Well it's that time of year when I become a bit secretive in with my crafting . I have to keep the project I am working on secret from Hubby who is normally welcome in my craft room but for the past couple of days has been barred from entering. Only because I have been working on a Valentines day card for him, here is what I have come up with and it is safe to share it here he has no idea how to find my blog.
All the images are from the Debbi Moore 'Days of Knights' CD and I went with the rich burgundy red and the white Knight for this design. The card is a stepper car but the back flab which stabilises the card when it is open has been folded over as a 'cover' and tied with ribbon I mounted the story book page image on the cover to tell the story. mounting this on plain black card.
I also decorated the back of the card with the coat of arms paper which was also mounted on black card.
Once the ribbon is undone the front cover flips over to reveal the stepper featuring the Knight ready to do battle with the fearsome dragon on the front step and his lady waiting by the castle window on the back step.
I couldn't use traditional decoupage other wise the card wouldn't lie flat when closed so I added dimension by just decoupaging the knights shield and the lady's sleeves and the shields mounted either side of the window on the castle back drop.
On the inside of the cover I used one of the white design papers from the CD and added a self penned verse on a one of the card inners which I cut to size and stuck to one side adding a gold panel bearing two hearts cut from burgundy card using a Cheery Lynne Celtic hearts die.
All that remains is for the card to be signed before I present it to him on Valentine's day.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Fancy Folds
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes Linky Party
http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ _ Anything goes
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ - Love is in the Airhttp://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.ca/ -Anything goes
http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.co.uk/ - die cutting
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Love is in the air
http://gofishchallenges.blogspot.ca All about love