This is our final trip
to town for this week
Angela Radford is here
with us today with a
great tutorial - you might
need to arm yourself with a
cuppa and a comfy chair
while you take in all the sights
"Hi all, back again to show you what
I've been up to with the new Tim Holtz
Thinlits dies, Cityscape and I make no excuse
for using the Oxides again to create
some background papers.
By the way, I make no apology for the length
of this tutorial you will just have to get a
cuppa and settle down to it Lol!
To start this project I used two sheets
of black A4 card cut in half length ways
for the pages and two pieces of packaging
card cut slightly wider to make this
Concertina Mini Book covers
Next you need to fold the black card and
join three of the strips together
You can see here how I placed one section
on top of the other and then glued them together.
Take the packaging card and place onto your
chosen design for the cover allowing a couple
of centimetres around the edges for turning
When you attach the background paper,
score around the corners to ensure a clean finish.
If you want a fastening now is the time to add it.
This is not really necessary but I find it
easier later when attaching the pages
so this stage is up to you.
I used the spare black strips to cover this.
Now the fun begins.
You will notice I am using the negative pieces too.
All stuck down, love it!
I prefer to cut up all the pieces before I start the inner pages.
I used the blue paper to create the background
for the pages which I stamped with a Tim Holtz
Script stamp and the blobbs are a Tim Holtz stencil.
I decided to attach the pages before mounting
all the pieces but this is up to you.
I find a strong double sided tape and glue
ensures they are properly attached.
You can probably see now why I attached
the black piece as it makes for easier positioning.
Started attaching the buildings next.
I'm sure you don't want to watch me stick all
those pieces on so here is the finished book.
CLOSE UP VIEWS:
The tickets are by Tim Holtz too which I had
in my stash. You'll notice that I added some
Stickles glitter glue too.
Well that's it.
Hope you enjoyed watching me make
this little book, I certainly enjoyed constructing it.
Happy crafting, Angela xXx"
Thank you Angela. I was so engrossed
I even let my tea get cold..........!
What do you think everyone? If you'll
forgive the pun but it is another that
is "right up my street"