Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Upcycled Birthday Card

Afternoon to you all.

Still catching up on makes not shared yet, this card is one for Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 211.
I kept the original, shop bought, get well card received last year because the image of the flowers in a dazzling yellow vase cheered a sick me up back then ... just looking the bright sunny colours were a pick-me-up ... so with the horrible weather and dark winter's days we've been having I thought it might cheer you up too.

What I used and did to make it:

  • a white card blank measuring 4" x 6"
  • the upcylced card front, trimmed to form a topper, was matted and layered on to snippets of orange  (Papermania Textured) and yellow (very, very old Create & Craft cardstock printed with a linen look pattern)  
  • another panel, large enough to cover the card front, was made with two more of the, admittedly large, orange and yellow scraps of cardstock
  •  after positioning the topper, a yellow polka-dot die-cut flower (The Works) and amber dew drops were used to embellish the card.

Of course, this was a really quick and easy card to make ... I admit it's quite some time since I made a time-consuming and complex card.

Oops! Just realised the time. Pointless will have started so I'm off now but will be back later.

Take care and have a lovely evening,


Barb said...

Now that is a lovely cheery card Elizabeth. Great recycling. Barbxx

Di said...

I love this cheery and colourful card Elizabeth! Certain to make anyone feel better (and I hope you're improving too?). Ha! I'm an avid Pointless fan too!


Di xx

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

I hope you had a good Christmas and wish you all the best for 2016.

Life is very busy here wedding wise and our time away at Christmas hasn't helped .. .. but we really enjoyed it and my batteries got nicely recharged.

Sorry for being such a stranger here nowadays. There just doesn't seem enough time in a day to do everything I would like to.

Great up-cycling of that birthday card Elizabeth. It would be a shame to just throw the original away!

Take care and I hope all is well at your end.

Love Jules xx

meg said...

You can almost imagine sitting in the sun when you look at your card Elizabeth, great recycling

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth wow your card is stunning so bright too something we need to brighten our days away from the gloom and doom of wet and cold weather xx

Sarn said...

Wahoo . . .what a lovely splash of yellow. No wonder it cheered you up. Great recycling.

Hugs, Sarn xxx