Levi Celebration Album


size: 4-1/2” across

Materials

  • Chipboard: 4-1/2” white circles, four or more (Zsiage); L; black star
  • White cardstock
  • Leather cording

Tools

  • Stamps: cowboy themed set; alphabet
  • Ink pads (Ranger): Archival Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Clear Embossing Ink
  • Embossing powders (Ranger); Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress; Silver Pearl Embossing Pearls
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint (Ranger)
  • Adirondack Pitch Black Acrylic Paint Dabber (Ranger)
  • Inkssentials tools (Ranger): Cut N Dry Foam; Non-Stick Craft Sheet; Rub it Scrub it Pad; Heatit™ Craft Tool
  • Inkssentials mediums (Ranger): Clear Perfect Medium; Clear Perfect Medium Pen; Glossy Accents
  • Gel Medium (Liquitex)
  • Circle Cutter (Fiskars)
  • Craft punches: big star (Fiskars); small star, folk art heart (EK Success)
  • Water mister
  • Stapler and staples
  • Computer and printer
  • Optional: C6280 All-In-One Printer and Photo Paper (Hewlett-Packard)
  • Optional: Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe)

Directions

  • 1. Following manufacturer’s instructions, apply crackle paint to front of one chipboard circle and chipboard letter; let air dry for a few hours or allow to dry until first cracks appear, then finish drying with heat tool.
  • 2. Print tabs from computer, creating red text box and white text. Cut out tabs and fold in half. Glue one tab beneath edge of black chipboard star using Glossy Accents; adhere star to cover using Glossy Accents. Adhere letter to star.
  • 3. Print black-and-white photographs and crop to fit circle pages. Using photos as guides, create backgrounds and decorate remaining album pages using desired techniques in Steps 4-9.
  • 4. Paint page with black paint dabber. Emboss words with Vintage Photo Distress powder.
  • 5. Punch heart from white cardstock, cover with Distress embossing ink and Vintage Photo powder to create embellishment for a photo, or emboss cardstock scrap with silver powder, let cool and punch stars from sheet.
  • 6. Create a Wrinkle-Free Distress look by rubbing Vintage Photo Distress pad onto craft sheet and spritz with water; ink will bead up. Press white cardstock onto ink and lift; dry with heat tool. Lightly tap paper back into remaining ink drops on craft sheet to build layers of color; dry with heat tool. Continue until pleased with effect. Cut circles from cardstock to mat photos. Stamp black images/sentiments on page.
  • 7. Stamp and/or emboss images on white cardstock; trim to fit pages. Add foam dots behind images and/or photos to add dimension. Print additional “clothing labels” and staple front edge to album page; fold over and glue back edge over staple prongs.
  • 8. Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink to chipboard with foam pad for fauxleather look.
  • 9. If your alphabet stamp sets don’t fit the space, simply write desired wording using Perfect Medium Pen and emboss with desired powder.

by Kriss Cramer

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