The arched window is a Memory Box die and the leaves are from Spellbinders. Two windows and a variety of leaves are diecut from thick, brown card and the book cover is made from the same card, then all the pieces are decorated with Gold Pinflair Buff-it.
To make the arched window, a piece of acetate is cut to fit the window and glued onto an arched aperture in the front of the card before adding the diecuts front and back, making sure they line up perfectly. This gives an illusion of depth to the window frame.
"Inside or Outside"
The brickwork is made using an inking and embossing folder technique. I resisted adding too much decoration to the inside since I didn't want to detract from the castle, but there's plenty of room for a sentiment.
"Make a Wish"
We had a lovely, Sunny day when I took this photo', so I took the camera outside to show you some shadows. The book card construction is great as a faux shadow box. In this one, I added a front with an arch-shaped aperture (cut using the same arched window die), embossed and gilded. This covers the book "pages" so the inside looks even more like a box even though the outside of the card is book-shaped.
The castle and fairy are stamped in black archival ink and decorated using Derwent inktense pencils. The fairy's wings and wand have sparkle from a "Wink of Stella" clear pen; the castle is decoupaged. The background is hand-painted with acrylic paints.
Papermania Midnight Fairytale stamps
Memory Box Arched Window die
Sizzix Bigz On the Edge Iron Gate
Embossing Folders: Sizzix bricks, M-Bossabilities asian
cardstock: brown 300gsm, white 160gsm
Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Gilding Waxes (I used Pinflair Buff-its in Gold, Red & Blue)
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