"Dove Book Christmas Card Inside"
This card has the usual book card construction. If you've never made one before, I have a tutorial with all the construction details.
"Inside left panel"
The background paper is entirely handmade using a heat-embossing resist technique to stamp the snowflakes, with plenty of blue distress inks sponged on, and a few extra blue stamped snowflakes for dimension. Spellbinders snowflakes are diecut from pearlised card, together with a Venetian Motif decorated circle behind the sentiment. The sentiment is printed from one of those Christmas magazine CDs & sponged with distress inks to match, then mounted on a Fancy Tag diecut with Pinflair blobs to raise it. You can't see it in the photo, but the swirls have thin lines of glitter glue added for extra sparkle.
The beautiful dove is a free image from the Graphics Fairy (thank you Karen!). It is printed three times, fussy cut, shaped & layered. The feathers on the wing edges and tail are feathered with scissors so they look more realistic. The image was glued into some old acetate packaging filled with tiny clear seed beads and white sequin snowflakes to make a shaker card, and fitted into the aperture. Extra diecut snowflakes are slotted in between "the pages of the book" and held in place with tiny dots of glossy accents. The front layer of the folded book pages is heat-embossed & inked to match the backing paper.
The front cover has some more of that patterned paper matted onto pearlised white card edged in distress inks, with some more diecut snowflakes.
Well, it's turned cold here in Northern Ireland and whilst they forecast snow, we didn't see any thank goodness. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas :-)
Stampers Anonymous stamp set - Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight
Spellbinders - 2012 Snowflake Pendant, Create-a-flake 4, Venetian Motifs, Fancy Framed Tags Two
Versamark ink pad
Stampendous embossing powder, clear detail
free dove image from the Graphics Fairy
recycled acetate packaging
seed beads & white sequin snowflakes
Papermania Persimmon ribbon
cardstock: blue 300gsm, white pearlised 200gsm, white 160 gsm & 300gsm
Hot Off The Press - vintage Christmas CD-Rom
Fine glitter glue
Entered for the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen - Cold and Frosty
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Stamp Without Ink