Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A New Year, A New Year's Resolution

I know, I know, we all make New Year's Resolutions. However, I'm really going to work on keeping this one. It's very important to me! This particular resolution, among others, is to update my blog at least once a week. So, here is my first posting for the new year.
This is a wedding book that I made for one of my daughter's best friends, Taylor. She got married this past October. This was the guest sign-in book, as well as the book to write in the gifts. It is made with Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla cardstock. Baroque Motifs was stamped onto the Very Vanilla in Versamark and then embossed with a combination of Pretty Pearl (retired Stampin' Up! embossing powder), clear embossing powder, and some Silver Mica Powder. I know it's a strange combination, but it worked, and looked really shiny and pearlescent. I cut out ovals for the main image, which was stamped with the Stampin' Up! stamp set, "To Have and To Hold." This was also embossed with the same concoction as above. This was mounted on a Brushed Gold scalloped oval. I used several different colored organdy ribbons cut and taped together, and mounted in the middle of the cover, then put Stampin' Dimensionals on the oval piece and placed this over the ribbons. After I bound the book with my Bind-it-All, I put some large flat-back champagne pearls on the left-hand side of the book to give it some elegance. Then, it all needed something in the right lower corner, so I printed the words on my printer, punched them out with the label punch, and used Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware over the punched-out piece. I loved the way this looked, and it created just the right third "leg" of the triangle that the book needed.
Right now I am busy working on creating samples for Valentine's with the "Love You Much" stamp set and bundle, including the triple heart punch and Candy Lane Designer Series paper that are included in the bundle. This bundle is going to be featured at my stamp camp this Saturday, January 17th. I will be posting the projects later this week so everyone can see what we made. Feel free to email me if you would like more information on the bundle or the projects!


Kymm Kent said...

I like it. Very nice. Did you just do the outside or is there more inside?
Hey Resolutions are ok. I made one to send birthday cards to everyone this year and also to keep a blog. So far so good. :)

Anonymous said...

Robin, That book is absolutely gorgeous! Patricia