Jeanette says: I stamped my gecko on a picture from a magazine, heat embossed* and layered it on to the black ink dyed veneer post card using Mod Podge.
No....Jeanette did not violate her "Rule #2--No heat embossing. She embossed the image on paper, not on the veneer.
If you like you can stamp directly onto the veneer.
I covered the back and end pieces with card stock.
Next I arranged the pieces into a journal leaving a bit of space between the end piece and the front cover (to
leave space to bend).
I taped the end piece and front cover together securely to make the front of the journal.
Punch holes in ends of front and back covers.
Cut as many 4 " x 7 " journal pages as you like. Punch holes to match cover.
Assemble and use brads to secure.
Finish your Journal with decorative ribbon tape.
Samples below--without the 1"x 4" hinge--are postcards but would also make interesting journal cover possibilities: