A Christmas Flip Flop Book
Good morning and happy Sunday. It's Sue here and I'm happy to be sharing another Christmas project with you, a flip-flop book.
We've recently had a new release of fabulous, fun, Winter/Christmas stamps, so I was keen to try them out, and there's also some old favourites in here too.
I've made a pre-cut flip-flop book before, but never one from scratch. I started with a piece of A3 black card and drew it out. All of the squares are 3.5 inches (I've very old school, non of this metric mullarkey) This was the largest I could get on the card and still have an easy to see measurement. I then cut this out with my old Fiskars trimmer.
For my first layer I cut 10 pieces of blue patterned paper and gessoed the edges. These are all 3.25 inches
Then I cut 10 pieces of watercolour card into 3 inch squares. That's it now, no more measuring thank goodness!
Now for the fun part! I stamped the images from Whimsical Winter, Playful Penguins, and Frosty Friends onto the white card with Momento, and Archival inks, as I knew I wanted to water colour them and I didn't want the ink to run.
They've all been coloured with watercolour and sparkle pens, and then glittered to within an inch of their lives - well it is Christmas!
Then they've been sewn down onto the backing sheet, and some Tim Holtz Christmas stickers added.
Now it's just a question of sticking them all down!
Trying to keep them all straight and even. The cord has also been stuck down to tie it all together at the end.
So now it flips....
And it flops!
And it all ties up! If I make another one I would cut the inside layers a little shorter just to make it easier on the creases.
Don't forget this challenge is running until the end of December,
so please join in.
so please join in.
All of the fab stamps can be found here.
I hope that you like my flip-flop book, and that you have a very Merry Christmas. See you again in the new year xx
Rubber Dance Stamps Used
A3 black card
Tim Holtz sticker