Thursday, 20 January 2011

Mini Concertina Books

The theme of the current issue of the Cardmaking Paradise magazine is "Valentines" but the projects can be used for other occasions. My design team contribution was a series of flower themed mini concertina books which are only 6"(15.5cm) x 2" (5cm). The template can easily be made larger.

For this first one I used double sided scrapbooking paper. I edged the pink paper with fired brick Distress Ink and also stamped the flowers with that colour.

Slip Case

For this next one I coloured the base card with Distress Inks wild honey and rusty hinge, stamping the daisies with wild honey. The large flowers are Versafine onyx black.

Slip case

For the final one I omitted the slip cover and instead I made "covers" front and back with chipboard covered with Background Papers, Book 3, Springtime from Crafty Individuals. Distress Inks were again used for the background - this time milled lavender and dusty concord. The stamped flowers are Versafine imperial purple, coloured with water colour pencils lightly blended with water.

The daisy flower images used for all the mini books are from Crafty Individuals plate CI-206.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your little books with flowers on must give that a try.