I saw this great idea posted at Stamper’s Quest and just had to try it. The hardest part of all was choosing the hard-backed book to desecrate :).
If you know me well, you’ll know that I have a library in my house and it’s full of books – obviously – but I kept picking one out and then deciding I might want to read that one again etc….. So, Modern Basic Mathematics seemed like a good choice after a lot of dithering, I’m pretty sure I’ll not want to read it. 🙄
The instructions for this project are at the site linked above so I’ll not go into too much detail. It didn’t take long at all to fold the pages and – once I’d got past my squeamishness at destroying a book – I really enjoyed making it.
The snowflakes are doubled up die-cuts glued together and dotted with stickles; the deer are by Tim Holtz for Sizzix and, after cutting out of plain card, I ran them through a Texture Fade which I’d inked on both sides with a Brilliance Ink Pad in Galaxy Gold.
The photos below show different views of the finished item – the last few with some cards in to show how it works. I think it looks pretty without the cards just as a centrepiece.