Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Chemical Romance & Green Day photo albums

I go to lots of gigs/concerts and take millions of photos!!! As I don't always want to properly scrapbook them all, I have started to make some shaped chipboard mini albums to put my photos into without too much effort being needed!

I usually use my cricut to cut myself a template and then use 8x8 chipboard, bought from the NEC, and plain A4 card to make up the album pages. The rings also came from the NEC and work out at something daft like 25p each. I have seen similar albums online for around £10 but they only hold a small number of photos, and they are not as good (even if I do say so myself!!!)

This 'My Chemical Romance' album is a simple octagonal shape with each side curved inwards to give the spiders web effect and then 'stardust stickles' glitter glue for the web detail. The large spider decoration was cut from thin card using the cricut 'Indie Art' cartridge and then embossed with silver embossing powder to give it a slightly distressed look. This was then simply glued to the chipboard cover.

This album is for my photos of 'Green Day' and was even simpler to make than the MCR one above. I again used my cricut 'Indie Art' cartridge to create a template and cut out the 2 chipboard covers and about 40 pages for the inside of the album. The covers were then coloured using a Tim Holtz distress ink (stormy sky) applied directly to the chipboard. The eyes and nose of the skull were cut from spare chipboard, inked to match the base, and then also inked with a 'platinum planet' brilliance inkpad and then attached with some Anita's pva glue.


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