A special thanks to Valerie Stangle for guest designing this week. Her projects have been amazing! Be sure to check out Valerie's blog for more inspiration.
Using Anchors Away by JustRite I created a nautical themed accordion book for your favorite dad (grandpa, uncle, brother).
The base of the book is 4” x 12” and scored at 4” and 8.”
Each panel is decorated with a piece of 4” x 4” patterned paper before adding the die cut and stamped images.
For the front of the accordion, I used the map stamp from Anchors Away and coordinated die from Vintage Label and Banner Dies. I die cut the label in teal and added accent coloring on the rope portion of the image with a tan colored pencil. The anchor was stamped on a die cut sand circle with teal ink and distressed with sand ink and adhered to a burgundy die cut circle with dimensional foam. Embellish with a piece of knotted cording, a tiny paper clip and a dad tag and adhere to map die cut layer. Adhere finished focal image to center of front panel with dimensional foam.
Using the map stamp and coordinated die with an inspirational sentiment from Anchors Away, I created the first inside panel in the same manner as the front panel. The sentiment is stamped in teal ink onto a sand die cut circle and adhered to a burgundy die cut circle. Adhere to teal stamped die cut with dimensional foam. A brad accented, stamped helm is adhered to the rope die cut layer with dimensional foam. Adhere finished focal image to left inside panel with dimensional foam.
The center of the accordion book was created using the rope frame and ship image from Anchors Away. I die cut the largest label from Nested Medallion Labels Dies in teal cardstock and added accent coloring with a tan colored pencil. The ship is stamped in teal ink onto a sand die cut circle, adhered to a burgundy die cut circle and embellished with a rope knot and clip. Adhere completed ship to teal medallion die cut with dimensional foam. Adhere finished focal image to center inside panel with dimensional foam.
The final page of the accordion book was created using the map stamp and coordinate die once more. Accented with a birthday banner stamp from Anchors Away and coordinated die from Vintage Label and Banner Dies and anchored with love sentiment, it will be sure to bring a smile to your nautical guy’s face!
Stamps: Anchors Away
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal, Desert Sand, Versafine Vintage Sepia
Paper: Brown, Sand, Burgundy and Teal
Patterned Paper: BoBunny
Other: Scor-Pal, Spellbinder Circle dies, Mini paper clips, Cording, Prismacolor pencil, Fiskars Scalloped Border punch, Sanding block, Dimensional foam