I decided the card had better be a bit special and as my friend did not ask for any particular design I was free to do what I liked. I chose to make a book on top of the card so that I could add all the details for them. Starting with an A5 card base I covered it with some pale blue paper. The book was embossed and cut out using a board I had a few years ago. I used several different colours of card finishing with a layer of parchment paper. All the edges of the book are finished with peel offs.
I added some dark blue ribbon down the middle to look like a bookmark. Also some blue and white flowers from Sweet Lilac .
|Close up showing details on book.|