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In today’s post I would like to share details of how to create the Star Book, I showed you in February.

Star Book Featuring Clarity Stamps

The star Book is a classic structure, with links to origami and also to book binding. It is quite simple to make and would be a very charming gift. With a different colour scheme this would also work as a hanging window ornament for Christmas. Would look wonderful in velum.

You Will Need

For the Construction of the Book

  • 6 sheets of paper (100 gsm or less) cut to perfect squares. I used Plain Pearl from the Paper Mill Shop
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • 2 Pieces of Matt board or similar for the covers
  • Bone Folder

For Decorating the Book Pages

  • Rubber stamps. I’ve used Clarity Stamps CLNC24-E Ornate Corner and CLNC224-C Ornate Corner Small
  • Inks compatable to your choice of paper. I used Brilliance Coffee Bean BD-54

For Decorating the Cover

  • Versafine ink
  • Perfect Pearls in colours to co-ordinate with the project.  Iused Bronze
  • Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabbers. I used Gold

For Assembling the Book

  • Prit Stick, or glue compatible to the paper you used for your pages. A dry glue or double sided tape will prevent pages rippling.
  • Ribbon. Colour to co-ordintate to your project.

Method

Here is my video demonstration, to show the stamping and assembly of the book. I was inspired by an original demonstration by Barbara Gray on Create and Craft TV of a very similar book to this one. My book features different stamps to the one Barbara demonstrated in the show, and I have modified her original stamping too.

Links

Clarity Stamp Barbara Gray’s excellent rubber stamp company.

Graphicus also stock the Small and large sizes of the Ornate Corner stamps.

I hope you have enjoyed the film,  if you have any questions do leave me a comment.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a picture of the Star Book that I created, it features Clarity Stamps. This month’s theme for The Virtual Crafting Challenge is B. So I thought I’d make a Book :)

Star Book Featuring Clarity Stamps

Barbara Grey demonstrated a design similar to this, on Create and Craft in January 2010. I cut my paper to a smaller size than she mentioned, so instead of using the same stamp on the inside, I used a smaller version of the ornate corner.  My book also features different corner stamps to the one’s used in the original demo. 

Products Used

  • Stamps: Clarity Ornate Corner small and large
  • Paper: Pearl from Paper Mill shop
  • Ink: Brilliance; Coffee Bean
  • Mat board covers and Perfect Pearl powders

  

Thanks to Barbara for the inspiration, your stamps are wonderful and so versatile too. 

Links

  • Clarity Stamps Barbara Grey’s clear stamps. Excellent quality and very versatile.
  • Look out for Barbara Grey on Create and Craft, her next show is the first Sunday in March 2010. You can view the show and schedule on the same link. 
  • Graphicus also stock the two sizes of Ornate Corner stamps

This was great fun to make and quite quick too. 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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In today’s post I would like to share a picture of an origami box I made. The stamping on the top features Ornate Corner, from Clarity Stamps and the ink was Brilliance Coffee Bean. Since this month’s theme for The Virtual Crafting Challenge is B, I thought a Box would fit the bill, nicely.

My Origami Gift Box. Decorated using Clarity Stamps

Star Book, inside the Origami Gift Box

There will be a tutorial video of how to create this box, posted on the blog next week.

Links

Clarity Stamp Barbara Gray’s excellent rubber stamp company.

Graphicus also stock the two sizes of Ornate Corner stamps

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I would like to share a birthday card I made for a friend using Clarity stamps.

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Birthday Card featuring Clarity Stamps

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Inside the Birthday card

Ingredients

Stamps; Clarity: Ornate Corner; CLN C24-E, Ornate corner small; CLN C224-C

Card, White Linen, White hammered, Purple cardstock

Inks: Ranger Pigment ink; Eggplant and Denim

Ribbon; Organza

A change from my usual grunge style, this time I went for less is more and elegant. I know the person this is going to is a big fan of Clarity stamps, so I hope she will like this card.

Links

If you like these stamps do check out Barbara Grey’s website, she is the creator of Clarity Stamps. They are amazing, with these corner stamps you can make a wide selection of designs from borders, main motifs as well as corners. Lots of designs from a single stamp. As well as creating these stamps Barbara has also produced several DVDs that show you many techniques for how to get the best from them.

Clarity Stamps

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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