Monday, February 26, 2007

Cuttlebug + Brayer = Oooh

This little notebook is from Target. It's sitting on an unfinished version of the same kind of notebook. I thought that this cute girl went so well with the delicate pattern of the textile texture. I had to decorate the notebook after reading on monika/buzsy's M.A.D Stamper blog about using the brayer to ink up paper that had been run through the Cuttlebug. It works GREAT and the finish is really clean.

The Cuttlebugged paper was run through my Xyron and attached to the front. The black and white gingham was adhered using Xyron tape strips. The button is from SU's Fresh Favorites I collection and has 2 black brads through the holes. The piece with the girl on it is mounted on dimensionals. I colored in her shirt, shoes, stripes in her skirt and flower in her hair with a blender pen and Cool Carribean ink (click the photo to see a larger, more detailed version). The other coloring is all done with SU markers. The ribbon on the spine is black grosbrain and white grosgrain that was hand-dyed to match with Cool Carribean re-inker.

The detail shot below is how I handled the snap-closure on the front of the notebook.

I cut out a 1/2" circle in the newly textured paper with an SU punch, then I cut out a 1/2" hole in a Cool Carribean scrap. Then in the same scrap, I cut out another 1/2" hole and punched around it with my 3/4" SU punch, and using my 2-way glue pen, I glued the circle with a hole in it to cover the edges of the hole in my textured/brayered paper to fit over the snap.


Dawn Mercedes said...


Jeanine Eckert said...

What a cool effect! I hadn't come across this yet- I'll have to try it out! Your notebook is adorable.

Jackie said...

That notebook is just darling! I have seen those in Target but didn't know what to do with them - not any more :-)