Sunday, January 18, 2009

Christmas Card Sunday- week3

I'm not sure about you but I'm in a "green" mood as of late. I try to reuse everything I can and am going through my hoard of scraps to design classes and such. Usually after Christmas each year- I set aside the homemade cards we received to remember how pretty they are- and sometimes reuse them by cutting the card front off and reattaching to a new base. This year I decided to save several of the storebought cards I received that had pretty designs that I thought I could work with. For this weeks card I pulled out this pretty card received by my friend Rachiel.

You can't tell in the photo but all of the greenery of the store bought card is really sparkley and pretty.

Here is the card I came up with: The vines going up the light colored panel are made with the Key To My Heart Stamp Set. I covered them with Bonding Memories Glue and sprinkled prisma glitter so it's nice and sparkley like the original card. I really wanted a vertical card so I trimmed the card design pretty tight around the 2 dear to make it fit- the poor 3rd dear had to go.
I am really happy with the way this card turned out!! I can't wait to reuse some more of the cards I saved this year!
Supplies: Cardstock: Outdoor Denim, Bamboo, Colonial White, Cranberry
Ink: New England Ivy and Versamark
Stamps: Key To My Heart (avail. Jan '09 only) and December Word Puzzle (peace)
Other: Cranberry grosgrain, bonding memories glue pen, prisma glitter, clear embossing powder, corner rounder
Note: The inside of the card has a bamboo panel attached for the writing space. The "peace" was stamped with versamark and embossed with a mixture of half prisma glitter and half clear embossing powder.


Priemer Family said...

....wish I hadn't thrown away my Christmas cards from this year already! Oh, well, maybe next year!

Sara said...

Wow. I am impressed. I will borrow this idea for next year. Unfortunately, I also got rid of this years cards already. Figures, the one year that I do get rid of them.