Making a Splash

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Making a Splash

Other Products: Kraft Card, Coral card, coral seam binding, 3 sea charms, natural bakers twine, VersaMark, clear embossing powder, gold embossing powder, brushed corduroy embossing powder (Tim Holtz), Calypso Coral/Mint Macaron/Berry Burst ink (stampin Up!), wet glue, hot glue, magnets

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Instructions: Click here to view more photos of this album. Cut all the papers to the size given on each page of the album and ink around the edges using Berry burst for the pink papers, Mint macaron for the sea green papers and Calypso coral for the coal papers. Glue the papers into the album using wet glue.

Stamp all the fish/jellyfish embellishments onto Kraft card using VersaMark, cover in gold embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Diecut. Lightly colour the fish using coral ink and shape using the flower shaping tools.

Stamp large shells in versa mark cover in brushed corduroy embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set, diecut and colour using mint macaron and calypso coral ink.

Position the magnets where shown using strong wet glue.

Die cut 3 of the large ornate pocket dies in kraft card and adhere 2 of these to the 10" x 12" page on the left. Cut a square of coral card to adhere the photo and add to the centre of the diecuts. Stamp 5 corals in coral ink onto coral card and clear heat emboss. Shape the coral and add one piece to the bottom right of the die cut frame using hot glue. Tie a sea charm with coral seam binding and add to the top of the photo using hot glue. On the opposite 6"x12" page add a column of 3 3.5" x 2.5" photos and add a jellyfish to the top of the page using hot glue.

Die cut 4 of the larger petite pocket dies in kraft card and randomly dab versamark onto the die cuts, cover in brushed corduroy embossing powder, remove excess and heat to set. Add 2 of these to the top page on the left with a photo between. Open this page and add a column of 4 3.5" x 2.5" photo frames on the right page with a fish embellishment in the centre. Die cut 7 ornate corner pockets and randomly dab with versamark adding brushed corduroy embossing powder as before to 3 of the pockets. Add one pocket to the left page using wet glue and tuck either a photo or paper into the pocket.

Die cut 8 solid crescent shaped elegant borders in Kraft card. Die cut the centres of 4 of these: Add brushed corduroy embossing powder to 2 of these and mount them onto the solid shape. Use these to anchor a 7"x5" photo on the 2nd 10"x 12" page. Lift this page and add a strip of 6 small square photo frames on the back page. Opposite, on the back of the two 4.5" x 11" fold out pages add a photo frame. Decorate with a tag, a sentiment tag and a charm tied with bakers twine. On the front of these pages add a fish and 2 of the corner pockets (colour tinted with coral ink), slip either a photo or paper from the pad into each pocket. On the inside of one pocket add a seahorse using hot glue. Die cut 12 of the small decorative pockets and add brushed corduroy to these as before. Use 2 for each page to secure a 5" x 3" photo

Die cut 4 of the small petite pockets in Kraft card and add brushed corduroy as before. Cut 2 panels of Kraft card 5" x 3" and die cut to shape using the thin dies from the petite pockets. Using wet glue add the embossed die cut to either side of the plain Kraft card, use this to create a band on the lower flap in the centre of the album and slip a photo or paper behind the band. Turn this flap down and add a photo frame and some of the prepared coral.

On the second down turning flap add the 3rd large ornate pocket, emboss with the brushed corduroy before adhering into the album and set a 3" x 3" photo inside the frame. Die cut 2 of the large decorative pockets in Kraft cardstock and add brushed corduroy, use these to secure a 7" x 5" photo on the reverse of this flap and add a large shell using hot glue.

Tuck a photo or paper inside the large top pocket of the album and on the underside of this add the second petite pocket band.

To the right side add a column of 2.5" square frames and fish to decorate with hot glue. Open this page outwards and add 3 frames to the right with a premade fish and to the left add the 2nd petite pockets dies to secure a 6"x 4" photo. Turn again and add a 3.75" x .5" paper from the pad, gluing the edges only, with a small photo frame to the top corner of it, tuck another photo or paper inside and add a seam binding ribbon. Use VersaMark to stamp the coral reef corner and heat emboss using gold. Colour lightly with coral ink and frame the edge of the paper with this corner using wet glue.

Diecut 3 of the small elegant pockets in Kraft card and randomly colour these using coral ink. Position with glue at the edges only along the longest of the 5" wide fold down pages, and tuck photos or papers behind each one. On the page below add a frame and previously made fish. Cut a 5" x 3.25" piece of Kraft card and die cut the small elegant pocket die without the outer die to create a more solid pocket, turn the down round and diecut again to fill the Kraft card with the diecut. Colour with coral ink and adhere to the page by the edges only. Tuck a photo or paper behind this. Repeat with a 1.75" x 5" piece of Kraft card for the smaller page. Add corner pockets to the remaining fold down flaps and tuck photos, tags or papers into each pocket. /p> On the final 2 pages near the opening flap secure 2 4.5" square photos using the 2 remaining large elegant pockets, colour these using coral ink before adding to the album. Add a strip of small photo frames to the 3" flap in the centre of the album,

Select papers and cover the outside of the album. Die cut the sentiment from the ornamental tags die set and cover the sentiment with transparent glitter - allow to dry before adding to the cover - add using wet glue and tuck a "you're the best tag" under the outer frame of the sentiment. Decorate with fish, and "make a splash" from the paper collection. To make the corners die cut 2 each in coral and Kraft card, emboss with the brushed corduroy and stack the Kraft corner on top of the coral corner to give a double thickness corner.
Created By Cheryl Morgan
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