Top of "book card" showing concertina folds
The front of the card is decorated as normal.
"Front cover of book card"
Each layer is decorated to make up a picture with lots of depth.
"Inside of book card "
The book card shown above has a number of layers with large oval apertures cut out, and a back page formed with a decoupaged castle. Each layer features various cut-outs of medieval princesses. Most of the free graphics are from the Graphics Fairy's blog.
This technique can be used to make cards of different shapes and sizes and with a number of different embellishments, and is a great way of using up stash. The layers can be made from patterned papers, and it's one of those designs that lends itself to the use of lots of embellishments!
"Flowers 1 front"
"Flowers 1 inside"
The apertures in the layers for this flowers card are different sizes. The apertures get smaller the deeper into the card you go. This gives the illusion of even more depth and leaves extra room for the embellishments.
"Flowers 1 top, showing concertina folds"
These flower cards are all made from the "Sugar and Spice" collection of papers & embellishments.
"Flowers 2 front cover"
"Flowers 2 inside - flower power!"
When I was given the pack I thought it was a bit "twee".
"Flowers 3 front cover"
"Flowers 3 inside - if friends were flowers, I'd pick you"
But I'm pleased how the cards turned out :)