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Monday, February 13, 2012

Up Cycling....

Well In the past I have "upcycled" cards, and I got given a load of cards from Church a few weeks ago, as some of you may recall. So I sat there the other night, going through and chopping cards up to re-use this year. Here's one such example....

I had two copies of this card, and thought I would make it into a Wall hanging. I removed the central Image with an X-cut circle template, and discarded the rest of the card. I used a versa mark pen around the edge of the circle, pressing the card INTO the nib, so that I got a decent border, then embossed it with an antique gold Embossing powder.
I used My Craft Studio to print some text onto a patterned piece of paper, and then Printed the wording with my laser printer. I also created a frame in my Craft Studio, and printed that off on a Plain paper. I have a foil-it Machine, by Patsy-May, so I warmed it up, and placed creased Foil onto the lasered image, for a distressed look. Then I applied Vintage Photo distress stain to the patterned background for a more aged look, then mounted the distressed foiled frame over the main image. I mounted the edged circle over the main image so that it over hangs the frame for added emphasis. I then mounted the wording and frame onto some burgundy foiled cardstock. aand added a ribbon handle for displaying it with.



1 comment:

Linda said...

A beautiful card Lou! Love the colours you have used.

Linda xxx