My SMASH a.k.a.SMOOSH Book – Part 2

This is the next page of my book.

I like to use my Clear-Mount Guides on any stamps that are word stamps.

I decided to use the wonderful stamp set titled In a Word.

If you choose to also make this book, I suggest you use an archival ink so that you can hand down this book for generations to come.  I just love the Basic Black Craft Ink.

I planned on adding a home made chipboard flower so I stamped some leaves using Old Olive Classic Ink and the Not Quite Navy Stampin’ Write Marker.  The stamp image is from the Hostess stamp set Array of Sunshine.

I used two colors of ink for this leaf.  First I stamped the entire image with Old Olive Classic Ink and then added the Not Quite Navy to the center of the image using the brush tip of the marker.  The marker is helpful in getting into small detailed areas.  I LOVE these markers and will be using them throughout this book.

This is how the image looks…..a subtle two tone effect.

I wanted a slight glimmer to the image so it did not look so flat.  I chose to use the stardust glitter pen drawing around the open areas of the stamped image.

I took my hand made chipboard flower and dry brushed  Shimmer Paint in Frost White roughly across it on the front and back.

I just think these greens are gorgeous.  These are the Designer Buttons in “brights”.  The largest pearl from the Basic Jewels Pearls fits perfectly in the center of the small button!

I layered the buttons on top of each other and also added some Basic Jewels Rhinestones around the outside edge of the largest button.

I added a touch of glitter to the edges of the flower too.  This is how the book looks closed.

I wanted a little more glitz to balance out the chipboard flower so I attached this fun green rhinestone  I had in my stash from years ago.  Perfecto!

Here is a sneek peak of page 1 for the beginning of my journey.  I hope you join me for my next post on making the first page!

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