Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Mystical Unicorns

The second card I entered in the Royal Easter Show
was made using the beautiful papers from Stamperia.

The paper on the front cover wraps around the spine and continues to the back cover.

Although the cover is pretty, it is the beautiful paper that makes it so.

 The inside of this book card is the focal point.

The unicorn and flowers have been fussy cut and positioned in place.
The unicorn is glued flat along the edge with dimensionals under his head and chest.
The same is done with the flowers, which allows the tag to slip into place but is removable for writing a message on the reverse side.

The fame is made using watercolour paper that is concertinered and  slotted together.
Decorative papers were used to frame the frame (hope that makes sense), 
then other flowers were fussy cut and glued into place
along with a little quote.  A piece of ribbon was tucked under the flowers.

I was very happy with the final result of this book card,
and although it wasn't a winner, it was displayed at the show 
along with all the other entrants.

Thanks for visiting again today, it's always appreciated.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Helen, I have been paper crafting for almost 20 years. Why is it that I have never heard of a book card?! I want to come to your house and make one of these with you because I know I could never do it on my own. I promise I'm going to go to YouTube as soon as I am done talking to you here. I have always found unicorns to be the most mystical of mystical creatures so I love the papers and, in particular, the way you have used the papers! This book card is actually a gift as far as I am concerned. It is incredibly beautiful. Stunning, in fact!

    1. Awww ..... thanks, Kay. I agree that this book card is a gift in itself. I've made a couple of these before to give for a special birthday or such. It's possibly called something else but I only know it as a book card. The hardest part is the concertinered frame and the paper on top of the frame. Getting that even is quite fiddly. xoxox

  2. Helen, your card is absolutely beautiful. Well done. I’d like to have seen the competition to see why it’s didn’t place. It must have been really tough cause this is a winner in my book.


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