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Sunday, 12 July 2009

ALTERED PLAYING CARDS BOOK

A few days ago I saw that INKURABLE STAMPERS had for their July theme ALTERED PLAYING CARDS.
As I have just read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland again for my book group that was first thing that came to mind; so here is my ALTERED ALICE CARD BOOK.

The pages are made from big playing cards, each one embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, coloured with black paint and Stazon inks and then mounted onto black card........mainly because some of the cards didn't stand up that well to the embossing and they were falling apart!
Each page then decorated with Alice images.

The pages are held together with yet more (smaller) playing cards folded and glued together to make hinges.



FRONT COVER

FRONT AND BACK COVERS











INSIDE PAGES

BACK COVER

10 comments:

Tinkertaylor said...

Stunning art work I love the effect you have achieved with the cuttlebug embossing folders. You have inspired me to experiment with mine more

Sid said...

Always did love 'AIW', love also your playing card book....super work !!

Sarah Anderson said...

This is such fun! Bet you had a great time making it. Might have to have a go at one myself, Helen lent me her Alice stamps. My favourite page is the numbers embossing with the rabbit, they go so well together!!
ps shouldn't you be doing your diary design ;)

craftytrog said...

A wonderful book Sue, love your ideas!

Gio said...

Wonderful idea and stunning realization!! I love it!

Angelnorth said...

Great playing card book Sue, this looks fab! Love the fold cards for the hinges, great idea!

Rein said...

Great art work!

Martina2801 said...

Wow - this is very impressive.
Stunning work. Love them.

Lynn said...

Wow, this is awesome! I have so many playing cards and never get around to using them.

johanna said...

sue, i´m browsing your blog and all i can say it is AWESOME!! i just ordered your book via amazon, can´t wait to hold it in my hands.

now you may wonder that i´m commenting on such an old post of last year... reason is, i adore this cuttlebug embossing folder with the flower (the front of the alice book)! i searched the net but seems i can´t find it... any idea? you have the name of it?
would be nice to let me know... my email is johanna@goisser.de