In the Fresh As A Daisy 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack there are a couple of sheets made up of small panels. I know I’ve mentioned it before and used a number of the panels on various projects. My favourite is definitely the small summer scene. However I’ve been determined to make the most of this and I’m not afraid to chop it up. So today I decided to make this prayer journal for a very special friend using the two small sky scraps I had left.
I began with a spiral bound notebook I’d found in Dollarama a while ago. It’s 4″ x 5-1/2″ with a boring cover that would be almost completely hidden. I started by cutting two 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ pieces of Moody Mauve Card. Then I added some deep texture using the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder.
Next, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed one of the embossed pieces to the front cover. However before decorating the back cover I wanted to add a page marker. So I cut 10″ of Moody Mauve 3/8″ Textured Ribbon and attached it to the outside of the back cover (at the top, 1/2″ from the spiral binding) using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Finally, to stop the other end of the ribbon from fraying, I simply folded it over and secured it in place with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
With the ribbon attached I glued the second embossed piece to the back cover, sandwiching the ribbon between the two layers. Then I cut two 1/8″ x 5-1/2″ pieces of Basic Black Card and glued them up against the edge of the two embossed layers to add a contrasting border.
HOPE & PRAYER
Now I was ready for the printed panel but all I had left were two small pieces of the sky. Fortunately at 2-5/8″ they were exactly the same width, and that gave me an idea… First I cut a 2-3/4″ x 3-3/8″ piece of Basic Black Card. Then, using liquid glue, I attached one 1-3/8″ high piece of the sky, leaving an even border at the top and sides. Finally I glued the second (1-3/8″ high) sky piece to the Basic Black layer, this time with an even border at the bottom and sides. Of course that left a gap in the centre without any paper and that’s where a little divine intervention came in.
I still needed a sentiment and I knew exactly where to look, the Hope & Prayer Stamp Set. Using Starry Sky ink I stamped “you are in my prayers” onto some Thick Basic White Card. Then I cut it out using the smallest of the ‘oval’ dies in the Something Fancy Dies set.
With that done I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the sentiment over up the gap between the two sky pieces. The size and shape of the die-cut sentiment was perfect. It covered the gap but still left the majority of the paper visible, exactly as I’d hoped. Finally using liquid glue I added the assembled layers to the notebook cover and my prayer journal project was complete. I hope you like it.