Sunday, October 2, 2011

Accordion Birthday card








I made this accordion card for the list mom of the birthday swap I belong. This swap took the sign up in December, and the swap started on Jan. 1, so, my birthday being on 12.31, I'm the last one of the list, the last one to receive, from all the members on this list, the end of the year. But when I signed up, she sent me the birthday card right away, in December. How nice of her! I even received a couple of cards from the members on the list too! So, not to mention she keeps this list, sending the reminder for next month's birthday every month, I thought I would make a card, not a regular 2 folded card, but looks like a little present instead :-) And this is what I made. I got the instruction here. The first picture shows you the inside of this little booklet. All stamps are from Fiskars. I luv wine, esp. RED wine, and that's the reason I bought this set :-) I colored with color pencils, inkpads (using the brush & a bit of water), used copics for shades, and Glossy accent on the wine bottle & glasses. I used Swirl punch on dp around the Grape, to match with the vine. I cut thin pieces from the same dp to make a design on the last page. I also used many tiny pearls on the front and the last page inside. I layered two die cuts using pop up glue dots on each layer, and ribboned through the bottom layer. I really like how it turned out. The base is rather easy to make but it took a while to make a design, to make a book which has a "Story", from the beginning to the end. I'm mailing this tomorrow to our list mom. I'm also submitting this to some challenges.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog today. Have a nice evening! :-)




13 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

I know that she will love this!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

I love this, it is so awesome, wow, i am impressed. Great job. I know she will love it to pieces hugs Cathy

Chrisann said...

She'll love this card. I know I sure do. I will have to try this myself. You make everything look so easy :)

Card Crazy said...

Eve, these are all so beautiful. I just wish I'd had time lately to catch up on everything! Consider this comment a big I LOVE THEM ALL!
Sue S.

Mary Jo said...

Very cool idea. You did an amazing job with it and I'm sure she will love it! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up. Good luck.

WencheP said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Penny said...

this is just lovely, great colours and super fold! Perfect addition to the card makin mama's challenge this week, thanks for playing

Elizabeth Allan said...

Your friend will be so excited upon receiving your beautiful card Eve. Who would love getting one of your treasures in the mail. I admire all the work in your accordion card!

Jan Garber said...

So much work and detail put into that project! I'm sure it will be appreciated! Thanks for joining the challenge at Do You Stack Up!

sallysbitz said...

WOW, this is just brilliant. Sooo much detail x
Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Splashbunny said...

stunning creation hun!
Love the Layout and colours you've used.
Thank you for joining us for the Pearls and Swirls challenge at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs
Zahreen
xxx

Miranda said...

this is a fantastic card, love the folds, lovely images and sentiments too
I'm glad you are joining our challenge this week
hugs
Miranda DYSU DT

Sandy said...

This is a neat idea - wonderful card and I love the color red!
Sandy

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