Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Accordion Christmas Card

I thought that now everyone has received their cards and homemade items from me for Christmas, I would blog a few things, starting with this accordion card. I did this type of accordion card for Crafts Beautiful a couple of issues back and it can be adapted for all sorts of occasions when you want the Wow factor on the mantelpiece. My students liked it so when we start classes again in January I thought we could do some different designs and colourschemes for Valentine and Mother's Day and special birthdays. It's a good design to have up your sleeve for special people.

I was making it for someone who is not overly fond of Christmas so I chose the bird stamps from Crafty Individuals  rather than more traditional imagery. They do a set with four small ones, and also a single larger bird, and I had intended to use the bigger one on the front, but in the end I used a small one on the front and left the last section free for a pocket with a tag in it for the greeting.

I used Papermania papers to go with my blue theme, and a white embossed flourish (Crafty Individuals) on the front to match the scrolls on some of the bird images.

I used the StazOn technique for the bird images, with faux metal frames, and finished it off with teal organza ribbon and teal adhesive gems.


  1. beautiful Lucy. I had to have a look at the close up of this. the papers and the stamps work really well together. lots of work gone into this!!

  2. Such a lot of work but worth it for the result. Beautiful. Lynne

  3. What a stunning card Lucy, well worth the extra effort! Looking forward to getting together in 2010. Happy new year! xx

  4. Gorgeously heavenly divine...can't think of any more superlatives that I haven;t already overused when describing your art hun....simply....LOVE IT! xx

  5. What a beautiful piece of work...really love the combinations!