Tuesday 24 January 2012

Cover a Card: book cover

Back today with a book cover and a very cool technique which Linda chose to show you on her sample today.
I have not tried this myself (well, not with paint), but probably will, love the effect, isn't it gorgeous?
ok, over to you Linda...

Along with the Wallpaper Cover-a-Card stamp I used Lord Tim's Shabby Chic technique to create this simple Scrapbook Cover. I am a Cover-a-Card stamp virgin ... it may be my first time ... but it certainly aint gonna be my last ... No lining up and matching edges ... No hitting and hoping ... Just stamp once and you are good to go ... Perfick!

I painted two pieces of 6" by 6" board squares with Black Acrylic ... waited until it was dry and then stamped the Cover-a-Card plate in Versamark ink and embossed with clear powder. I then painted a layer of Eco Mulch and Pure Gold over the top and waited it for it to almost dry naturally. Next I spritzed with water and wiped with a soft cloth to resist the embossing. Simple!
Products Used
Cover-A-Card Wallpaper stamp
Versamark Ink pad
Clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Idea-Ology Ornate Plate
Grunge paper
White Acrylic paint
Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Eco paint: Black; Pure Gold; Mulch
Glossy Accents
Fired Brick Distress Ink
Sizzix Tattered Florals Die
Steampunk Clock face charm

See you tomorrow


  1. This book looks fab - as if it cost a fortune! I haven't stamped and embossed over paint either, but think I will be trying it out...

  2. Wonderful Collections !! Like it and beautiful to share it.

  3. I would never have thought to stamp & emboss over paint- thanks for this marvellous inspiration!

  4. Fabulous - another technique I have never heard of xx

  5. Gorgeous cover and fabulous technique ! Sue C x

  6. A fantastic project, great technique.

  7. Ooh, this is gorgeous, beautiful embellishment too. x

  8. This has a fabulous opulent look to it. Great technique.

  9. This book cover is stunning ! Opulent, vintagey, leathery, hints of metal... With these CC stamps the most difficult is to choose which ones to get !

  10. This is so beautiful.

    Hugs Riet.xx


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