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Clear Accordion Album Birthday Card

Celebrating belated birthdays (it's the latest trend) continues today with a card for Kelly Booth's March 17th birthday!

Yesterday I pulled out all sorts of grungy stuff to make a Steampunk Door Birthday Card for Shelly Hickox and naturally none of the supplies had been put away. While starting to store the Tim Holtz Pediments die in my Bigz drawer I got the sudden idea that a pediment would look fabulous on the Accordion Album die! (Pssst - the Accordion Album is back in stock but going fast at HERE) It worked out perfectly with another idea I'd been meaning to try - cutting the album out of a clear material.

Clear Album Closed

I used Bazzill Plastic Paper for the album. I folded the tabs back and forth several times before assembly to loosen them. The patterned paper is Bo Bunny's Prairie Chic

When the card is closed, the Happy Birthday stamp (Stampin' Up! - stamped with white paint and colored on the back with alcohol ink) has a blue background, which is actually the paper on the back side of Page 2. Clear albums are so fun! You can see, for example, all the white rub-ons (stash item, very old) through the outer frames no matter which layer they are actually on.

Clear Album Open

The patterned papers were cut using the Bigz Frame & Label, Bracket die, which perfectly coordinates with the Accordion Album. To create the circle cut-out I used the Star & Circle Movers & Shapers set. When the circle of that set is cut, it also cuts a scalloped circle at the same time. I turned the scalloped circle into a flower by cutting between each scallop toward the center and then pinching all the petals.

Clear Album Details

I will write a personal greeting on the blue paper before mailing. The bird is a stamp from the same Bo Bunny collection, stamped, colored with Copics, and fussy-cut.

Clear Album Bird

The paint color for the edges of the clear album and the pediments is Tim Holtz Distress Paint; Broken China. I cut the pediments from wood-colored cardstock, then covered with paint, dried and sanded.

Clear Album Pediment

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

Who will get my next belated card? I'm thinking maybe my Mom . . .