Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fall Leaves Window Card...

So, I totally screwed up my first shaker card, lol. I had it all cut and all the foam tape applied to the back and then realized I'd never put the acetate on to keep the shaker bits in! 

But I didn't want to pitch it without trying to salvage it. So, I picked out some patterned papers that were very fallish in color and texture. I cut them to fit behind each window. 
I then tied some brown hemp cord around and tied a bow.

 I added a few sequins and used a bit of chocolate brown Stickles. Also, I gold embossed a piece of cardstock large enough to die cut a few smaller leaves.

Autumn is my absolute fave time of the year! I LOVE everything about it....colors, temps, smells, sounds...all of it!!!

So these types of cards are so fun to make!

 I used my Sizzix Eclips2 to cut this card. I created a shadow layer for each leaf, but I changed the cut line to a score line. I love that look of stitching left on the negative space. It's faint in the pics, but really looks nice in real. My Sizzix Eclips1 got pushed aside for awhile since using my Cameo. But been very frustrated with it of late. So, I got it out and realized I wanted the Eclips2...and I ordered one. I love the machine and I love the Ecal software! Now the Cameo is pushed aside and the frustrations with it! This is by far, my go to machine. It's awesome!

Don't pitch something just cause it might not have worked as planned. See what you can do with it and come up with a whole new idea. I'm glad this didn't make it to the trash can!

Get out your toys and get to crafting!


  1. Good save...your card turned out beautiful...I like the stitching around the cut outs.
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