Thanks so much for joining us for another Club Scrap Blog Hop!
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I am so excited that Club Scrap chose Cape Cod to be the theme of this month's kit! Having grown up on Cape Cod and stayed here to raise my family, it holds a special place in my heart.
I was so inspired by all the wonderful imagery of the Cape Cod Kit!
Just for fun, I set out to make some items out of book board, paper and stamps.
First up was the adirondack chair out of book board. I googled a set of construction plans and set out to "build" one. I have really enjoyed challenging myself to come up with ways to construct ever day items using cardboard. I was so happy with the way it came out. Here are a few pics of the process.
I used CS bookbinding glue to adhere all the pieces of the chair together.
I painted it white using spray paint (base coat) and gesso (final coat).
I created 2 mini albums with a flip flop shape.
I cut all of the Cape Cod papers into flip flop shapes using my Silhouette SD.
The covers are made with matte boards cut using a craft knife, covered in the light blue papers, stamped with the texture "fibers" stamp in CS Hybrid Sapphire ink, and then adhered with CS bookbinding glue.
The albums are reminiscent of a swatch book as they rotate out from a simple screw post hinge. I hid these using the punched flowers which are made using the dark navy and red cardstocks.
The centers are light blue cardstock punched suns and large pearls.
The straps are made with the stamped light blue cardstock as well and were popped up with foam squares to add dimension.
Next up was the umbrella. I cut an umbrella shape using my Silhouette SD. I removed one section of the umbrella template so that it would have a more realistic shape. I stamped the light blue cardstock using the flip flop, 3 lighthouses and star circle from the Cape Cod kit UM stamps.
I colored the stamped images using a white gel pen and Barn Door Distress marker dipped in CS Hybrid WOW Red ink to give it a richer red tone. I also used a Peeled Paint Distress marker.
I stamped the star circle with WOW Red, flip flops in Sapphire and the lighthouses in Adirondack Black Archival so that the image wouldn't run during coloring.
I used tiny wooden dowels painted with white acrylic paints to make the supports and handle.
Hot Glue was used to hold everything in place. I also added a tiny punched circle of red cardstock to hide the hot glueing.
So here is the finished project. I really hope you like my little Cape Cod creation.
Next up on the Hop is Roni's Blog!
Enjoy your day :)