Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Leaf shaker card


I have a tip to share with you today: Don't throw away used envelopes without checking out the inside first! I have been collecting a few of their inside patterns and used them on this card. They form the background of the shaker windows, all of which are closed with a sheet of acetate attached to the back of the die cut shape.

If you fancy giving acetate a try yourself, you might want to check out challenge FTTC12 over at Flourishes.

The wool ribbon was a find at a flee market, the button is from a sewing shop, the wooden beads were in a children's crafting set, as were the butterflies.

10 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you so much for joining in the CCT challenge, have a great day! Debx

Georgina, said...

okay, thats seriously adorable!

Sarpreet said...

beautiful card, love the colours used

Sarah said...

What an awesome idea - and such a beautiful design!

Anne said...

Hi, Agnes! Love how you've recycled the security prints from the envelopes! :-)

Ann said...

oh wow I love the way you have done those leaves - they look stunning. I used envelope inners to make my card - the patterns are amazing. Infact I'm going to start saving again and try some more ideas.

Ann xxx
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tina said...

Very cool idea with the inside of the envelopes :) Really cute card!

Chrissie said...

Well, this is just SO clever. I've never seen a shaker card with so many compartments before! Brilliant using the envelopes too.
Great job!
Chrissie

Robin said...

This is fantastic. I love how the different patterns look in the windows. There is a subtle difference, but it makes quite a statement.
Thanks for joining us at TPE this week!

Barbara said...

You certainly make some beautiful and intricate cards.