Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Flower Booklet Tutorial

Technique Tuesday 



This week I'm sharing my booklet made with one sheet of card-stock. 

This is a blast from the past artwork created January 2005. 

You will find many of these supplies I used on this tutorial here:
http://ididitcreations.com/club/

My Flower Book was made with one sheet of natural color regular weight cardstock. It was constructed by folding the cardstock in half lengthwise. Press it with a bone folder, opened it up, fold crosswise, press with bone folder, open it up again. Now bringing both lengths of cardstock to center fold, press again with the bone folder.
There are now eight scored rectangle panels on the sheet of cardstock, place sheet of scored cardstock down on a cutting mat, using a craft knife and a metal ruler as a guide cut through the center four panels where it is scored, all the way to the edge, leaving each end panels connected, (it should have a cut hole down the center of the four panels), now fold the cardstock lengthwise, with the folded edge up, hold each end near folded edge of cardstock, push to the center fold until it stops, the newly formed pages will pop out to center fold,  press the new pages again with a bone folder, there are now eight pages to decorate, the front page and last page of the book will be doubled. The top left side of the card-stock will be your Front Page.





Pick one side to be the back, on this side, stamp (Pansy Portrait) two times with Memories Black down the center four panels. Making sure that the stamped image is close to the top center. Chalk (Craft Pizazz) was used to color the pansy. Seal with matte spray (Krylon Matte Finish). After finishing the inside of the book, fold the cardstock lengthwise, seal the two end pages together with super tape leaving the center four panels open.

The Cover page: Apply green handmade paper with Click n Stick tape to cover page. The flower quote (Flower Say Hello) was inked with Burnt Sienna on glossy cardstock. Mat the quote with coordinating cardstock, apply to the front page. Use pink watercolor crayons (Lyra) to color a small piece of glossy cardstock. Burnt Sienna was used to stamp the (Tiny Jubilee Dots) on the pink glossy cardstock, a flower paper punch (EK Success) was used to make the flowers, apply to front page with adhesive photo stickers.





The First page: Lightly dry brush Sun Flower and Raw Sienna on first two panels.  I stamped the (Parrot Tulip) with Burnt Sienna on glossy cardstock, watercolor crayons with used to color the image. Place coordinating cardstock to matt the finished watercolor card, apply to the page with adhesive photo stickers.


The Second page: I stamped the (Big Iris) with Burnt Sienna on glossy cardstock, watercolor crayons and H20's were used to color the image. Attach coordinated cardstock to matt the finished card, attach stickers to back, apply to page on book.





The Third page: I stamped (Jubilee Tiny Dots) with soft rose over the page. Using glossy cardstock I stamped (Garden Flower Sketch) with Burnt Sienna, watercolor crayons (Lyra) were used to color the image. Attach a piece of coordinated mat behind the finished flower design, attach adhesive sticker to back, apply to book.. Take a small piece of glossy cardstock to stamp the quote (Moments Remembered) with Burnt Sienna, trim with Fiskars Paper Edges, matt with same color as the card, apply quote to finished card.


The Fourth page: I stamped the (Posh Sketch) with Burnt Sienna on glossy cardstock, watercolor with watercolor crayons and Twinkling H20's and a water brush. Attach another piece of coordinated cardstock to mat the flower stamped design, apply to card. On a separate piece of glossy cardstock, stamp another top section of the same image, watercolor and cut-out all petals. Roll the small petals in your hand to curl, with very small amount of glue place the petals on each of the flowers.


On the Fifth page I cut a small square of glossy cardstock, matte it with a piece of pink cardstock and applied it to the page. Memories Black was used to stamp the (Elegant Poppy) to the card. Watercolors were used to color the flower design. 




The  Sixth page: On a separate piece of cardstock stamp (Spring Tulip Sketch) with Craft Printz, pour gold embossing powder on image, pour off, heat emboss the flower design. The design was cut-out and applied to card. The quote (Flowers are Poetry) was stamped with Memories Black on a separate piece of cardstock, trimmed and applied to card.


The Seventh page: The image (Violet Border) was inked with Burnt Sienna on glossy cardstock, watercolor crayons were used to color the border stamp. I used Mulberry paper (Black Ink) in coordinating color to place behind the stamped image.


Enjoy!

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