Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Steampunk Book with Steampunk Tape and Stamps!

This is a great little booklet that can be made for any occasion.  You could put a gift card, poem, pictures and stamped tags in the pockets.  For the wrap instead of the usual ribbon I used VLVS! STEAMPUNK STRAP TAPE!  To do this I took the tape and stuck the sticky side of clear tape to the sticky side of the Steampunk Strap Tape, carefully cutting excess tape away, use a dot of VLVS! Miracle Tape to keep it in place. 
The base is 8 1/2 x 11. Folded in half lengthwise and the opposite direction in thirds.  You and see where I tore one section, punched a half circle in another, cut a diagonal in the third, folded the forth down and cut a little bit of the fourth to create a pop up on the fold! I am using a pattern from a video done by Terri Sproul a couple of weeks ago. On the inside of the booklet randomly stamp the Nesting Gears (VersaFine Crimson Red). I added a wrap to the final section (9" x 2 1/2").
All stamping was done with Stewart Superior Memories Ink, (Madonna Blue and Black), Memento Rich Cocoa or VersaFine Crimson Red. All images were heat embossed with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Clear Embossing Powder.
To create this cool front border, adhere 2" VLVS! Miracle Tape to the border.  Attach the locking washers and the seed beads.  Coat with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and set to dry over night. 
Before doing any thing else distress all the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then add the VLVS! STEAMPUNK O-RING TAPE to the creases on the back of the booklet. Try to line them up.   

Gather a lot of your favorite Steampunk stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Markers.... Now the stamping begins!
The Keyhole on the front from VLVS! Plate 1387

The first tag has a CLOCK with Bird from VLVS! Plate 1387., the background is stamped with the Nesting Gears. on the fold is the VLVS! STEAMPUNK HINGE TAPE! The Lion with Ring is another stamp from VLVS! Plate 1387, with "Steampunk It!" above.
The tag in second pocket has a balloon from VLVS! Plate 1387!
The Griffin on the diagonal pocket is off of VLVS! Plate 1387 also.  The third tag is the Steampunk Warrior
To get the background color on all of the tags I used a wet paper towel and added color to it with the Stormy Sky Tim Holtz Distress marker.  The areas that were not embossed absorbed the color. All tags were distressed around the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

The final section is a secret compartment with two brads anchoring a string to keep it closed. VLVS! STEAMPUNK STRAP TAPE as an embellishment.
Open in it an you will find the Victorian Balloon popping off the page.

I hope you enjoyed my Steampunk Booklet!
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Sheri said...

Very Cool book! Those tapes are so cool.

Molossus said...

This is just fabulawesome! I had to make up a word to describe, because none of the usual could express it properly!

Stampo said...

Amazing, Lyneen... love it.

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Now this is right up my alley - PINNING!!!

lafée said...

vraiment superbe.... j'adore....