mercredi 15 décembre 2010

Project 52 weeks of ATC's - Week 50

(Version française ici)
This week, we will make a little ATC accordion booklet.
Here is my example:

You will need :
  • Cardstock for the cover - 6″ x 3 ½″
  • Cardstock for the accordion - 12″ x 3 3/8″
  • Tsukineko Memento ink in black (+ other colors of your choice)
  • Wood coloring pencils
  • Choice of stamps (I used the Fairies set by EK Success and Delicate Patterns, by Hot Off The Press – HOTP-1014)
  • ½″-wide x 6″-long ribbon, color of your choice.
  • Bone folder
Steps :
  • Place the 6″ x 3 ½″ piece of cardstock horizontally on your work surface, with inside facing you, and use the bone folder to trace folds at 1 5/8″ and at 1 11/16″. Turn the panel 360˚ (inside still facing you) and repeat folds at the same measurements. The “panels” that you will create will become little doors that will close on the finished ATC, and the double fold will allow some thickness for the accordion.
  • Perforate the cover to pass a ribbon that will close up your ATC booklet. To do so: a. make 2 little holes (O used an eyelet punch) on one of the “door” (see image for placement); b. fold bat cover as it will beonce closed and mark the placement for the corresponding holes on the other side; c. Open the cover and perforate the markings.
  • Decorate the cover : stamps and coloring – on my example, I colored with the wood pencils the designs stamped on the patterned paper, which creates a translucent effect. Set the finished cover aside.
  • Take the 12″ x 4″ piece of cardstock and score 4 times, always at 2 3/8″ - meaning the first fold will be measured at 2 3/8″ from the edge; move the ruler to the score line (which now becomes 0”) and score again at 2 3/8″; move the cardstock this way until you have scored 4 times. Look at the illustration for a better idea.
  • Glue one of the ends of the accordion to the middle portion of the inside cover.
  • Decorate each "page". I chose to decorate both sides of each page.
  • Pass the ribbon through the holes and finish with a bow.

Don’t forget to come show us your booklets on the store forum!

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