Levi Celebration Album

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

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 4

  • Paint page with black paint dabber. Emboss words with Vintage Photo Distress powder.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 8

  • Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink to chipboard with foam pad for fauxleather look.

STEP 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
Levi Celebration Album
Levi Celebration Album Inside Album
Inside Album Front & Pages
Front & Pages