Hidden Jewels

A few months ago I received ARTchix “Exotic Jewels” as part of my DT package from The Altered Element. Previously I made a Gothic Arches book, “Free Spirits” but as I had so many images leftover I wanted to make something else. This idea came about through trying to recycle packaging and making use of scraps.  When I received ribbons from The Altered Element, packaged inside a wax paper envelope, I carefully laid it aside as I knew it would serve a purpose at a later date. So the idea that popped into my head was to make some mini cards and tuck them inside the envelope as a little gift idea.
The size of the cards are  approx a standard card cut into half  but I used scrap card.
Packaging – Slightly scrunched the bag before applying copper acrylic paint. Layered an image to black glitter card. To seal, add a dab of glue and then add any form of embellishment as a form of decoration.
 Stamped directly onto the mini cards (cardstock I used has a lovely texture to it), layered all images onto black glitter card, added scraps of flocked papers, gold organza ribbon and black lace (lace and ribbon available from The Altered Element).

It’s probably fair to say that not everyone would appreciate mini cards with Exotic women but any image could be used.

Note – although I did not make individual envelopes for the cards, it would be easy enough to do so, or they  would be handy to use as an alternative to a gift tag or to pop inside a favourite book that you are passing onto a friend.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JeanFB
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 15:32:21

    These are delightful! I’m sure *anyone* would appreciate them – they are so perfect for gift tags, or tucked inside a book as you said, maybe as a little record of whom it was lent to, and to use as a bookmark while reading. So perfect that you’ve used your scraps to create them too.. like little unexpected treasures!


  2. Jingle
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 15:33:24

    These are fabulous! I love the cards and the package is so wonderful!


  3. Lucy Edmondson
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 17:20:04

    What a great idea! Love the waxed paper envelope,

    L x


  4. alison
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 17:49:24

    They are all beautiful Lynne! They would be a treasured gift! x


  5. Annette
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 18:22:06

    Terrific idea with the waxed envelope and love the small cards. x


  6. Ira
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 18:34:07

    They’re so wonderful Lynne, especially against the flocked background. That really brings out the women even more. Great envelope you created, too!
    Ira x


  7. Cynthia Schelzig
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 21:21:28

    What a gorgeous project!! I tried to leave a comment earlier but blogger was acting crazy…please excuse if you get this twice.


  8. Terry
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 23:25:44

    Absolutely wonderful little cards! All are stunning and the WP envelope is a great idea! Love them!


  9. 2amscrapper
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 03:18:21

    Simply wonderful!


  10. Hazel
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 07:55:36

    Beautiful cards Lynne and what a great idea to use the waxed envelope.
    xxx Hazel.


  11. Lindsay
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 12:45:26

    very sweet Lynne, I agree, any type of image could be used and be stunning!


  12. Jack
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 12:59:33

    What a fabulous idea, these are just stunning. I am currently covered in pink acrylic paint cos my project is on the go,lol. xx


  13. Shar B
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 14:06:07

    Sweet set, Lynne! Great idea!


  14. Krisha
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 17:22:42

    Great idea to use those scraps that are too big to throw away, but too small for a full size card. These turned out great. Love the lovely ladies on them.


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    Oct 02, 2010 @ 14:28:18

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  16. Penny
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 01:30:47

    That’s some great up-cycling Lynne! Love the patterned papers you chose for the mini cards – great backgrounds for those fun images.


  17. michele
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 04:10:54

    oh i do love these also! xo


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