Hinged Accordion Card

Opened W 28" x H 6"
Closed: W 4 x H 6"

I used a pale green card stock.

The Happy Birthday lettering was done with black embossing powder. The large Italic lettering was painted using pearlescent inks. The quote is done in Copperplate using green ink. 

The whole card has black embossed lines to mimic stained glass lead lines. Some of the space between these lines as well as the 2 fish on the front cover are collaged using hand painted embellished Japanese rice paper, some of which were clear embossed to give  more of a glass look. 


People are like stained 


glass windows, they sparkle and shine when

 the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their

beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
                                                       -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The last page has Happy Birthday done with black embossing powder


The back side is covered in white mulberry paper and the hinges are strips of the painted rice paper.