Wednesday, 6 February 2013

A Fat Book Page

Not a card today but a fat book page swap
This is another swap that I signed up for in a group I joined.
The group is a Yahoo group and anyone can apply to join in...just try this link...
So the rules were simple...
Make a fat book page
Theme – Butterflies
What is a fat book page?
Well its a piece of sturdy card that measures 4”x4”
It has to be decorated on one side leaving around 1cm free at the left hand side – on the reverse you have to have a small amount of decoration together with details of maker etc.
I have put this swap off for a week or more as I had no ideas what to do
I think I'm now in a rutt with my stamping – I seem to just distress ink the edges and stamp in the centre
This morning I was filled with inspiration so set to work on it
To start with I used a piece of heavy card – like chipboard and stuck a sheet of pink paper to the back – the paper has lines of heavy glitter every cm or so...
I added a butterfly that I stamped onto magic foil then added my name and swap details as well as date and email address.
I trimmed a piece of kraft card to 4x4 and got out my pots of
Fran-tage, only problem I then had – was how on earth do I use it?
You tube to the rescue.
I had tried to use a versamark pad and then add some Fran-tage but it wasn't sticking
After watching some demo's I found out the fran-tage is literally dropped onto a piece of card and heated from behind – and it starts to melt it all melts together creating a fab effect
So I made up my own collection using a little of each pot I had – covered the square of card randomly placing high piles and then heated it up.
For my butterflies I made using 3 different techniques
I used versamark and gold magic foil, covered with clear embossing powder – heated then cut out the shiny gold butterfly.
Next butterfly was created by spraying a sheet of white smooth card with 4 different Cosmic Shimmer mists – basically they have fancy names but colour wise I used red, gold, green and copper...the sheet was covered then I used the heat gun to dry the sheet...after that I used a versamark pad to stamp the butterfly and covered with black detail embossing powder then heated, once cool I cut it out and put to one side.
The last technique was metal magic – so I used a versamark ink pad on a piece of white card, covered with antique gold metal magic and heated from underneath – I repeated 3 times and then stamped the butterfly into the melted gold – within moments it was cold and as I lifted the butterfly stamp it left a good deep impression which I cut out.
So now I have 3 different butterflies – so using pinflare silicone gel I attached each butterfly by the body around the 4x4 page.
The versamark ink pad was rubbed around the outer edges of the fat book page and then I covered with black granite embossing powder and heated which filled the edges perfectly.
To finish off I added small AB gems randomly and lastly a few Tim Holtz chitchat stickers and a small punched flower
Even though this is a million miles from my sort of crafting I think I'm pleased with it – I know I will find it hard to let it go...but never mind – I can try again – and its going to be one of those things where I will never get it exactly the same again...
Would love to hear what you think of my effort please!
See you next time


  1. Long time since I saw one of these lol
    Its lovely to xx

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  3. What a geat technique Angie. I'm off to youtube to check out demos. Thanks for sharing Wynn x