Friday, 27 January 2012

Cover a Card: scrapbooking

Hello everyone, 
As Isa'sArt is taking a little break, I will be the one contributing to this week Cover-a-Card with this scrapbook page. 
This is not something which happens very often as I am mainly a digital scrapbooker (because it's quicker and I have tons of pictures and very little time), but I really enjoyed making this page. 
Here's how I made it. 

 1/ Take any plain scrapbook page. I think this one was Basic Grey, but it does not matter. You can even use a plain 12x12 card which you ink up with Distress inks. Using the BG one meant that I did not have to ink it up (told you I was short on time lol). Stamp the background randomly with the Woodgrain Cover-a-Card stamp and Sepia Versafine ink. 

2/ Stamp Cover-a-Card newsprint using Smokey Grey Versafine. 
Tip of the day
Only ink up the centre part of your stamp to avoid the straight edges. You will get a more "natural" look

3/ Spritz your background (lightly) with Cosmic Shimmer Bronze mister

4/ Ink up the edges of the page to match some colours of your pictures (used Versamagic Oasis Green) and stamp Newsprint again in the corners in black this time for a better contrast.

5/ Add your pictures (I used double sided tape for the 1st one, 1mm foam squares for the second and 2 mm for the third picture).
6/ Cut the TH Caged Bird from recycled cardboard (keep those boxes from  the famous online book store starting with A. They are perfect). Ink it up with the Oasis Green Versamagic and stamp it with the Newsprint stamp.
6/ Die-cut branches with TH Festive greenery in colours that match your pictures and add them to your page.

Self-adhesive pearl added for the eye
Newsprint stamped on the chipboard letters
"A gift from" attached with 3D foam squares
Distress Stickles added to the bird cage

Material used:
Impression Obsession Cover-a-card stamps Woodgrain and Newsprint
Cosmic Shimmer Bronze Blush mister 

Hope you enjoyed this. 
See you tomorrow


  1. Love the bird cage in the corrugated card,

  2. Fabulous!! More ideas for us to try!! thank you xx

  3. A lovely page in very evocative colours.

  4. What a great way to dress up a page! I really need to do this more! Great tutorial!

  5. gorgeous, love all the details on your page

  6. Enfin j'ai le temps de lire ton article, quel plaisir !! Merci Isa, elle est à la fois simple et MAGNIFIQUE cette page !!! (Du moins elle semble simple, car ça parait toujours facile quand on voit le résultat... en réalité on voit bien qu'il y a beaucoup de technique et de maitrise derrière, c'est ça la classe...). J'apprends énormément en ce moment via ton blog et le Craft Barn. Un vrai régal pour les yeux et l'esprit. Bisous


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