Each panel has lots of inking, stamping and perfect pearls, but also features a diecut reindeer, bird or tree madde by adhering patterned paper to recycled cardboard packaging.
Sandwiching the diecuts in layers makes them thick like chipboard embellishments and lends a feel of luxury to the project. I sponge a little ink around the edges of the diecuts, usually where shadows might appear.
"The other side"
Panels are added to the back of the card to give room for a handwritten greeting.
I like to keep the front of accordion cards fairly plain; this gives more of a "wow" factor when the card is opened. Here, a sticker from Tim Holtz' Seasonal stickers is added to some patterned paper.
Entered for the following challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
Technique Time Tuesdays - Faux Frame
Craft Your Passion - More than one fold
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - diecut embellishments