December Daily 2010 | Cover Option Two Step By Step (+ Free Title Download)

My second December Daily cover option is much simpler than the first.

I started with two pieces of recycled chipboard that were actually the back of this page of Anna Griffin pattern paper. Any chipboard will do. Cut to 6 inches x 8 inches.

Paint the chipboard with gesso or white paint on both sides. Cut two pieces of specialty paper (still working on a source for this paper - I purchased it at my local art supply store: Oregon Art Supply). I cut mine larger than 6x8 so that I could trim it after adhering. You might want to check out your local art supply store to see if they have something similar or use some other paper you have on hand.

Adhere the paper using gel medium. To apply the gel medium I paint it in an even layer onto the chipboard and then use a brayer to smooth the paper onto the chipboard.

For the title I created a circle digital element. Print on cream cardstock and punch (I used this circle punch).

Merry Christmas! I'm happy to share this fun little circle title with you for your own album. The file download includes a single PNG file and a PDF that includes 12, 1.75 inch circles on the page. They would also make nice gift tags.

DOWNLOAD HERE: AEdwards_25DecemberTitle

For a little decoration on my title I added Christmas Red Stickles inside the lines of the 25.

Adhere it to the cover using a tape runner.

I set a 7gypsies glass knob on the cover - it's not attached yet because I couldn't get the back off (really easy to do generally - it screws in after punching a hole with a crop-a-dile). I'm not sure if those 7gypsies knobs are still available but I know that Tim has some new ones here.

This is most likely the cover I'll go with this year. It feels nice and clean and simple - similar to the rest of the design throughout the album. I've been wanting to use this white paper on a project for awhile now.

For a full list of December Daily posts go here.

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