Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thinking of Christmas

Maybe because I'm making Christmas ornaments for my Etsy store, I've already started thinking about my 2009 December Daily Album. The December Daily album is the brain child of Ali Edwards. You can see my 2008 December Daily Album here.

Ali mentioned in a recent post that she was considering using Donna Downey's canvas album this year for her December Daily. I thought that was an awesome idea and this is what instantly popped into my head:

Here's how I created the cover:
(1) I printed 5, 4, 3, and 2-inch stars from my computer onto cardstock. I cut the starts out and used them as masks with Scarlet colored Glimmer Mist. I misted in several layers so that some of the starts are more subtle than others.
(2) I painted the binding of the cover with red acrylic paint.
(3) I stamped the swirl pattern onto the binding with white StazOn ink.
(4) I accented my stamping with Xmas Red Stickles.
(5) I repeated the same steps on the inside of the cover, I just wasn't able to take pictures because the Stickles on the front are still wet.
Look for future posts on my 2009 December Daily album as it comes together!


ivana said...

this is gorgeous,especially the last december album.I love your style very much.I bet your work inspires a lot of scrappers :)

scrappinmomto2girls said...

that is b you tiful!! I can't wait to try that!

scrapping4twins said...

That is a great idea! My LSS had a few of those binders yesterday - maybe I'll have to snag one and make my own binder cover! I started December Daily last year and had all the pages done but never did anything with it so I already have the pages done and ready to go for this year!

Jane said...

It looks amazing! I just looked at your december 2008. How did you do the green background paper on day 25?

LRW said...

Great idea!! It looks fantastic!

Heidi said...

Very cool...I love the stenciled effect!

Amanda Berens said...


The green paper from day 25 is a piece of Little Yellow Bicycle souble sided Christmas paper. I trimmed the paper down to 10x12 and then tore ~1.5 inches off the right hand side. I then folded the edge of the paper over to get an 8x10 page with a flap. I adhered my pictures back to back on the flap.

Lauren said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I may have to try something like that!