Card Case in Perforated Cardboard


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Front of Card Case
 

Materials:
Perforated cardboard; green velvet ribbon; violet velvet ribbon; fine gold cord; silver cord; gold, steel, and jet beads; white sarcenet; white ribbon; cardboard; green and violet purse silk.

 
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Back of Card Case
 

Directions:
Cut two pieces of perforated cardboard of the size and shape of images (3 ½” X 2”). Cover one of these pieces with violet velvet, leaving only six holes of the cardboard in depth all round uncovered. Cover the other piece in the same way with green velvet, but not before you have embroidered “Cartes” in steel beads upon the velvet. Stretch threads of silver across the corners, and work the border in steel and black beads over the cardboard. The network over the violet velvet is worked with gold thread, the boarder with gold and black beads.

 
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Interior of Card Case
 

For the inside of the case, cut two pieces of plain cardboard, of the  same size and shape as the preceding, and cover them on one side with white silk. Three pieces of white sarconet ribbon, each two and a half inches long, and not quite half an inch wide, are glued on to the pieces of cardboard as seen in the image of the interior of the card case.

Both sides (inside and outside of both halves of the case) are edged with gold or silver cord, and the outside and inside are joined together by button-hole stitches worked over the cord, with silk of the color of the velvet, that is, green on one side and violet on the other.

[From Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1867]

 

 

 

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