The February challenge at So Suzy Stamps is…LOVE!
I *love* the Chatter (Phone) stamp from So Suzy Stamps.
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I adore the way this book came to be. I had the telephone stamp and was thinking about how to use it showcase it best and do something fun. I went away (not really a vacation) for about a week. Just before leaving I dropped my cell phone…no damage. Then I was having the most difficult time charging my phone. Turns out I cracked it around the area where you insert the charger. So, it will charge…but, *very* temperamental. At several points during my vacation I thought I would run out of charge and perhaps not be able to get the phone charged at all. All the phone numbers of those I love (and picking me up at the airport) would be unavailable! All of this to say that I sort of saw the need for an old-school phone book. Ya know… pen and ink! So, I meshed up this idea with the telephone stamp…and came up with the idea of making personal phone book. Since I enjoy making books…this was a perfect solution!
The end of the tale is that I was able to charge my phone. I hooked up with the person picking me up at the airport. My luggage arrived <a little late>. I’m trying to make it until November until I get a new phone…right now that doesn’t seem likely.
I was thrilled to be to use the Chatter stamp in three different ways: regular stamping, fussy cutting, and masked.
For general book making skills I have read several books, taken a workshop, and watched Sea Lemon’s videos (among others, but I like hers the best).
- Book Size: 4.75 x 4, book board.
- Pages: 15 pages of 67lbs copy paper that are torn on one side (the side facing out).
- Front Cover: This began as a piece of 67lbs white paper. I distressed it with honey, corduroy, walnut, ocean, and peacock. I then inked the Chatter stamp from So Suzy Stamps with marmalade and used my omnigrid as the stamp block. Over all this I put the lightest coat of Martha Stewart pearl acrylic paint (one of my favorite things right now!). Then I stamped the whole stamp again with marmalade and fussy cut just the telephone…which I then sprayed with Tattered Angels Suede. This is adhered to the front with glue.
- End Pages (Front): DCWV Rustic paper, edges distress with honey.
- End Pages (Back): DCWV Rustic paper, edges distress with honey. I also masked the Chatter stamp so that only the right side would stamp, inked it with marmalade and stamped.
- Back Cover: DCWV Rustic paper.
- Book cloth: I used a piece of fabric that coordinated from my stash. I used this method to create my own book cloth.
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