Out of a piece of bristol-board (an old playing-card will do) cut a figure in the shape of the annexed diagram.
A finished book-cover design can be made on water-color paper, bristol-board, or a piece of book-cover linen.
As to paper, bristol-board has the best smooth surface for lettering.
What though the bauble was but bristol-board, its jeweled chasing but tinsel and paste?
The material is not effective, but the invitations may be worked in crewels on perforated bristol-board.
Cut in the bristol-board a couple of leaf-shaped pieces like the illustration.
For glazed surface paper, as bristol-board, the smoothest rubber must be used, the grade termed velvet rubber answering well.
I remember my first attempt on a slate; then I took my bristol-board and made some diagrams.