Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Glitz Book

I signed up for a Glitz & Glamor Swap and decided to use some of my new toys er tools and create a blank book.The sparkle doesn't show up well in this photo.

I began by spraying blue card stock with Blueberry Shake by Memory Mists, then with Shimmering Mist Guatemalan Green & Shimmering Mist Gold. This gave the card stock lots of Shimmer.

I cut the card stock down to two 5" squares and ran them through the Cuttlebug using the Swirls embossing folder.

I ran a Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance Ink pad over the top of the swirls and randomly inked some areas with a Galaxy Gold Brilliance Ink pad. I used these papers to be the outer covers over 4" squares of thin cardboard.
I had some shimmery metallic confetti paper, which I used to make the inside covers and the pages of the book. I stamped a saying on the inside cover with the Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance Ink pad.
I had a piece of glossy cardstock that I'd sprayed earlier with the Shimmering Mists and made a small square frame out of that after running it through the same swirl embossing folder. I found a gold star fish embellishment, some pretty ribbons and some glittering paper beads to complete the front. I used my new Zutter to bind the book together, that was very easy to use.


Chris in Oz said...

OMG Carol, this is absolutely gorgeous. Might have to sign up and bribe Maggie to make sure you're my swap partner!!!

Maggi said...

I love this and can probably guess who you will send to when the list is posted! I love my Zutter, too!

Rena Sawatski said...

Carol, this is Beautiful. I have not signed up for the swap yet, but this piece certainly inspires me to get busy and think of something.
I am sure whomever receives this in the swap will be delighted.

Adrienne Goodenough said...

Absolutely scrummy. I am very tempted to sign up for the swap and then bribe the swap hostess into making you my partner LOL

Whoever gets this will love it!

Anonymous said...


This is gorgeous! I'm impressed!

Goldbettyboop said...

Beautiful...any girl would die to have this little darling book.
And I love the way you detailed how you made it....Thank you for sharing xxx

Zeborah said...

The embossing is wonderful on this. Love it with the sprays and ink highlights.
Wow- this is great!

denise's little birdie studio said...

Simply gorgeous! Someone is going to be very lucky to get this!

heather said...

Absolutely fantastic. I feel really inspired now.