Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Sweet 16 Album, Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, Terry asked me to design a Birthday mini-album using ANY of the album dies from CC&M as long as it was in acetate! I like working with acetate, but it can be tricky - having to think of what can be seen into the next layer & the placement of your adhesive can drive you mad when planning a page!! But I was up for the challenge! (I may have taken it in a little bit of a different direction that she might have expected though!!)

Today, I am just teasing you with the cover! You will have to check back in a couple of weeks (October 21st to be exact!) in my next Creative Cuts & More post to see more!
Sweet 16 Banner Album
You've heard the saying "a Banner Year?" Well, why not a "Banner Album?" I picked the Banner/Pennant die to work with for this album, but, suprise, surprise - I thought outside of the box & it doesn't open up to a banner! (You'll begin to see just what I mean on the 21st!) Also, sorry about the lighting in the above pix - tried both natural & lamp-lit. Neither really does it justice!

I had 2 cupcakes to work with, so I cut one up & embossed the lower part; Glimmer Misted the top to look like chocolate & gave the candle a little more depth & a glittery flame. Then I stickled here & there on the frosting to add more dimension. (The shopping bag (up on CC&M soon) on the next layer is showing through, but looks like part of the cover!)
The cover without all the layers behind
Above that is a balloon that I Glimmered with a couple layers of color to achieve the funky orange & stickled the 16 on there free-hand.

The top of the banner is just 8x8 patterned paper from DCWV trimmed to size with the word "Sweet" stamped on it in the same hot pink I used on the cupcake. I added some other clear embellishments from my stash (super old Heidi Swapp hearts!) & some great seem binding for the balloon string.
Everything else you see, is on the layers behind the cover! So much fun & quite the mystery as to what you might find on the other pages! Don't be afraid of acetate! Just let your imagination go wild & layer away!! It was really quite fun to pull together!!

And remember, Creative Cuts & More has over 100 new dies,
available in all sorts of colors & several materials! If you are ordering an album, you can get as many pages as you want in all sorts of shapes & sizes too!!

See you soon!

Designer: Becky Voth


Chrissy D said...

ADORABLE projects!

Noelle Reese said...

Super cute Becky! I love it!

Dawn said...

Wow girl this is fab! Love acetate and the layers are wonderful. I also enjoy all the special details.