Stamped Brag Book

Materials

  • Clear plastic photo album, 4-3/4”x6-1/2”
  • Cardstock: Wausau White; Bazzill Basics Paper African Daisy, Bubble Blue, and Rain Forest
  • Canson watercolor paper

Tools

  • Penny Black Inc. stamps: Heart Garland (4027K), Diamond Run (4643H), and Everything (3931J)
  • Ink pads: Tsukineko Onyx Black VersaFine pigment, and Summer Sky Memento dye; Ranger Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
  • Staedtler Marsgraphic 3000 Duo markers: 1, 4, 5, 9, 21, 37, 49, 51, 72, 76, 80
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, small paintbrush, plastic lid, heat tool, cosmetic sponge

Directions

STEP 1

  • Remove inserts from album covers. Cut two 4-1/2”x6-1/8” blue cardstock panels. Insert one into back cover. Stamp other with Tumbled Glass diamond pattern along outside edges; sponge Summer Sky ink over stamped design. Edge cardstock with blue marker; set aside.

STEP 2

  • Stamp Onyx Black heart garland onto watercolor paper; heat emboss with clear powder. Trim image to size and color with watercolor markers, using photo as a guide. Blend colors with damp paintbrush. For added shading, apply marker ink to plastic lid and transfer to design with paintbrush.

STEP 3

  • Stamp Onyx Black sentiment onto white cardstock; heat emboss. Trim and mat on green cardstock. Adhere sentiment below bear.

STEP 4

  • Mat image on green cardstock, and again on yellow cardstock. Edge yellow layer with orange marker; this creates the look of a third mat without bulk.

STEP 5

  • Adhere layered image to stamped blue cover. Insert into front cover of album.
by Elizabeth Allan
Stamped Brag Book
Stamped Brag Book