Thursday, April 28, 2011

Imaginisce & Clear Scraps

I want to share a mini album with you that I created using Imaginisce (Splash Dance collection) and Clear Scraps Mixed album.
I admit that I've never made a "mini" album this size before so it was a bit of a challenge. This album is 6" x 12" which really leaves a lot to the imagination and use of a ton of photos!

I really like seeing through the clear page to the page behind so I wanted my cover to be fairly "clear".

When I put paper/embellishments on the clear page I always make sure that it looks good on the other side afterwards. So in order to do this you really need to do a bit of pre-planning. For my cover I decided to put long strips along the left edge. I adhered these onto the front cover and then repeated that process on this inside of the cover. This way it covers up any adhesive from showing on the other side. (*make sure to punch out any holes after doing the 1st side otherwise you won't be able to find them very well later).

Before I added a chipboard accent right on the center of my album I made sure to trace it first onto a piece of patterned paper. After adhering it to the front cover I then adhered the patterned paper piece on the inside cover to hide adhesive from the chipboard sticker.


To get the round circles of glitter on the front cover I used my Pogo glue dots. I just placed the Pogo stick on my album cover and pushed down to release a glue dot. (*you will notice the piece of paper underneath the cover ... this is for 2 reasons. One: so I could see what I was doing and Two: I drew circles on the piece of paper beforehand where I wanted the bubbles from the whale to be)
After placing the glue dots on the cover I then sprinkled glitter overtop of them. I did this one at a time so that I didn't have glitter everywhere. But I'm sure it would be fine to do a bunch all at once.
I then shook off the glitter & removed the excess with this nifty new tool a friend of mine has created. It's a silicone brush that removes glitter like a charm!
After creating all the glitter circles I then adhered some clear hot rocks on the cover.
I made the flowers using one of the new Roly Rosies-Paper flowers. Aren't they fabulous colors. I love 'em. (oh and Imaginisce will be having a big release party for these in May so mark that on your calendars!!)

I added the punched layers (waves) on the inside of the cover as well. On the chipboard page I sprayed the edges with Glimmer Mist and outlined them with a white gel pen, then added a few more rhinestones here & there. After adhering the paper to the chipboard pages I used my d-stress tool to sand around the scallops and it just finished it off perfectly.

Here's the front cover (with photo added on inside page) and the inside pages.




Supplies used: Imaginisce (Splash Dance collection paper, chipboard, stickers, rub-ons, ribbon), i-rock tool and Glam Rocks, d-stress tool), Core'dinations cardstock, Clear Scraps album


If you just popped by my blog and haven't had a chance to check out the Imaginisce blog - please make sure you do so. Cause there's an awesome prize give away. You could have a chance to win an i-rock, i-rock accessories, and a Clear Scraps Mini Handbook album!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

59 comments:

  1. VERY VERY cute!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  2. Thanks for the great pics on how to make a clear mini book picture perfect! You have totally inspired me with your pretty project.

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  3. You did an awesome job with the album!

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  4. I love your album, the cover is beautiful. Awesome job, TFS.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  5. This is seriously creative! LOVE how your created the water effects and what attention to all the details. You can truly tell you love this craft.

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime soon and give me a shout out!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  6. absolutely adorable!!! I love your blog, just became a follower AND you hit 300! Woo hoo! thanks for sharing.

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  7. I just found your blog through the imaginsce site and I am now a follower. I love the mini album that you created. Absolutely fabulous.

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  8. Oh so cute and beautiful project, i love all details!! Congrats!!

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  9. Your album is awesome ! I"m going to have to check out the pogo stick .. never heard of it !! Thanks for sharing

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  10. How wonderful. Its an amazing project. TFS Imaginisce sent me over. Angel angeldon6@yahoo.com

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  11. Really, really love this album. I have some beach pics that I need to put into something. This gave me a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

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  12. Fabulous mini you created!!! So amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love the album. Thanks for the instructions..going to look for one of those pogo glue dot thingys.

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  14. love your work!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  15. Wow Cari, you really rocked the Clear Scraps! Your album is stunning.

