I had been trying to get Couture Creations "Tied Together" embossing folder for this but no-one has any stocks of it. Seemingly it was supposed to be a limited edition (?) but there has been such a call for more stock that they are trying to get more made. In it's place I have used Couture Creations "Wicker Weave" e/f and at each join I have (painstakingly.......)used Liquid Pearls to add a faux pearl - on the card it was all around the outside - and took me ages!!! lol Still if a job's worth doing well....... etc.
For the main image I borrowed my friend Anne's stamp "At the Altar" by Stampendous which is lovely. Stamped and embossed with silver detail e/p and then the detail of the dress was decoupaged to add some interest and some Liquid Pearl used in the bouquet. Die cut using nesties and mounted on silver mirri card. The sentiment was printed on my laser printer and put through my foiling machine, die cut and mounted on silver mirri. Some diamond gems were added.
The main book card was an A4 sheet of pearl card with the spine marked 1cm either side of the centre point (giving a 2cm spine).
For the actual accordion part of the card I measured the height and width of the back half of the outer card and cut two pieces of card the height of the back and two the width of the back and it depends on how high you want your book to be as to the length of card you cut. When you've decided you score each piece at 2cm measurements to get mountain and valley folds. When you've got crisp folds then all the edges fit into each other a bit like interlocking fingers.
The fancy edges are a Martha Stewart punch and I've added some silver mirri die cuts to each corner. Before I put it together I added a piece of acetate for the window.
The wording that you can see through the window was a lovely wedding verse I found on the internet. Again I've added some die cuts before adding the actual book mechanism.
|Close up of the embossing & Pearls|
Right, we're off to the reception. Thanks for dropping by and hope you all have a great weekend....... at least it's not raining (at the moment!!!).
|The mechanism of the accordion folds|