Hello and welcome to the Get Wrapped Blog Hop!
Get ready for INSPIRATION with a series of wonderful projects from talented designers that incorporate products from our very generous sponsors:
Paper Artsy, Seth Apter, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull!
You also have the chance to win a $150 prize package - check out the details at the end of my post!
All of the designers began with Eileen Hull's very popular Wrapped Journal XL die from Sizzix.
Here is my project:
After applying a crackle medium on top of the Spanish Mulberry, I added a layer of Glacier Ice and watched the magic happen!
I painted the inside of the journal with Glacier Ice. Eileen's Wrapped Journal die pre-cuts the holes for 4 signatures so it is quick and easy work to lace in and tie the elastics in the spine.
Emerald Creek sent along some metal brads and embossing powders.
I heat embossed one of the Antique Silver Metal Circle Dot Brads with Allure Silverster-Kracher Embossing Powder (red with white mixed in) and used it as part of the closure for the journal. I anchored the brad in the spine and then added a loop of elastic to the front flap.
Next I used one of Eileen's dies to cut a Heart Journal Card from lightweight cardboard. I used more of the Allure Embossing Powder to heat emboss the card...
... before die cutting it again with one of the Hearts Journal Card dies. I separated the hearts from the journal card and set them aside to sprinkle throughout my love themed mini!
Next I adhered (2) layers of lightweight cardboard together. I used one of Eileen's Heart Journal Cards again. These dies are Thinlits so they didn't cut all the way through the cardboard. It cut through the top layer but left the bottom layer intact so the hearts all stayed in place. The edge was almost cut through, so it was very easy to clean it up with a pair of scissors - I just followed the cut line!
I layered the heart journaling cards so that the silver peeks through the hearts of the top layer, and then adhered it to the front of the Wrapped Journal.
I added a cut out of my parents and the title "Young Love".
When you open the top flap of the journal you find another layer. This is where I added the heat embossed word, "love". I also added a sprinkling of the heat embossed hearts that were die cut from the cards. (There are 2 heart card dies in the set, which is why you see 2 different size hearts below.)
I also created a stencil with one of the Hearts Journal Cards. I did not show the step here, but I used it to add tiny Venice Blue hearts with more of the Fresco Finish Chalk Paints.
On the inside I added some texture by using a sponge to "pounce" a mixture of Glacier Ice, Venice Blue and Spanish Mulberry. I added another photo of my parents on the inside. It was also die cut with the Hearts Journaling Card set, which includes a smooth or wavy edge card. I used another die from the Credit Card Sleeve and Tags set to create the smaller inner border and then used a black marker to color in the edge. And yes! I did sprinkle on some more heat embossed hearts!
Here's a close up of the inside detail:
I mentioned that Eileen's Wrapped Journal holds 4 signatures. I had a bunch of plain gray cards that were 7"x5" (when opened). I used a brayer to apply the Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics.
I just put a little paint on my craft mat, rolled the brayer through to pick up the paints, and then rolled it over the cards. It is such an easy way to add texture and layered color!
After the paint dried I used the cards to create the signatures inside the journal by stacking 3 or 4 of them together and then slipping them under one of the elastics in the spine.
Here's a close up that shows how I used the Flower Square stamp from Emerald Creek to create a focal point on the front of the first signature. It worked beautifully with the chalk paint! I finished it off with one of the Metal Circle Dot Brads and a permanent black pen.
The next signature used a Heart Journal Card heat embossed with the Silver Sparkle. The photo of my parents was die cut using Eileen's Credit Card Sleeve and Tags set.
More stenciling and die cutting on this signature!
Let's Get Wrapped Blog Contest!
We are blog hopping with some amazing people today all in the name of fun, and cross brand creativity.
Of course there will be a prize pack valued over $150 USD from PaperArtsy, Seth Apter, Eileen Hull & Emerald Creek.
To be entered you must pop by and comment on each of the blog posts.
(We don't want you to miss any of the tips and tricks.)
Contest closes Aug 29th at midnight and a winner will be announced Aug 30th, 2018.
Susie Bentz (you are here)
Supplies for Wrapped Journal:Sizzix Eileen Hull Wrapped Journal XL die
Sizzix Eileen Hull Thinlits Journaling Cards, Hearts
Sizzix Eileen Hull Framelits, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags
Sizzix Eileen Hull Thinlits Journaling Words
Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board
Emerald Creek Antique Silver Metal Circle Dot Brads
Emerald Creek Flower Square Art Stamp
Emerald Creek Allure Silverster-Kracher Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
Paper Artsy/Seth Apter Limited Edition Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Spanish Mulberry, Venice Blue, Glacier Ice, Steel Grey