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  16. What a beautiful mini!!I love the water theme!

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  17. I love this...it is fantastic...thanks for such a great explanation
    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    www.kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

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  18. What a super cute album. I love the clear stuff and have been wanting to try something ! Thanks for the insiration =)

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  19. I love how you made the glitter "bubbles". What a great idea! **smacks self in head!**

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  20. How cute! I love the glitter bubbles on the cover. TFS this adorable book!

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  21. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! This is soooo cute! And I'm LOVING that little brush too! Where can I get one?

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  22. adorable. thanks for the instructions.

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  24. You did a fabulous job on this album! I love the detailed directions! Great job! TFS! I have always been intimidated with the clear albums, but you have inspired me to give them a try! I'm a new follower! :)

    lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
    majelica@comcast.net

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  25. Wow, this is fantastic. What a creative idea. TFS.

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  26. What a gorgeous mini! The theme goes so well with the acrylic album... as clear as water! Love the technique of the glittery glue dots! I must get myself one of those silicone brushes! TFS!

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  27. I love your album! Great job!!

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  28. adorable....and thanks for the tips on leaving the cover clear!!

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  29. Fantabulous!!!

    http://piperloo.blogspot.com/

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  30. Oh my gosh... I am IN LOVE with this mini!! I truly love everything about it... there are so many beautiful little details ~ just gorgeous!! :) Thank you for sharing this with us all, I am definately inspired!
    Lori

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  31. Your mini are so sweetie!!!
    congrats
    xx
    Leila
    leilacassimira@gmail.com

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  32. This is completely adorable!

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  33. Thanks so much for the tips since I don't usually work with acrylics. Just by looking at a photo you can't tell all the steps involved. What a gorgeous album, I especially liked the paper pieced seaweed with the little crab.

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  34. So cool! Love those bubbles and the end with the seaweed! Great stuff!

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  35. Love this album and love the hot rocks! I have never heard of them so its on my list of things to get now! love the way it looks on this album. I love mini albums and I love beach themes so this one is perfect. I also want one of those silicone brushes! Where can we get that?
    TFS
    dsc105@live.com
    Deb C

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  36. I really love this album! Good job!

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  37. love the album! thanks for the tips.

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  38. Love this album! Thanks for the great instructions.

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  39. Great album, thanks for the tips & tricks!

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  40. love it the paper is super cute too!!!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahooo.com

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  41. This is the perfect shape for a water themed album!Thanks for all the great technique and tips on how to add the shapes and bling to the clear pages. I may have to try one now!
    Thank you for sharing! :)

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  42. Adorable! I have a baby album on my list of gifts I need to make and this clear mini would be perfect! Thanks for all the wonderful tips!

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  43. So many different techniques and bright colors add up to one cute album !

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  44. This turned out so cute! You did a great job with the tips. Your album is fabulous. :)

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  45. Great album and love the bling and glitter on the front.

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  46. taht is soo cute!!! I love it, you are so creative!! imaginisce sent me over and I'm glad I did!! beautiful mini album!!! love the colours and the underwater theme!!! Im a new follower!! tfs
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  47. Awesome project! I love all the details.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. It's crystal bleat! I love the clear menos

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  49. This is sooo very adorable. I love all the details. TFS! I am a new follower and I look forward to seeing more from you!
    Jen H
    jholton0503@yahoodotcom

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  50. Love this album it is sooo sweet!!

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  51. Such an awsome album, thanks for sharing!

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  52. Awesome mini album. I just LOVE the Splash Dance collection & made a mini album of my own from it. You can see mine here: http://craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/2010/08/summer-fun-mini-album.html TFS!

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  53. What an adorable album. I am loving the acrylic after taking a class from Clear Scraps at CK Manchester.
    Thanks for the step by step instructions on some of your techniques, they were very helpful.

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  54. Beautiful album and I love that you took the time to explain the whole process, thanks!!!

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  55. Oh my gosh!! this turned out so so cute!!! I have never made a mini album, much less a clear mini. Thanks for the step by step!

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