Have you ever created a multi-page card. I don’t know if there is a name for this or not but I am going to call it a book card since you create as many or as few pages as you wish!
A friend of mine needed a card for his fiancée’s 25th birthday and I offered to make him a card. Immediately I thought of using the Beautiful You set since his fiancée seems quite stylish.
The folded card base is cut from Pink Pirouette cardstock and measures 5″ x 5″ (cut from cardstock 5″ x 10″ and folded in half).
Next I cut watercolour paper (from a large sheet size I have) slightly smaller than the card base. I cut this about 9-3/4″ x 4-7/8″ and scored in half, to create a piece 4-7/8″ x 4-7/8″. I folded the textured side of the watercolour paper in and then I cut another piece smaller again at approx. 4-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ to attach to a matte of Basic Black (43/4″ x 4 3/4″), to then attach to the outside flap of the first piece of watercolour paper. Confused yet? (LOL -I may need to create a video to explain)
I created a black matte for the card front 4-7/8″ square , layered a piece of retired designer series paper featuring sweet hearts. I cut a strip of Watercolour paper and stamped my image in Archival Black ink and watercoloured using the new Watercolour Pencils and an Aquapainter. This was then attached to another black matte to create a divide from this piece and the patterned paper.
I used the Large Numbers Framelits to die cut the letters from Silver Glimmer paper and popped these up on the card front.
My next focus was the 4 5/8″ square piece of watercolour paper attached to the first inside flap. I stamped the dancing woman from the Beautiful You set and again coloured her as I did the woman on the cover of the card. The sky and ground around the woman was coloured using full ink pads, along with the Aquapainter.
If you look closely at the womans dress and at the openings in some of the letters in this sentiment, you will see some Clear Wink of Stella. I find this adds the perfect shimmer to images.
Next I went on to stamp the inside of the card. I used the final womans image from the Beautiful You set and masked off the bottom her dress/ body. This allowed me to create the dress in whatever design I wished. I have seen so many beautiful ball gown dresses created with this image, that I had to give it a whirl.
I used the Melon Mambo watercolour pencil to create my solid dress lines and lightly coloured in between, then I blended it using the Aquapainter. Once happy with the result, I let it dry and then added Clear Wink of Stella again!
I added my final sentiments to this “page” of the “book and my card was complete and ready to go.
Just the right amount of bling and dazzle. My friend told me that his fiancée absolutely LOVED the card. Knowing that is my reward! I am thrilled at the result and look forward to creating more “book” cards!