Stone Temple Birthday Card

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To make this Stone Temple Birthday Card, I used few materials: a blank card, a picture from an old agenda, embroidery floss, beads and ink pads. After coloring the edges of the card with light brown and dark brown ink, I glued the picture that I had previously cut (so it is slightly smaller than the card).

The photographer who took this picture made an excellent job. It seems that we are standing at some distance, facing the door. And when I placed the card on sand-colored linen fabric (a skirt, in fact), it looks like the temple was carved directly from the rock. Like some ancient Egyptian tomb, hidden in the desert.

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Not being one to throw away the slightest scrap, if it is beautiful enough to be used, I glued inside the card the stripes I had cut from the picture. I ran the ink pads on the carboard to add color and depth. With the paving-stone pathway at the bottom, it looks like we are about to enter some mysterious room, which glows from an unknown source of light. (Now, that sounds like something Constable Crabtree would say to a what-are-you-talking-about Detective Murdoch. 😉 )

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I then attached a piece of brown embroidery floss along the folded edge. I separated the strands and ran each of them through three beads. Just a little detail to complete the look.

On a side note, I feel compelled to mention that this is my 100th post. Not that it makes any difference in one’s life. But it is pleasant to reflect on the subject a few minutes. And feel proud. And happy to have met so many wonderful persons. Thank you for being part of my blogging journey!

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