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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

What a weekend! Not the weather-the partying

First of all the finished card. Kept it simple but there's a little surprise. Side panels are two small narrow cards held closed with a narrow leather thong passed under the decorative strip and threaded through a bead. I knotted the ends together so that the bead wouldn't slide off by mistake.Left hand side open. Printed on some cream parchment. Right hand side was used for the birthday message. This is the first time I've tried this format and I think it is quite useful. There is room for lots of variation.
It was only going to be a plain box but the grungeboard was out and I cut some vertical striped paper diagonally to create the chevron. Letters inked black and rubbed with wax looked just like metal. Card went down a treat.
Managed to stay the course with rest thrown in here and there.
More will be revealed later.


  1. I'm not surprised it went down a treat - it's fantastic Betty.

    Love Lynda xxx

  2. I take it the party went well then Betty. Love this most unusual creation, very inventive.
    Love, pat xx