Friday, November 19, 2010

Wedding guest book made for a friend


My daughter Wisaal's long time school friend got married a few weeks ago. She decided to make her a special guest book for her wedding.  the book was made from scratch using chip board for the cover - covered with a cream raw silk finish scrap book paper and a lovely gold and cream embellished sheet of fancy paper I bought at the deckle edge.

The final product...  the left side of the cover is an embossed cream and gold sheet of paper I purchased at the Deckle Edge which is layered over a cream satin raw silk finish scrapbook paper. I cut some of the flowers of the floral paper and attached it to the cream raw silk finish scrap book paper. As always I was in a rush so just used some really handy gold stickers to personalise the names and the date.... a small sticker from a wedding collection sticker set I bought whilst in the UK... added the "new beginning"


I used diamond stickles to embellish the flowers.. it just needed some bling...after all this was a wedding guest book...>vbg<

I stamped this image from Paper Inspirations on the front page of the book in Memories art print brown ink. The inner pages of the book was made with 120gsm cream shimmer paper.
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I bound the book with cream satin ribbon using the Japanese stab stitch method. Added a gold and cream ribbon to finish.  I also added a cream braid to layer over the join of the cream and gold cover. Having made quite a few books already I can highly recommend you to make a template for the holes so that one gets them perfectly aligned. If these holes are not perfectly aligned your pages will end up being skew in the book... and this looks really awful.

This is the opening page... flourishes are from the Hero Arts clear rubber stamps collection

The wording "guest book" was stamped with Hero Arts clear alphabet sets.
Each page was embellished with a "love" verse - the idea was to have guests write wishes to the couple around the verses on the various pages.


The flourish is from a Hero arts clear by design set. The wording is also from the Hero Arts wood mount stamps

An old favourite of mine, this is an old PSX stamp.. unfortunately no longer commercially available.

After loading these pics onto my blog I realised that we forgot to take a picture of the inside cover... I usually cover the inside cover with a contrasting matching paper as well to finish it off... I'll load some pics of my shop's guest book as an example of the inside cover soon so you can see what the inside cover of the books look like...

thanks for taking the time to pop by

have a wonderful weekend

hugz

shamela ;p)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A card for Barbara's Birthday


Our RSA Group recently hosted a "Friend" ATC Swap. I'll load mine later this week once the swaps have been sent out. But I based this card for my friend Barbara on the ATC I made for the Friend Swap.


The Cream is Cream shimmer 120gsm paper - I stamped Hero Arts  Background stamp in Antique Linen distress ink. Over stamped with Penny Black Diamond border  in Tea Dye Distress ink. Finally stamped with wording "friends" Paper Inspirations friends clear stamp set in Vintage Photo distress ink.

The main image is from Crafty Individuals 

I finally finished off the card with a metal heart embellishment. and a little brown diamante on the "i" for the word "friends"

thanks for taking a peek.

hugz

shamela ;p)