Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Letterpress ornament card with an upcycled curtain background


Would you have spotted the curtains if I hadn't told you that's what they were? Now it's obvious of course... I thought I would put some of those unwanted advertising brochures we get through our letter box to a good use!

If this has inspired you to try something similar, and would like to know what to look out for when working with thin paper like this, check out my tutorial (as well as my comment on that) on the Fiskarette's blog.

My favourite embellishment is - ribbons! Which is probably why I used not one but three of them... but the card still needed a center piece, so I have printed the flourish with my letterpress which was ever so quick and easy - as long as you remember to use only a minute amount of ink, that is! Else it will smudge, no matter how careful you are.

Challenges: Party time Tuesdays Ch. #51 - Bday - Wed, Scrappy Frogs Ch. - lace - Feb

15 comments:

Sara said...

Your card is really original and beautiful!!! Love the idea =)
Thank you for joining us at Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenges this week!

Rebekah said...

What a stunning bright card thanks for sharing at Kenny Ks Kraty girlz hugs Rebekah xx

May said...

A very beautiful card, thank you for taking part in that craft place challenge, good luck, Hugs May x x

Holly Young said...

WOW! stunning and original,,,I love the colors!

Thanks for participating in Party Time Tuesdays Happy Birthday challenge! We hope you party again with us often!

Holly
PTT DT

Zoe Sanderson said...

Lovely card if perhaps a bit busy for Clean and simple. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Peggy said...

This is so cute!! Great bright colors. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

flati said...

This is so cute!! Great bright colors. Thanks for playing with us at fwsam

Hugs Sonja xx

Nikki Byrne said...

beautiful card and fabulous colours :o) Thank you for joining us at Craft-room challenge this time. Good luck.
Nikki DT

Maria said...

A lovely card, and fabulous recycling! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Esther said...

A very bright and cheery card..I love ribbon too ! It might be a little busy for CAS but thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Room Challenge...Esther xx

Ann Kristin said...

I love the color combination. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew.

Angela Weimer said...

A fabulous reuse and you would not have known it was curtains. Great card design and use of the red. Thanks for joining in The stamp Man Challenge and have a wonderful day. Angela

hazel said...

A super card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Lesley said...

Great card, lovely bright colours! Thank you for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Marjo said...

Hi Agnes wonderful creation! Thanks for joining in my blog candy. TCC is The Crafters Cafe...lol

xoxo Marjo