Having a good old rummage through my stash the other day and I came across a sheet of vintage style London and Paris images, mostly featuring bicycles and flowers, that had been sitting around neglected for FAR too long, and decided to bring one of them out to play. I've noticed that fold-back cards seem to be having a welcome resurgence, and I love the way you can use them to incorporate the inside of the card to blend with the design on the front - in this case I have made the ribbon border appear to continue across the card and the doyley to appear to frame the top corner of the image when the card is lying flat.
The patterned papers that I have used are very, very old NBUS, left over from an Anna Griffin kit that was my one and only attempt at scrapbooking (I spent six months making it as a gift - the recipient glanced through it, said "mmm, very nice" and never opened it again - I didn't really fell like bothering after that) about 10 years ago.
I have incorporated a plain cream panel into the inside fold so a message can be written to the recipient
I am sharing this with
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Mod Squad - Use it or Lose it ( the patterned papers)