Here is a really easy DIY greeting card idea that uses up some of those little bits and pieces that all crafters collect and can never quite throw away!
To make something similar you will need:
a square 15cm card blank
Scraps of textured tissue paper
Scraps of ribbon
Other embellishments - sequins, gems, whatever you have really.
Rip some squares/rectangles of the tissue paper and glue onto the card. I used Pritt Stick for this.
Add a little cut out paper message
Attach scraps of ribbon, I used pva glue.
Now add other embellishments, again I used pva for this.
I used sequins, gems, lace, cut out card shapes, bits of broken jewellery - all sorts.I also added some glitter glue and puffy paint.
The hardest thing when making these is knowing when to stop adding more bits.
I tend not to throw anything away so I have hardly made a dent in my stash of bits and pieces. I always go through cards we have been given on birthdays and pull of anything I think I can reuse before they go into the recycling bin. Some of the messages here were just cut off old cards.
This is also a great way to use those ribbons that come on new clothes, they don't tend to be great quality but they are idea for something like this.I've even used some peel off stickers. I have a few sheets that have come as a free gift on magazines but hardly ever use them.