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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Woodware Challenge week 18 Something for the Boys

Evening Everyone
I made this yesterday in preparation for my class at Davina's this evening.
I am entering it into the Woodware challenge HERE, where the theme is Something for the Boys.
I think that it also fits the challenge on the Woodware USA blog, where it is Happy Fall Y'All !!
Maybe the link is a little tenuous but I think it would make a nice gift for a man so I guess it might fit after all.
The class was making notebooks using the Zutter Bind it All machine, so I made this one using some lovely Autumn Leaves from a Stampendous stamp set. Very masculine. Well I think so anyway lol.
The notebook is actually made to fit a large post it note pad, very useful for listing all those little jobs that you need him to do lol.
The covers have been made from some pieces of mount board and I have sponged dye based inks all over them. Cover one side of each piece of card at a time.
When you have sponged colour all over the surface, stamp the leaves randomly using the same ink pad. I have used the Spice Big and Juicy pad.
Once you have finished stamping apply clear embossing powder to the entire thing. Since the colour has been sponged onto the card it will stay wet for a lot longer and enables the powder to stick. Once the powder has been heated and cooled stamp over the entire thing with an Artimeo word background stamp using Timber Brown Stazon ink.
Originally I had stamped 'Notes' direct on to the cover but I didn't like it so a well placed nestie hides a multitude of sins.
Unfortunately tonight's class never went ahead, but at least this is one less Christmas prezzie that I will have to make.
Off to bed now.
Love and hugs
Kimx

1 comment:

  1. I don't think that it is a very big stretch! I love the colours and it is great to be able to stamp over the embossing and not just under. I really should use my Bind It All..... Thank you.

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