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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Another card for the boys!

Not just another male card but a special one for Dom, my eldest, for his birthday  and something that I thought he would really like:) He is a writer and loves books so when I saw this book box at a craft fair I knew I just had to have it! It actually came with another smaller box inside which is still naked!!
So here is my literary creation:)                



 The main photo doesn't show the true colour but first of all I painted the box with cream acrylic paint and the rest of it is gilded with gold cream paste. I also antiqued the edges with the gold cream on the front. The book label is from Tando aged with alcohol inks and a couple of added brads. The bird is Little Vermillion from SU stamped and coloured. The letters on  the spine are cut on my Silhouette and edged with a black pen. I cut a long strip of card to fit the box and concertinaed it  then stamped Dom's name using gothic alphabet stamps from Aspects of Design. I coloured them with PM's and edged them with a gold marker pen. I attached a tassel so that it can be drawn out. Hope you like it:)

This is me saying au revoir for a couple of weeks as we are off to France tomorrow although I do have a couple of scheduled posts (hopefully) !



12 comments:

jackid said...

This is stunning Valerie and I know he will love it
Have a wonderful time in France I hope the weather is better for you there than it is here lol
Jacki xx

Sasha said...

What a fabulous job you did, Val. Both outside and in. Beautifully gilded! Your son will love it, it's so unusual and a real keepsake.
Have a wonderful time in France...I'll miss you! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

What a stunning gift Val you have made a super job on the gilding and I am sure your son will treasure it....
Have a great time in France....

Anne

Aquarius said...

What a lucky find that was and you've decorated it beautifully - bet he loves it. Have a good time in France.

Karen said...

Great project Val - love the way you've concertina'd his name in the book. I'm sure Dom loved it. Have a great holiday - will keep my fingers crossed for the weather. Au revoir et bon voyage!

Karen x

GinaA said...

A great birthday memento, the artwork is beautiful . Have a great holiday.

Christine said...

Wow, what a great creation! It's beautiful Valerie and have a nice time in France!
Hug
Christine

lynne said...

Hi Valerie
This is stunning! This is also not a card, it is a work of art. The attention to detail is second to none.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Wonderful project, its stunning inside and out.
Yvonne x

Victoria said...

A truly stunning project, to be treasured forever by Dom. Have a fabulous holiday!

Carol said...

What a great project and great use of the tando frame too.

Vicky Hayes said...

GORGEOUS Val! Vicky x

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