Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and Berry Bleu Reveal!!!!

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! This week I am combining my project for Heartfelt Creations along with my design team work for Berry Bleu Pages and Tags. I also have two video tutorials to share with you today.

This weeks project is an altered book box that you see in local craft stores or shopping centers. The box itself looks like a book and can be used for storage or trinkets or scrap supplies!
I used Kaisercraft papers to cover the front and back of the book. On the front I stamped the book background with the Bella Rose Vintage Background Set. The beautiful tag on the front of the book is a Berry Bleu tag that I altered slightly.  These are the tags I am so lucky to get to work with each month. They add a special vintage touch to any project. I added a the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Chateau Gate die to frame the vintage photo on the tag. The leaves are of course one of my favorites- the Bella Rose Die.
The flower was created using the Flora Grande 2 Precut Set.

I created a video tutorial to demonstrate how to create the embossed flower using these stamps.
In addition to the embossed flower technique I also used a masking tape technique for the hinges and binding of the book.  This is a close up of the book front cover and hinge.

This is a side view shot of the book showing the masking tape binding.

To demonstrate how to do this technique I created another video tutorial for you to view.

Here is a close up of the books back cover.
On the back cover I used several Heartfelt Creation stamps: The Feathergrass Flourish and Large Elegant Word Precut Set

Heartfelt Creation Supplies
Other Supplies: Vintage tag from Berry Bleu Tags, Silhouette SD cutter, Masking tape, Lindys mists, Martha Stewart punches, Tim Holtz Die, Lace, Metal flower, Metal key, Distress ink, Zutter Distress it all, Seam binding, Metal tab, Snowflake punch, Embossing powder, Kaisercraft paper, Cardboard book trinket box, embossing pad
Cut four coordinating pattern papers, 2 slightly larger than front and back cover of book and two appx. 1/2 inch smaller on all sides. Distress all 4 sheets with Distress it all. Using Distress Ink, Stamp top right corner of the smaller pattern paper for the front of book using the Bella Rose Vintage Background Stamp. Stamp the smaller paper for backside with the Feather Grass Flourish and Large Elegant Word Stamps in a random pattern. Adhere to book larger directly on the book and the smaller on top of that one.
Cut two hinges on the Silhouette Sd and using my (masking tape tutorial found on my blog lisas-livingincolor.blogspot) cover the hinges in tape and cut the tape to shape of hinge. Apply tape to binding of book and trim top and bottom. Adhere hinges to book cover as shown. Punch several  strips of pattern paper and use them to frame the stamping on the book cover. Tuck a strip of punching in between the paper layers on the binding side. Adhere Vintage tag to book as shown. Diecut the Decorative Chateau Gate Die and adhere over the image. Die cut the Bella Rose leaves, ink with distress ink and adhere as shown. Die cut Tim Holtz Dress form. Glue lace and metal flower and adhere to cover as shown. Adhere the key with seam binding ribbon. Die cut flower using the Blossoms 3 dies and stamp with Flora Grande 2 set and embossing pad. Heat emboss, roll flower petals outward and layer and glue together. Punch several snowflakes and layer and pinch together to form flower stamen. Glue to center of flower.  Attach small metal tab to top right corner of cover page.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Don't forget to stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog to check out all the beautiful creations from the designers!


Cibele Glazer said...

There really are no words for this stunning project. It's breathtaking! Thanks so much for including the videos. Maybe one day I will feel brave enough. This is truly a masterpiece!

Lisa Lynne said...

Wow! What a gorgeous piece of altered art! Really beautiful!

Unknown said...

I truly agree with Cibele and Lisa. Such an incredibly and amazing job. Love, love the tutorials.

Thank you so much for everything you've done..Much success to you and I'm always here if you ever need me.

Carol Hurlock said...

Lisa, it is the "show off" I am in awe of this amazing project. I watched your tape tutorial and learned something cool today. I was wondering what that was on your book. This is gorgeous girlfriend....but I think you showed off more than me. ahahahaha

Shona said...

wow this is just ART! love it!

Angelica Turner said...

Wow!!! What else can I say about this project Lisa, this is so beautiful and so many gorgeous details.

Candy's Creations Blog said...

So beautiful and in my favorite colors! Very nice!

Caroline D. said...

Truly a work of art!! So many beautiful elements to it! I can tell you enjoyed making it because it is just so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the videos... it is nice to see the techniques. :o)

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous, Lisa! Love the colors and all of the beautiful accents! You certainly know how to arrange all of those pretty flowers and flourishes into one amazing layout!

mow180 said...

I have a lovely cookie box that I got for Christmas that will suit this. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the flowers.

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