Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Little Change is Good...

Today's card is a little change of pace for flowers and lace here...because today's card is another masculine birthday card.

I was playing around with the pad of burlap paper that I mentioned a couple posts back, trying to determine what would cut well with it and what wouldn't.  I decided to play with Spellbinders' Grateful Lattice die, and had a go at trying to cut the burlap paper with it.  It did cut, but not without many, many passes through the machine, adding a shim here and there. I kept all the little "inside" pieces, thinking I'd come up with some fun way to use them sooner or later.

When I had determined the colors I wanted to use for this card, I remembered those little shaped burlap pieces, and they actually helped decide the overall design of the card for me...

I cut another full lattice piece from cream cardstock for the front of the card, and decided to cut part of it away to make room to stamp a birthday sentiment.  Then I took some of those little burlap pieces from my burlap lattice, and popped them up with foam tape inside the cream cardstock in a fun and random placement...

In the center of the card, I used some metal embellishments, twine, cheesecloth, a cardstock flourish, and some dark pewter beads in a cluster...

And the piece of the cardstock lattice I cut off the front?  I decided to use it on the inside of the card, and glued the burlap pieces down flat inside the lattice, instead of popping them up with foam tape...

Dies:   Spellbinders Grateful Lattice and Foliage Two;   Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork
Sentiment stamp and metal gear:   The Paper Studio          Metal keyhole:   Tim Holtz Ideaology
Pewter pearls:   Creative Imaginations          Metal key:   local craft store          Burlap paper:   DCWV

Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. Очень красивая, стильная открытка!

  2. Its Beautiful !! though not many layer like your usual shabby card but still awesome !!I loved the textures and colors .

  3. Gorgeous! Love everything about this card :-) x

  4. Oh this is a lovely card, and I love the burlap texture and love how you continued the theme inside the card as well!!


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