………. http://suepup.blogspot.com

Stephanie Ackerman ………. http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com

YOU ARE HERE!

Tami Sanders  ………. http://tamisanders.com 

GO HERE NEXT!

Robyn Weatherspoon ………. http://robynweatherspoon.blogspot.com

Tami Mayberry ………. http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com

Jennifer Priest ………. http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com

now, on to the project! Scor-Pal is a quick and easy way to score any of your paper projects that need to be folded and/or creased: cards, mini books, boxes and MORE!

i wanted to see what other uses i could find for it. i like to add texture to my projects, and pleating is VERY popular right now. so i thought i’d try and use the Scor-Pal to add some interesting dimension to my 1 Hot Summer Journal project…

i thought it might be fun to try to make my own plaid paper using the Scor-Pal. so i first spritzed cardstock with some Gold Glow Smooch Spritz as a base color {i started with a 12 X 12 piece, then cropped to 8 X 8; reserve extra for use below}. and then to pleat, i scored the cardstock at 1/4″, then 3/4″, then 1″, then 1 1/2″, etc; this creates a pattern of 1/4″ sections separated by 1/2″ sections. when you pleat the paper, you’ll have sections that will be “hidden” when you spray on a second color and those areas will remain the base color…

to hold the pleats together while you spray the paper, use the Scor-Tape along the short sides. just apply a strip to each side, then remove the backing and stick the pleated paper to a piece of scrap paper {the tape will release easily by heating it a bit with a heat gun, or using undu}….

once the paper is pleated and secured to a scrap paper, place in the Color Catcher and spritz with Carrot Cake Smooch Spritz

let the paper dry, or speed up dry time with a heat gun. remove tape and here’s what you’ve created…

next iron your paper flat – or as flat as you can get it, then score and fold it the other way. tape and spritz the same as before, this time using Citrus Tickle Smooch Spritz. unfold and iron and here’s your plaid!

to create the sun, i pleated some of the leftover Gold Glow spritzed paper using the same 1/4″, then 1/2″, then 1/4″ scores, pleated it up, then taped it on the back in several places. then i adhered it to a scrap of cardstock, and traced and cut out a circle. since i had the Scor-Tape handy, it’s center circle looked just right!

for the rays, i thought a little “diagonal” might be fun! so i used the Scor-Tape to adhere the other leftover piece of Gold Glow cardstock to my Scor-Pal{don’t worry, the tape will come up! just use a little undu to clean if needed}…

then i used the same scoring pattern and pleated, taped and sprayed as before using Carrot Cake Smooch Spritz. once the piece was dry, i cut it into 1/4″ and 1/2″ strips, then tore off pieces and attached them to the back of the sun using Scor-Tape

for the waves, i spritzed some kraft cardstock with Sea Kiss and Ice Rink Smooch Spritz. i stamped “SUMMER” {My Sentiments Exactly: School Days Upper} on one strip, then they were ready to layer on the cover…

for the “1 hot”, i first scored a scrap piece of kraft paper at 1/8″ intervals both vertically and horizontally across, then i drew and cut out the “1″. it was then inked with Orange Pigment Ink, i also used a Stylus and a Blender Tip to apply a bit of Leather Mix’d Media Inx over it to bring out the creases. this same technique and ink was used to age and antique all the other pieces as well. the “hot” {My Sentiments Exactly: School Days Lower/Numbers} was stamped using the Leather Mix’d Media Inx and then, before it dried completely, i streaked on a bit of Marigold and Orange Pigment Inks, applied using the Stylus and a Blender Tip to create some “heat waves”…

to assemble the book, i cut 2 – 8 1/2 X 8″ pieces of kraft cardstock and scored them at 1/2″ along the left short side. then i cut filler paper to fit inside the book, using the holes that were on it. mark the holes in the scored tab area of the covers, punch, stack pieces and thread with jute; tie ends in a bow towards bottom third.

to embellish cover, tear plaid piece around all edges, and adhere to front. then adhere waves, using 3D Foam Squares to adhere “Summer” stamped piece at bottom. use 3D Foam Squares to adhere sun at upper left, then use more 3D Foam Squares to adhere “1 hot” at center of sun.

use the book to add photos and notes about YOUR summer…

i printed my photo on a piece of text weight speckled tan paper, then tore around the edges. i also used INK to emphasize some of the words — Aqua Pigment Ink for “COOL”, and Orange Pigment Ink for “Scorching”.

i hope you enjoyed this project and found a few new techniques to try using your Scor-Pal.

i also hope you are having a good time on this bLoG hOp; there are still a few more stops for you to make before you are done! Your next destination is at awesome Clearsnap Designer Robyn Weatherspoon’s blog.

and don’t forget to leave comments so you can be entered to win some AWESOME prizes!

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