The card with the buttons was a little difficult to photograph. The background paper is handmade gold foil on black, very shiny. The buttons came from various antique store grab bags. The card with the stars has a vintage film strip attached. The card with the leaves has natural raw wool fibers - washed but not twisted into yarn. All of these are typical of the kind of thing I enjoy. My craft area is full of embellishments that come from just about everywhere. I don't stick to the scrapping area of the craft store. Antique stores are wonderful places! I can always find grab bags of weird items.