Thursday, 11 April 2013

For the love of texture gift card holder

A very warm welcome to you all and thank you so much for dropping by today.
There are two things that I seem to love doing at the moment, making little tag or gift card holders and creating texture.. This little piece is just the right size to hold either a gift card or a folded up banknote, a handy thing to have on hand when you need a quick gift. It's very similar to my last post but this time made out of a long strip of card, scored so it will fold into three and it closes like a wallet (with a little magnet). The texture was created with strips of tissue paper. When dry you can paint it in whatever colour you fancy and it looks like old leather. The images I used are from the Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings Collection, so are the papers I used to line the inside of the wallet. Here are some close ups:
The back of the wallet with a die cut from the collection As you can see I used Tim Holtz Tissue tape on the sides of the wallet.

This is the closure, the image was mounted on some Kraftcard for strength and the little magnet hides behind it.

The inside of the wallet, lined with papers from the collection and some background stamping added with coffee archival
A little pocket created with a spellbinder die to hold the gift card. Texture added with a n embossing folder and decorated with a die cut from the collection and a little bee stamp.

Another die cut, the ticket was stamped on one of the papers, cut out and adhered to add a bit more interest.

The top flap from the inside, here you can see the little magnet that will close the wallet.

Well that's it, hope you like it, thank you for visiting and have a creative day!
See you next time!


Rita said...

Stunning creation Astrid. I do love textures and your art piece today has lots of texture and colour going on. Hope your enjoying some quality time with the family. Hugs Rita xxxx

Marisa Job said...

Wow! You amaze me every time!! Stunning project!!

Laura Turner said...

This is so nice. The texture reminds me of leather, and I love the colors and the images. Congrats on a lovely project!

Laura from

Unknown said...

Love all the texture you're doing lately. This is a great gift card holder and someone will love it as a gift. Really enjoyed reading how you created it!
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Inkypinkycraft said...

Great texture and love the rich colour took, another yummy make hugs trace x.

Maryann Laursen said...

Gorgeous project Astrid, and as always it also looks fabulous as well.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous texture, colours and images Astrid and such a useful pocket to have In reserve.
In answer to your question on my blog, the stamps I used on my domino book were a mixture of small ones I have collected over the years, mostly little packets of clear stamps.
hugs {brenda} xox

Dora said...

Gorgeous work!

Paula Whittaker said...

I love that center band...looks like faux leather - another great are certainly rocking this design with the tags!

butterfly said...

Wow, look at that... gorgeous grungy texture on the outside, and such beauty within. Wonderful folded structure, so beautifully done!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

Astrid this is asunning creation I do love textures and your art piece.Thanks for sharing.

Gr. Mia

Netty said...

loving your beautiful holder with its fab textures. Hope you are enjoying yourself in Oz and are getting plenty of cuddles. Annette x

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid,this is a fantastic tecnique,with the tissue paper, MY!! it really looks like old leather... you made a fabolous gift pocket,- and the inside you have so lovely decorated ,also, with the diecuts and the beautiful papers,-a wonderful art piece dear friend .
Hugs and xx-Dorthe

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!! I love getting the look of leather and hadn't thought to use tissue papers's really superb! And I love creating things like a wallet that can continue to be used. Really beautiful Astrid, as always :)

Ros Crawford said...

What a great effect! I would never have thought this was tissue paper and paint ... you are so clever!

Kelly said...

The texture technique looks fabulous, like leather. I love all the images and the style makes for endless creativity here. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs Kelly

Dianne said...

Had a moment to visit ,looooove this the metal is fabulous, love how you decorated the inside, it's a brilliant wallet, thanks for sharing your wonderful creation, hope your haveing a great day..

Annie said...

Stunning make Astrid. I love the texture and stunning external images complimented by the slightly softer internal images.

Best wishes to you all in Oz. it's currently cold and wet...brr.......hope the weather is better with you

Annie x

Sandy said...

So beautiful - love the texture!

Margaret Mifsud said...

A gorgeous project Astrid. Love how you decorated the inside. The embossing and texture really adds to the vintage feel. A totally stunning creation. ox Marg

Unknown said...

Ohhh arrhhh how you used and worked with this paper line is just simply beautiful. I love that textured paper... wow!!!
Hope you have a wonderful week ..x

Un rincón en mi buhardilla said...

Preciosa tarjeta!!

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