Accordion Envelope Booklet Card

Opened W 30" x H 7"
Closed: W 3 1/2 x H 7"

I used a bright yellow textured card stock accordion folded with a scalloped envelope bottom edge to insert the purple card stock which was cut to mimic the scallop edge. A shinny bright yellow textured holograph paper was put behind the purple to give a contrasted affect. 

The lettering was done on a separate piece of card stock, outlined with dimensional paint then painted with watercolors and the letter portions cut out. This was placed behind the holograph paper. A quote was written along the purple section in monoline.

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The front and back cover are mat board covered  in purple card stock. The textured background is Clear Ultra Thick Embossing powder heated only till the pebbly effect appears then rubbed with antique gold paste. The ABC ornament, on the front cover, is black, gold and purple fimo/sculpey accented with gold leaf in an abstract shape and then the letters inscribed prior backing. I used 3 ribbons for a closure in black, gold and purple. The picture on the left is a close up of the ornament.

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value 

will never be known. Improve upon them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. -Ralph Waldo Emerson