Sunday Oct 6th, is my turn to host the theme for the Christmas Card Club. I challenged everyone to use an UPcycled item on their card. It could be a piece of a used card, a scrap of ribbon off a gift you received, a piece of a coffee cup sleeve, a piece of wrapping paper, a scrap of corrugated paper...anything that you are giving a new lease on life too!!! I have had to post this card early, as am going to visit my Mum and will not have access to the internet until after Sunday!
It is funny how card designs "come together". When I found that wonderful bargain on the poinsettia embellishments last year, I tucked these silver ones away to use with this tag! I was keeping my eyes open for other embellies but they had to be quite small to fit on this tall, portrait style card.
Recently, I went to a private crop at fellow card maker's home. It was such a wonderful crafty evening! I brought some Memory Box Dies for anyone to borrow, and another lady brought some Impression Obsession snowflake dies. She offered for me to cut a few to try, and voila, this card idea crystalized!! This snowflake die is especially sized for cards...I really liked the size of the die cuts! I used tiny snippets of copic paper for the snowflakes. I did not stickle them although I was temped...I thought there was enough sparkle on this card already.
Here is a little closeup of those embellies...I thinkthis photo has captured better the true colours of this card. The photo above makes the tag look cream coloured...but IRL it is ivory and white.
Card base and envelope - from my stash, 5 x 6 1/2 size
DP - DCWV, Glizty Glitter blue paper and also a snippet of a blue and ivory damask looking pattern...leftovers from a scrapbook page, ID strip long gone!
UPcycled item - tag off an old Christmas car
Embellishments - silver poinsettias from Michael's clearance bins
Dies - Impression Obsession snowflakes
Bling - cobalt blue diamonds from my stash
I am entering this card int he following challenges
1. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas
4. CHNC - #145 picture inspiration. I used the colours to inspire me.
5. Creative Card Corner - Tag
6. Christmas Cards All Year Round - Getting ready for Christmas (my poinsettias and snow are two things that most expect before Christmas)
7. Marks Finest Papers Speedy TV Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas
8. Crafting Musketeers - Christmas in October
I will be a bit late with return visits...but will drop by once I am back home with internet access again!
I have not been able to return visits yet from my last post, but as Arnold says...I will be baaaaack!!!