Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Black & White Mini

I started with a basic 4" x 4" cut DSP and solid CS in the basic Black colors, using red as the accent: my favorite color combination! The acetate cover: oh that's from the packaging left over from the Big Shot dies....they are sturdy enough for this project. The DSP used is from the Day & Night DSP retired from the Holiday ;09 Mini ----I still have some.
Here's the front now finished with embellishments: The silk flower is adhered to the acetate front. The bird is adhered to the DSP front.

Side rings have a glass heart (who knows where this came from - it may even be 30 years old but I found it in my stash of bins). The red shoe: aw, it broke off my cell phone chain so I used it here. This project can always be completed using rings instead of o-wires.

There are 4 silk petals to make this flower along with a punched real red CS from the Boho Blossom Punch. Add a Black Brad to the center and the flower embellishment is complete. I ran out of silk flowers long ago from the Pretties kit so I got bridal floral silk flowers from your local craft store to use.

The bird is sponged with black ink:

Underside of the acetate: the brad holding the silk flower together is covered by using one of the smaller flowers from the Boho Blossom punch.

Tag in the right side pocket - use 1-1/2" circle punch at the top of the pocket opening:
Note: trim the tag 1/2" off to fit into the pockets. Die cut butterflies are scattered through out the mini album.

Here's the tag underside: stamped with image for journaling from the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set:

2 smaller tags in the pocket:

Surprise: the right angled DSP pulls out to reveal an extended piece:
Room for photos:

Side pocket with tag:

Last page:

Mini album back:
  • Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Enjoy Every Moment
  • CS: Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Night & Day DSP (retired from Holiday '09 Mini)
  • Ink: Versamark, Black
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Two Tags die, SU Exclusive Big Shot Beautiful Wings Sizzlit Die, Boho Blossoms Punch, Extra Large 2 Step Bird Punch, Scallop Trim Boarder Punch (retired SAB), Scallop Edge Punch, Photo Corner Punch, 1-1/2" Circle Punch, Black Brad, Piercer, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8" Satin Ribbon, 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Tape, Sponging Dauber

Thank you for stopping by today to visit.................hugs!!!


Laura said...

Great mini! Love the color combo and the details.

Whimcees said...

Hi Pati!

I love black and white with red! Great project!

I have left an award for you on my blog.

Wishing you a great day today!

Barbara Diane

Helen said...

You are the queen of minis! Great colors.

- - Sheryl - - said...

very striking - red black and white!

Holly said...

So gorgeous! Great for any theme or occasion. Love it.