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Baptism Book

Here is the cover of a baptism I created at the crop I went to at Scrapdoodles on Saturday. I can't believe I actually started a project and completed it. Well...almost completed it. When I returned to my studio, I just needed to add the rings and decorate the cover. That process did not take me too long. The covers of the book are KaiserCraft wood. I painted them with a metallic gold acrylic, then distressed with a cream acrylic. I added ribbon on the rings (rings purchased at Hobby Lobby). The metal alphabet letters are from Michael's and by Making Memories. They are great and feature numbers and the uppercase alpha on the opposite side. I used them here as well. I stamped the ornate cross on kraft cardstock, then inked the edges. The cross is a part of a wonderful spiritual set by Our Daily Bread Designs. I tied with hemp twine to the brown and sheer ribbons. "Baptism" are American Craft Thickers (of course) that I inked lightly with white ColorBox chalk. I really like the way this turned out!

I used baptism themed pattern paper and a simple blue cardstock for the top page. Below, I used Anna Griffin pattern paper set, purchased at Scrapdoodles. I used this paper throughout the remainder of the book. I really liked the designs and earth tones. I made a tag on the right and applied a rub-on noting "faith." Dew dots are placed on each side. Buttons with hemp twine embellish the remainder of the page.

This page could be used for journaling. I kept it simple by tearing a piece of pattern paper and inking the edges. Ribbon divides the page with a Baptism rub-on applied below. On the opposite page, I cut out a strip of Baptism-themed paper from Our Daily Bread Designs and adhered along with tinted vellum by Creative Memories. On the bottom, I stamped "blessings" by a retired SU! The large paper clip is by Quick Quotes and includes a distressed circle with the cross stamped on it. The tag on the left includes the sentiment grace.

This page features the opposite side of the tag, that has a rub-on, "Holy." The paper clip is carried over and includes a double mat of pattern paper and solid cardstock.

The actual pages I made by purchasing brown chipboard at Scrapdoodles, then cutting it to the size of the covers. This was a very simple and cost-effective book!


Sankari W. said...

What an heirloom piece you have created Ashley!! It has been such a pleasure to surf your blog - beautiful work! and your husband is a great photographer - he really captured your beauty at the craft convention! I am so glad I found your site!!!
Best wishes,
Sankari :)

Sarah Gough said...

How gorgeous! TFS!

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