Monday, December 20, 2010


  I made this as a wedding gift but you can also make this for the holidays.  To make the flower, you will need vellum paper,white marking pen (my favorite is Uniball Signo UM-153) and rhinestones.  The Motif used was designed by Karen Taglia,. This journal can be finished within an hour!
  You will use your embossing blade and mat.  Convert your WPC file by using the ENGRAVING feature.  This will give you the lines for embossing.  I used Island for this one.  We have Engraving/Embossing tutorials on BK forum.  I used a force of 3 and 2 passes.  Vellum will rip if too much force is used.  Be sure your mat is sticky! 
  After removing from mat, take your white outline pen and just follow the embossing lines on THE BACK of motif.  After the white (or any color) dries, it's time for the rhinestones. I used a wand/iron and individually set mine. Add ribbon and stem. 

Cut inside of journal pages out and attach between cover and back .  I used organza ribbon but you can use brads if not a thick book.  Sorry I can't locate final pictures......

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely stunning, at first glance it looked like a beautiful doily. Thank you for sharing another awesome idea.

    Judy you Rock with your inspiration! :) Lori m