Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summertime Tin Album - Part 1

Summer is my favorite time of year - so when I received this metal case from Sakura for this month's projects - I knew I wanted to make an cute little mini album for this year's summer pictures. I will be doing my album in 2 parts this month, this first one showing the cover of the Summer 2011 Mini-tin Album. Here's the list of supplies that I used.
Small metal case
Patterned paper
Beach-themed cutouts
Rubberstamps from Tweety Jill
Chipboard Adirondack chair from Tattered Angels
Brown twine
Distress Embossing Powder
Distress Ink
Glimmer Mist
I first cut a piece of scapbook paper (I used a piece from a Tim Holtz paper stack) slightly smaller than the front of the case. I distressed it with a distressing tool and inked it with vintage photo distress ink. I measured a length of ribbon (this will be used to tie around the album) about 16" and glued it on the front of the case, and then glued the paper on top. After that was dry, I ran a ribbon of 3D Crystal Lacquer along the bottom in a wavy pattern,
and poured out the one thing I had on hand that resembled sand - Distress Embossing Powder in Antique Linen. I let that sit overnight - then just tapped the excess off into my handy dandy tidy craft tray and replaced the unused bits back into the bottle.
I used beach images from Graphic 45 paper, cut them out, did a little distressing and inking and tied the tag around the "Beach" piece, using brown twine, before gluing it down. The stamp looking embellishment is a Tweety Jill stamp that was embossed and colored with distress ink (red barn and vintage photo). I also stamped the background paper with a few beach images using Tweety Jill stamps.
The Adirondack chair (Tattered Angels Glimmer Chips) was sprayed with several colors of glimmer mist, dried and inked a little bit with Vintage Photo distress ink, then sanded around the edges to give it a worn and antique look. I really like how the embossed areas popped after they were misted and inked!
For the last little embellishment, I hand wrote "Summer 2011" on a scrap piece of polka-dot paper, distressed and inked it and glued in onto the album. It was given a nice coat of 3D Crystal Lacquer and dried overnight to give it a nice shine.
I'll be sharing the inside of the album next time!
In the mean time...stay creative!

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  1. love how you did the sand.. Great idea..

  2. Wow I just love it! Now that spells Summer and Fun!!

    Hugs XX

  3. Can't wait to see the entire project! So fun!