This is an "accordion" card. The covers are thick card (scavenged from the cover of an old calendar) covered in patterned paper. The inner accordion part is 300gsm white card, 11" wide, folded at 2 3/4 " intervals (making 3 folds and 4 panels), then die-cut whilst folded so the sides remain intact for the joins, but the top and bottom has pretty edges to match the covers. The first and last panels are glued to the insides of the covers together with a length of lace to act as a closure.
"Inside accordion folds between the covers"
The panels are decorated with distress inks, stamped with script and covered in gold perfect pearls, then stamped again with a butterfly stamp. Images and lace are glued in place. All the lace started out as white and was inked with distress inks to match the project.
"Closeup of first panel showing detail"
The edges of all the images and letters are inked with distress inks to match. The frame effect on the individual panels is achieved by masking with a panel cut from a smaller die.
The panels on the other side are decorated in a similar way.
The bottom points are cut from all the panels to help the card stand straight. The panels can be arranged in different ways to display different aspects.
Sizzix Bigz Movers & Shakers Ornamental die
Sizzix Movers & shakers Mini Ornamental die
Distress inks: Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany
Perfect Pearls: gold
Tim Holtz paper pads: Seasonal, Lost and Found
Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers: Seasonal
Cardstock: thick scrap & white 300gsm
Adhesives: PVA, Glossy Accents
Entered for the following challenge:
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