Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Top Note Booklet

Here's a wee notebook I made using the Top Note die.  Fold card stock in half and then place folded edge just in from the cutting line on the long edge of your top note die.  You will end up with a lovely shaped piece of card stock to use for a booklet, or card. I have used the stamp set 'Nature Walk' to embellish my notebook. This stamp set, lends itself to so many styles and colour uses.
I have stamped the butterfly with Staz On ink on watercolour paper, and coloured it in.  I then inked the entire image with Versamark ink and clear embossed it.  I like this finish as it gives a greater depth to the colours.The booklet front is retired Sage Shadow card stock and I have sponged lots of Always Artichoke ink on the edges. Then using Always Artichoke ink also stamped the images, with a little Cherry Cobbler ink for the flower heads.
I also stamped the back of my booklet to match, and gave it a signature to make it an authentic piece of artwork.
The inside has cut pieces of exercise book so that it has lined paper to write on. I put them through the Top Note die and then hand cut it on the perforated edge, this makes it a little smaller than the outside and fits nicely inside the card outer. Staple in place.  Each edge is sponged and also stamped in Always Artichoke ink with the bee in this stamp set.
Here's a lovely wee idea to while away a few hours in this wintry weather.  Make a few and put them away in your stash for those special gifts.
Thanks for joining me.


Alison said...

Great idea for use of Top Note.

Paula said...

What a super idea Anita! You are a very clever Chick :-)

Frances said...

That's so clever Anita, and stunning stamping as usual! I would never have thought of using lined refill like you have but it's perfect!