Sunday, 24 January 2010

Peep hole card

I'm pleased to say that I am in contact with Wyld Cat and her blog candy prize will be winging it's way to her.

It has been so lovely having some of my family to visit but I am really going to miss them when they leave on Tuesday, especially the baby. They grow and change so quickly and I hate to miss it.

 As they have gone out to visit friends I thought I'd pop in and add these cards, which I made as samples for last week's workshop. The fold makes a little book which has a series of apertures which diminish in size up to the focal point at the back...... Hence the name! I coloured the background card with a combination of distress Inks, Colour Wash Sprays and Glimmer Mists, through stencils then stamped over at random. On the green card I rubbed gold acrylic paint through sequin waste (punchinello) just in a few areas. It produces a 
slightly raised effect which I love. 
I'll add the instructions for this card as soon as I can. It's my own take on an idea shown to me by my friend Caz of when we had a play day some time ago.Thanks Caz!

Peep Hole Card Diagram 
When decorated, concertina fold the top layer of card to the right.
Then fold all top layers down to the covers (on the bottom)
Close the front cover over to complete card fold.

To open and stand.... concertina fold the top layers and stand on top of the open cover.
From the front you can peep through all apertures to the focal point image at the back.



Martina2801 said...

Jo, your peep hole cards are so fantastic! I`m blown away. Really great artwork!!!!

LME said...

Lovely card :)

Tinkertaylor said...

These are gorgeous... looking forward to the instructions

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful Jo, so sorry I missed the workshop, x

massofhair said...

Loving these cards, sorry i missed the workshop! Is there any chance of instructions at the February meet of Victoria Stampers, please?

Also could you talk me through how to get pictures in Blogger to behave. Been trying for hours and can't work it out, very frustrating. Spoke to Dizzy today and she has the same problem. Thank you Jo :-) x

Ann B said...

Just love this card Jo and makes me doubly sick to miss your workshop.

dizzy said...

this was a fab workshop as always with lots of great new ideas you always have fab stuff to share xxx

Winged said...

Fab idea! Thanks for sharing! And you have beautiful stamps!