I have a difficult time making a stash of birthday cards and picking one out for my own family and friends birthdays. Each card is made with that person in mind.
There is a woman who helps out in our office a couple of days a week and her birthday is Friday which is Valentines Day. I thought about her and two ideas came to mind. One fact was the obvious...Hearts and red. The second idea was the fact that she loves loves loves to read. I went with my second idea. I was so happy I had the Book Label 7 Nestabilty.
I had no idea how I was going to make the card so I turned to Pinterest. I found some beautiful cards using the Label 7 and making them into an Easel Card. That helped me to get going however I wanted to go one step better. I made the bottom look like a leather bound book. I have made faux leather before but I came across a video where they used a mix of glycerin and water in a spray bottle. Glycerin was suppose to help the cardstock soak up the water better and get into the fibers...making it much softer and pliable. I gave it a try. Works great!
Here is the bottom of the card.
I should have taking pictures of the process but didn't. I will make another faux leather and create a tutorial next week.
Her birthday is tomorrow but I won't see her so I am giving her the card today. I know she will love it!
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