Saturday, 15 September 2012

Lavender Bear - a recycled birthday card

Hi Everyone,

I'm late signing in tonight. I hope you've all had a lovely day and your weekend has begun well.

It's been a busy old day here, lots done but just one card to share.


I needed a quick card again for a friend's birthday this weekend so I dipped into the overflowing box of toppers I now have - the result of the recent stash sort out. This box is proving to be a real blessing at times like these.


The topper is a trimmed down birthday card I received last year ... I thought it was just too pretty to toss. I swiped lavender ink over the already embossed card ... I have a box of that too ... and inked all the raw edges of the card and paper. The little punched butterfly is decorated with glitter glue. A few amethyst coloured gems and the purple ribbon are the only other embellishments.


Inside is decorated with leftover strips of the patterned paper and a peel-off greeting - I have a strip of these which I just need to use up!

Materials used:
Square white deckle-edged card; 
A sheet of Papermania Heather Capsule Collection paper pack; 
A piece  of embossed card trimmed to size and inked with Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender Ink; 
The topper; 
Embellishments: Anita's gems, amethyst; purple satin ribbon; butterfly punch; crystal Stickles; peel-off greeting for inside



That's me done for today ... it's getting past my bedtime.

I hope you all have a lovely Saturday planned.

Happy Crafting,

13 comments:

  1. This is so very pretty. I have boxes of images and toppers too. When little Miss C has time for a card making extravaganza, we have a source of quick inspiration.

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  2. A beautiful card, love the pretty colours :o)
    Jackie xx

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  3. Beautiful card Elizabeth and such a gorgeous colour.

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  4. beautiful card love the colours, do you stick your ribbon to keep the curls

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  5. What a beautiful card Elizabeth, I'm sure your friend will be delighted with it too. Hugs Rita xx

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  6. Elizabeth your card is gorgeous! great colour and image so nice to recycle,l do like it when you go over embossed folders with a different colour yours looks outstanding and the ribbon is lovely too! great card Elizabeth x

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  7. so gorgeous elizabeth.stunning colours and the image is adorable :D

    xx coops xx

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  8. Recycling at its best. The finished card is beautiful.xx

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  9. That is beyond gorgeous... it is sooo divine. I love purple, it always seems to add some luxury to a card.

    Cassidy

    PS - thanks for the lovely comments about the journal, look foward to seeing yours soon!

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  10. I love how you decorate the inside of your cards too!

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  11. Love your color combo here and the little bear is just so cute. He made such a nice card and like the description you shared about how you used up some snippets! TFS

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  12. Wow, Elizabeth, you've taken a sweet little topper and made an amazing card! The embossing, the pretty paper and that ribbon are gorgeous!

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