Sunday, October 29, 2006

Mini Stampbord Book

In my endeavours to use different media types. I thought I would have a go at using the fabulous Stampbord as a base for a project. I bought a sample pack of the Stampbord and the largest pieces in it were 2 x 2 inch squares. So I decided to use two of these as the back and the front of a mini book with concertina pages. I had first to decorate the squares and used Ranger Distress Inks, Stazon, a flower stamp, a word card stamped with the word 'Bloom' and UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).

The technique was as follows: Using distress inkpads in Broken China & Pine Needles I applied ink direct to the stampbord surfaces in a random pattern to my liking and then dried thoroughly with a heat gun. I then used black Stazon and a tulip stamp from Joanna Sheens Victorian Flowers plate to stamp both pieces of stampbord. I then used a piercing tool to scrape away the outline of the tulips back to the white stampbord surface. This gave more depth to the images.

When happy I then applied three coats of UTEE to build up a good layer and on the final coat applied the bloom card so it was completely embedded in the molten UTEE. This was to be the front of the mini book. I then used light blue card and cut it into 3 strips of 1.75 x 7 inch. These I folded in half and then in half again and then stuck them together in a concertina fashion. I then took a 7 inch length of contrasting ribbon and applied this with glue to the inside of the back piece of stampbord of set to the right. I held two small metal rings in place on the short end of ribbon by folding over the end and securing with a blue brad. This ribbon will then become the fastener to hold the book together when closed.

Finally the concertina folded card was glued to the inside of the front stampbord piece and over the ribbon on the back stampbord piece. At this stage I have not decorated the pages............but will use some mini images and inks to complete. I liked it so will do some more in different themes now.

Pin It


  1. gorgeous colours, beautiful - i look forward to seeing the insides when it's all finished

  2. Oh Sid - this is stunning - I absolutely lurrrv the colours !

  3. I love the shade of teal blue you used! gorgeous book!


You can still post without entering verification. Thanks so much for your time taken to comment and I really appreciate you doing so !

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...