On the 10th of every month, Lynn will post a new challenge - January's challenge is to recycle something on your card.
I had already thrown away my Christmas cards and we no longer exchange a lot of gifts (going for the better option of just spending time with family!) so I didn't have any cute tags to reuse. I was in a quandry - what could I recycle?!?
I did, however, save one card that my boss and his wife sent me that had three lovely angels on it. The card was handmade in Bangladesh. I saved it just because the angels were so beautiful - and when I saw it on the shelf in my craft room- I thought - a ha!! I will recycle that into 3 cards!
The angels' halos and wings are a gold textured paper and their dresses feel like a soft suede - they are just lovely - I had to curve the wings a bit as they were overlapped on the card. I chose the colors for my cards based on the colors of their outfits.
I gold embossed one of the WMS music stamps onto Scarlet Jewell paper, layered it onto gold paper and adhered it to the card. I sponged all the edges of the card with Antique Linen ink, adhered the angels over the panels with Scor tape to hold them firmly - and then stamped Peace in the corner.
Here is each one individually -
I just love how these came out! (Sorry the pics aren't the best - I took these at night - I really need to get a better picture taking system!)
I never would have made these pretty cards if it wasn't for this challenge! And now I have 3 cards made for next Christmas! whoo hoo!!
So check it out and add your 'recycle' card to the forum! There are prizes to be won! You can read about it here on the WMS blog and here on the WMS forum in the Playroom. I wonder what the challenge will be for February?!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Musical Backgrounds, Nutcracker Sweet
Paper: Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewell - PTI, Gold - Marks Finest Papers
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories: Gold embossing Powder, hot gun, blending tool & Non stick craft mat - Ranger.