Monday, 28 October 2013

Star Book

This is a Star Book of Inspirations and Techniques. 

It was the sample made for a recent workshop. The idea was to try various techniques and go away with a reference book.

This picture shows the book when closed, together with a few of the pages included.

The front and back covers were made by using a small embossing folder and then extending the design.

The techniques used on these three pages were (i) die cutting and decoupaging the die cuts with different coloured card, (ii) stamping with Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue and adding Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter and (iii) rubber stamping and using matching dies plus heat embossing and using Distress Inks.

The techniques used on these pages were (i) using embossing folders and adding Distress Ink as well as inking through a die with Distress Ink and using Polished Silk Glitters with a stamp, (ii) changing the colour of metal embellishments using embossing powder, using Polished Silk Glitters with self adhesive sheets and die cuts, and embossing with a border mask, (iii) using gilding wax with an embossed image and using texture paste through a mask.

I hope this book inspires you to try something different.

Happy crafting!


  1. WOW this is fabulous Tracey. Loving the gorgeous colours and all the beautiful detail.

    Linda xxx

  2. Lovely star book Tracey, lovely idea and design. Love the colours. Tracy x

  3. hello,

    i like your book ! Thank goodness we have another amira basmati lover here. :) We usually steam it 3-5 minutes on the stovetop – so easy