Today's dream Journal is made using the Sun Set Mermaid from Queen Kat Stamps. She is just a beautiful image. I had a blast coming up with this idea. This project can be yours. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a winner on Thrusday. So good luck!
As we expected, there is no construction here today. Tomorrow's weather forecast is clear, so we will be doing some changes!
I used some of the paper from my personal collection, all edges are sponged with chocolate ink, and other embellishments include glimmer mist, brads, and ribbon.
The paper pad inside of the folder is a staples brand mini junior legal pad in pink. I covered up the top with some of the paper I had left over from the rest of the project.
I received some happy mail today, Scott Publishing returned many of the cards I have had published over the last year or so, and it appears that there are a few that are being returned to me now that will be appearing in future publications. It is always exciting to see one's art in print.
On that note I would like to encourage you to make a card or other creation and submit it for publication. You never know until you try!
Dream Mermaid Journal
Supplies: Mini Junior legal pad,
Patterned paper and card stock of your choosing
Cut card stock 1/2” larger than the mini note pad, by 12”. Using the note pad as a guide gently fold the card stock over the legal pad, then using a bone folder fold in those score lines. Cut off any excess, now is also a good time to use a die for the edge or a punch for more decoration.
Use patterned paper of your choice cut to the exact size of the note pad, sponge edges and tape over the top flap. Adhere the pad to the inside right of the back cover, spray with glimmer mist in dazzling diamonds.
On the left hand side, measure the panel and cut solid card stock then subtract ¼” on all sides , sponge edges and tape into place. Using a piece that is about 4” X 7”, patterned paper, sponge edges and attach to the card stock. For the corner, I used a 3” square cut on the diagonal and then accented this with a piece of edge punched patterned paper. This is then put into place using pop dots.
I actually just super sized a card sketch pattern. Each layer is about ¼” smaller than the previous one, each layer is distressed, sponged and glimmer misted. I used Flowers #3,#4 from Sizzix to make the flower. The sentiment “dream” is printed onto a scrap of card stock and applied to the front.
The project took about an hour to make. Mermaid is stamped with Memento black ink and sponged. Other materials include pop dots, red sticky tape, ribbon, stickles, glimmer mist, glue, dimensional adhesive and flat back pearls.
Designer, Queen Kat Stamps