Happy Tuesday, and welcome back to another Creative Cardmaker post! First, I should probably apologize for yet ANOTHER butterfly card! I guess butterflies and I go together like peanut butter and jelly. Ha! I started creating, and this is what I came up with: a card with a sewn vellum pocket that acts like a shaker. Let’s get started!
I’m using Gossamer Blue’s Gramercy Road line of papers, die cuts, stickers, and stamps today, along with Papertrey Ink’s Cover Plate: Bitty Butterflies. Actually, I had cut some butterflies out yesterday for THIS card and had the negative of the butterfly piece left over. I thought I should put it to good use! I wanted to layer a few leaf die cuts over the top, then cover them with vellum to create a shaker pocket.
Here is what the “shaker” will look like! All I have to do is stitch or adhere the edges of the vellum. I attached the butterfly background to the striped cardstock and layered a chipboard flower over the top. I love the dimension and all of the layers peeking through. Next, I want to stamp a sentiment onto the vellum. Although the stamps are meant for fall, I think they are pretty for spring, too!
I stamped and embossed the “hello” over the vellum and some leaves up in the corner as well. This adds yet another visual layer, without adding bulk!
Will you be trying vellum shakers on your next card? You can fill them with sequins, or balloons for a birthday card, or stars… the sky is the limit! I would love to see what you are making also, so please say hello and leave a link to what you are currently working on!
Have a great day,