Friday, August 7, 2009

Bloom for a Great Friend, Part 2

I'm back today to show you the journal I made that goes along with this card. Although I still used the SEI Mimosa paper and the In Bloom stamp set from Papertrey Ink, I did some things a little differently for the journal. This is the larger art journal from SU, which covers with paper very nicely, thanks to the spiral punch.

My Etsy customer requested that I use some embossing, so I embossed the flower and leaves right onto two of the solid Mimosa papers. The chipboard tag (which is SU) was covered with another dot paper, then I embossed the swirl from Baroque Motifs with Ranger polysparkle EP. It's subtle but adds a nice touch over the glittery background papers. I punched a hole in the tag with my Crop-a-Dile, tied some old olive (Elementary Ribbon Originals) ribbon through it, and adhered the flower with pop-up glue dots.

The sentiment from Define Your Life was also requested by my customer. I stamped with dusty durango and layered it behind a Maya Road chipboard oval frame covered with more solid Mimosa paper. I trimmed it down and sanded the edges, then used two layers of pop-up glue dots to adhere it to the cover. It seemed like it needed a bit more something, so I added these teeny little Making Memories adhesive pearls and put three larger pearls up top for balance.

So, how did I do for my first altered journal? I think it turned out quite nicely, and I also think this won't be the last of these that I do. In fact, when I ordered this one I got two extras just in case I wanted to make more. It's been really fun!


Karoly said...

This journal is absolutely stunning – I hope you decide to make more and add to your shop!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This journal is magnificent Lori!! Love the colors, dimension, and layout!! Beautifully done!!