Monday, 18 January 2010

Recycling marathon..

Gave ten cards a new lease of life today. Here are my favourites...

This one, I just trimmed the image, inked the edges for definition, mounted onto an A6 card and trimmed to size. Mounted a greeting onto gold mirri card and raised on 3D foam.

This image was matted onto kraft and then gold mirri card onto light blue Bazzill. Greeting just stuck on underneath.

Cut around this cute image, and raised it and the greeting on 3D foam. Punched red holographic snowflakes on top of a glittery red cord wrap.

Cute sentiment, eh? Can't claim credit for it.. it was on the original card. Used some more of that beautiful vintage sheet music from lean's blog candy prize, and embellished as you see in the pic.

This image was on the back of a card (echoing a larger image on the front). I kept some of the blank white card next to the image and used Staz-on 'Dove Grey' to stamp a Penny Black snowflake on the glossy surface. Used a silver greeting from another card and mounted both on 3D foam on a black Bazzill panel. Silver mirri snowflakes completed the new setting.

Straight forward matting and layering, with some Papermania gems in the corners to glam it up a bit.

This is my favourite of the day, but the picture doesn't do it any justice at all. I used a Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' embossing folder on both the cardblank and the red panel, which I dabbed with Elzybells 'Sugar Candy' which is a lovely white pigment ink. Mounted the image (which was already glittered) and a sentiment onto 3D foam, and added a punched snowflake with a red gem.

It's such fun thinking of how to 're-purpose' an old card!


  1. Great cards Chris, and its lovely to use a snowflake to add to a card

  2. So I guess you are almost ready for next Christmas then Chris ?

    I'm well impressed you are so organised.

    B x

  3. This is great now you can relax you are ready for christmas[lol].
    bye bye,Lean.

  4. I love the way you 'pimped' you cards Chris, what a fab idea!!
    You asked about the daisy border on my latest card - well it isn't a Sizzix die and isn't a Cricut border either (phew I hear you cry).... it is in fact just a pre cut strip by Bazzill and you can buy a variety in a pack, they're called 'Just the Edge'.
    Hope this helps ;o)
    Hugs Tara xx

  5. you've been a busy bee getting ready for Xmas

  6. Hi Chris

    So you are well ahead of the game this year then?

    It's a great idea.

    Hope your Mum had a lovely birthday and you had a great time together.

    Love Jules xx

  7. Again so fabulous! Just love what you have done! Kim

  8. Wow, these are all just gorgeous!!

  9. Absolutly `Beautiful Gorgeous` hristine TFS:)x

  10. Playing catch up! Can't believe you've done these already when it's only just past Christmas!!!
    They look fabulous-love Santa Paws as he's so cute.


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