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!