Saturday, December 10, 2011

Vintage Christmas

Today's theme at Card A Day Blog is Christmas and Children and I am making a Book Card with a free vintage image. The finished Book Card size is 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 and 5/8 deep.  I have to warn you that today's post will be a long.

Inside for the book part. I used white for mine and then covered the outside in brown cardstock.
2 pieces of cardstock 4 1/2 x 8
2 pieces of cardstock 6 x 8

Now you will need to score each piece at every inch (1,2,3,4,5,6, and 7) and accordion fold them. This is where I inked the edges of my book. Slide one of the 6x8 pieces together with a 4 1/2 x 8 piece and glue the top and bottom pieces together. You are only gluing the top and bottom corners together. I used liquid glue - make sure they are tight and straight..

Flip it over and glue the other side.  I then glued the other 6x8 piece and lastly the 4 1/2 x 8. I now have a rectangle shape. I then used a piece of scrap cardstock to glue to the bottom.

Now for the Book Cover.

Measure your accordion box. My finished size is 4 1/2 x 6. I started with a piece of white cardstock cut at 6 1/2 x 11. Using the Scor-Pal I scored at 4 3/4 from the left side of paper. This will be the front of my card. I then used my box to figure the size of my book spine and mine is 5/8. Be sure to measure yours as it is possible that it is a different size. I then measured another 4 3/4 for the back cover and cut the excess off. Glue the accordion box on the inside back.

For the inside of my Book Card I used a piece of lace I had left over from another project and lined the edges of the book. I used my glue gun to glue the lace down. 

I have a nice place to hold a pair of earrings or bracelet.

Cover for the Book Card.
I have the sized of all layers below for your reference. I covered the outside of my white cardstock with embossed brown cardstock. I printed off my graphic on glossy photo paper and trimmed it to size.  Mine is cut to 2 5/8 x 5.  The hardest part is deciding how big you want to print your graphic.  I use a combination of Cricut Design Studio and Photo Shop Elements to determine my graphic size.  I basically design my card front and then size my graphic according to the spot I have left for it. 

The image is matted onto a brown cardstock.  I have a piece of vellum I embossed and then used walnut distress ink on to color the embossing. This is on a piece of white cardstock and that is matted onto a a piece of Brushed Gold cardstock. I just love that bit of shimmer it adds.  This is onto a piece of white card stock. 
I have distressed all the edges of the cardstock, vellum, and graphic image and then inked the edges in Walnut Ink.  The image and brown cardstock are glued closer to the right hand side of the card front.  

I added a pieces of ribbon to the right hand size of the card.  On top of that I added a piece of trim which I hot glued to the back of the card.  I then made a couple of decorative pins and glued them to the card with the points falling behind the image.  On top of this is a double loop bow with a blue prima flower glued in the center.  I punched a couple of leave out of green cardstock and used Holly stickles on top of them to give a bit of sparkle.

Card Front Sizes:
Graphic Image: 2 5/8 x 5
Brown Cardstock: 2 7/8 x 5 1/4
Vellum: 3 6/8 x 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 ( embossed then inked)
White Cardstock: 3 7/8 x 5 3/4
Brushed Gold: 4 1/2 x 6
White: 4 3/4 x 6 1/8

Recollection's Cardstock - White and Brown, Stampin' Up - Brushed Gold and Vellum, small scrap of green cardstock.
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Ink
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - Textile
Punch: leaf punch unknown maker as it was one of Mom's.
Misc: Adhesive, liquid glue, glue gun, pearls, floral pins, prima flower, trim, ribbon, lace, Scor-Pal, bone folder, glossy photo paper, Holly Stickles, distressing tool.


Tina Campbell said...

Wow Cindy that is a beautiful card. Nice tutorial on the card and the trim I betcha I have some of that too around the house. TFS such a wonderful project with us.

Christine Patton said...

What a great idea, Cindy. And an excellent tutorial. I've never made one like this before, but I think it's time I did!! Yours is beautiful!

bbubbles said...

Love it! Do you have a favorite place for vintage clipart? this is one card I'm going to try to replicate, but am not sure I will do as lovely as a job as you! Thanks so much for the inspiration!