Monday, 28 April 2014

Cards from scraps

I had a sheet of toppers with matching acetate covers that had been in my stash for years and I was determined to use them, so was delighted when I realised the colours would make a good match with papers from an old calendar.
"Cards from Scraps"

The diecuts are made using the same card as the card blanks and this card is also used to mat and layer the toppers.

Pieces of lace are used int he background to soften the feel of the card which could be quite austere with all those silhouettes.

The flowers are made from scraps of fabric samples diecut using Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals die and joined together with brads, or just stuck onto the background with some wet PVA.


Look closely and you'll see some little gem embellishments that someone gave me. I couldn't help using them to look like strange little creatures crawling through the jungle.

"Miss You"
I just love the little brass cat charm.


The real buttons fixed to the outside of this card echo the printed ones on the topper. The frame is lifted using foam tape and the centre stuck to the card base to create an aperture over which the acetate sits. You could add something to the inside for a shaker card.


This last topper had some pink on it in the form of the flower, and so I wanted different colours. I used a patterned paper from a Teresa Collins "Fabrications" pad that came free with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine and added an organza flower, lace, a matching feather and another of those little gem insects.


  1. Wow brilliant cards Maddy love them all could not choose a favourite between them. Love Alison xx

  2. For some reason would not let me leave a comment, but second go. Cards are beautiful love all of them could not choose a favourite between them. Love Alison xx

  3. Your cards are beautiful. I think some of the best cards are made from scraps! Thank you.


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