I got the cards a couple of years ago in a Christmas cracker, so you can imagine how small they are!
First, I gave the cards a couple of coats of fresco Snowflake. Next I chose some fresco colours inspired by a beautiful photo that I saw in The Times Supplement this weekend of a landscape in Ethiopia. I used French Roast, Bougainvillea, Autumn Fire, London Bus and Lavender.
I brayered the colours onto the cards and then stamped using 3 PA mini stamps .
Next I used LP Asian inspired stamps in Black Archival.
I edged the cards with Frantage Gold embossing powder and this is where I got lost!
I had no idea how to create a book. I thought that I could attach ribbon to the backs and somehow make a book. I wanted to show the playing card backs but it was all too flimsy!
So, plan B....I made a black card concertina to stick down the cards, thereby losing the backs.
So, I frantaged more playing cards to make the front and back covers.
I used Sari silk for my ties and wound copper wire around the ends and attached copper fastening and beads.
The inside, back cover is also a playing card and I am sending this as an 18th birthday card to a friends daughter, so I will write on there.
This was another learning experience for me and although I have created 5 mini pieces, I don't find this topic easy as I am a bit messy and not precise like a lot of the exquisite entries. still having fun though!
Need some tips on photography too! Thanks for looking!