December Daily® 2015 – the album cover


Hello and welcome to this year’s post all about my cover for this festive album.

Like I said in my Foundation pages post although I wanted to use pocket pages I still wanted to make my own cover as that is one of my favourite parts of this project.

Before I made this year cover i looked back at all my previous ones.


And last years.


Based on that evidence I should have picked a red or kraft coloured cover this year just to change it up a bit…… but I decided on all white because that was the mood that struck me this year.

It was this pin combined with my previous album from 2009, with the tree shape adhered to the cover, that gave me the inspiration this time.

First I drew a snowflake shape on a thin piece of chipboard.


Making a few measurements I tried to get the length and width of each ‘stem’ the same.

Below you can see the little snowflake die-cut I used to copy the shape.


After fiddling about for some time trying to get it to look exactly symmetrical I eventually gave up and left it as it was, according to Wikipedia most are not perfectly symmetrical anyway!

Here it is cut out.


It was then glued to the cover.


And given several layers of white paint. I used artists acrylic.


And then the good stuff. What embellishments to add? I am such a huge fan of the metal rimmed tags so added one of those along with a wood veneer snowflake I’d painted white and some white and silver bakers twine.


I added glitter to the little snowflake and went around the edges of the large one with a silver gilt pen. The 25 was added and finally the title to the tag using some very old Doodlebug mini rub-ons. I almost used red letters but thought the black looked different to other albums so went with those instead.


So there we are, all ready! Only five days to go……..


December Daily® is an album project developed by Ali Edwards. Read all about it over here.