This gorgeous looking leather birthday card was made by Nysa for her husband for his 40th birthday(he was born on Halloween). It's a 4" x 6" card that is "Orange French Cape goatskin with onlays of silver, black and white calf. Tooled in Palladium and blind on the back."
She also tells us that , "In hand bookbinding, it is traditional to practice learning tooling and onlay techniques on a leather covered "plaque", which this sort of simulates". You can see pictures of the process that she followed here. Happy belated birthday to the lucky man who received this. VERY nicely done, Nysa!