Saturday, 17 December 2011
Christmas bookatrix no 1
A bookatrix Christmas card commissioned for an elderly couple. It had to be red and gold, so I used stardream white cardstock, and a bright red mirri card, which has a lovely sheen, rather than a shine (expensive too!) I dug out the peeloffs from hibernation to create the edgings and the sentiment. I also made a box for this, and decorated it to match the card. The silk poinsettia is from Prima, many years ago, the gold flowers and ribbon are from my stash, and the roses, rose buds and chandelier beads are WOC as usual.
I attached the whole bookatrix to an opening card, cut to fit, so that the sentiment could go inside. I find my customers prefer this to a little stand. Not sure why bookatrix cards are still very popular, but I have another four to finish, (all are nearly complete, thank goodness) and only a week to go! I have sent some bought cards this year though, as my back operations haven't allowed me to get on as quickly as I'd hoped.
Thank you so much for popping by to see my blog - all comments are very much appreciated, and I promise I'll stop by to see what you've been crafting this week - I love a good nosey!