Easy Christmas Album Cover

by Lilith Eeckels

Christmas is just around the corner. I love this festive period and always snap a lot of family pictures. I try to make a Christmas album each year and plan my cover in advance. For this year's album, I was inspired by the Perfect Poinsettias Embossing Folder from Altenew.

I love the traditional Christmas colors green and red but went with a little color variation going towards a more peachy red and teal. The ink colors I used Rouge, Pink Pearl, Evergreen, and Galatic Stream Crisp Ink.

How to:

  1. Cut out one piece of white cardstock to fit the 3d embossing folder. Emboss the image following the instructions of your die cut machine.
  2. Cut out two pieces of cardboard to the same size as your cover and cut out 3 pieces from patterned paper. I picked a paper from the Enjoy the Ride Collection which has a lovely rich dark green color.
  3. Blend in your ink colors with a blending tool. The small Altenew blending tools are perfect for this step.
  4. Add some gold touched with Metallic Watercolor paint from Altenew.
  5. Stamp the title of the album with embossing ink and add Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder. Heat set the powder and cut around the sentiment.
  6. Unravel some Enchanted Gold Metallic Thread add place it beneath the title. Using foam tape will help it pop off the cover.
  7. Glue the cover onto the cardboard and adhere the three other panels.
  8. Add some gold touches to the three remaining panels with patterned paper.
  9. Punch out holes and add your album rings.

Now all I have to do is take loads of pictures and pop them inside.

You can see how I created the album covers in the video below or watch it in HD on YouTube.



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