Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Club Scrap Preview - Spring Chorus Blog Hop!

Whew, seems like this month is just flying by!
I can't believe it's time for the Club Scrap Blog Hop tomorrow.

I'm very excited...
If you've not seen April's kit you're really gonna love it!
Sunny Yellow, Light & Dark Blue, Light & Dark Greens with some lovely prints thrown in.  The kit also comes with a fun set of stickers (the sheet with 1, 2, 3 on it), a strip of faux gemstones and a nifty Fern stencil.

and I just love the UM stamps...
That little bird is just darling!!

So, this month I decided to make another mini album/book.  I know I know....I made one last month too but I tell you, this paper is just so much fun to use, a card (or several) or a scrapbook lay-out just isn't enough.  I am compelled to create so I do.  Rest assured though, this book is totally different than the globe album, it's got all sorts of fun flaps here and there.  I think you'll enjoy it.

Anyway, I wanted to show you what I did with the fern stencil....  Initially, I placed the stencil on the left hand side of the sheet of cardstock and squirted on Fresh Lime Dylusions ink.  I carefully lifted it up, flipped it over and placed it on the right side of my cardstock.   It's kind of hard to see but it's there...

CS - Spring Chorus Book 001

I then carefully pressed the stencil into the cardstock to make sure that most of the ink covered stencil came into contact with the paper.  Yes, in some areas there was more ink than the cardstock wanted to take so some squished out around the edges....that's o.k. though...it's all good.

And here is what it looked like when I lifted it up!  You can see about 1/3rd of the way down a line in the fern...that's a crease in the paper.  I should have inked before I creased but I didn't think about it till I saw this.  It's no problem in the end though ~ once the book is assembled you don't even notice it.

CS - Spring Chorus Book 002

After this layer ways dry I added a few squirts of Lemon Zest and London Blue - both of which match the kit really well. 

Here is what the page looks like after it had been stamped and inked around the edges...

CS - Spring Chorus Book 008
You'll have to stop back in tomorrow to find out what the entire book looks like...
hope to see you then!
BTW, after making this page my fingers are REALLY inky!!!
Brings a smile to my face.


  1. Oh, I was getting set for a long post and it was just a teaser. Looking good so far Roni

  2. Ohhh....can't wait to see whats next...

  3. Just glorious!!! Love that fern stencil...and it's inspiring me to give stenciling a try if you can get beautiful effects like that!


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