Monday, November 28, 2011

Gecko Galz Christmas Card

Hello Friends!!
Today I am going to share a card that I created using
Gecko Galz images.
I had a really fun time creating this card.
I entered it into Helene's (2amScrapper) Money Holder Challenge at the Flying Unicorn.
I will also share this with the Make it Monday blog.
It is actually two pieces.  I love to have tags in my cards!  
There is a lot of yummy glitter and perfect pearls (copper by Ranger).
All my flowers came from the flying Unicorn.  The tiny white rose buds are one of my favorites!
I just love the liquid pearls in bisque.
The outside of the card is an image from the Gecko Galz 
Here is the original image before I altered it in GIMP. I used a lot of ink to ink it up, and I printed it on ivory colored cardstock, after removing the background color.
The tag just slips in the top.  Here is how it looks with out the tag.  I also flipped the image, and cut and paste the sentiment so it wouldn't be backwards :0)
Here is a look at the tag.  You will see how I added the roses to the top so that when the tag is in the card, it looks like one beautiful flower cluster.
Here I used many images to create a mini collage.  I took the frame and added a shadow so it looks as if you are viewing this happy couple through a gorgeously framed window.  I took the little angel from the original image of the skaters, and put him on the frame instead :0)  I just love how it turned out.  You can see on the right side there how the gift card slides in.  Since I used an angel..I will be sharing this at Flutterbywednesdays challenge.
Adding the shadows creates some depth, which misleads the eye to think there is more than one layer of paper here. I added some of the flowers from the holly bunch, but used some different holly behind it.
I just love all the glitter!!  If you would like to learn how to create your own little collages just check out my GIMP TUTORIALS page.
Here is the original image
One last look at the whole thing.
Hope you have a great day!


  1. WoW - this is gorgeous! How clever and very vintage!

  2. Beautifully done your vintage tag..gorgeous,
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  3. Wow, this is sensational Heather!

  4. Ok, I'm sticky noting this one! Love it!

  5. Lovely creation.. love the vintage look.. Thank you for sharing in MIM..

  6. You clever girl Heather!! I love this vintage piece and all details you added to make it your own.

  7. oh gorgeous vintage tag - wonderful job! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week!

  8. Wow! This is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning this week's fabulous prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  9. Oh my gosh! Love it, you blow me away!

  10. heather, i keep coming back to this tag gift card holder... its just so yummy... i need to make one of these!!!

  11. Hi.. I saw ur creation at MIM:) This is fantastic

  12. Among 200 creationes at MIMs I saw yours. It is a wonderful peace of work


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather