Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

I don't have a really, really "green" card per se, but I did manage to "recycle" this card. Have you ever created something so hideous that you asked yourself, "what was I thinking?!?" That happened to me with this card. I clear embossed two of these umbrellas and cut them out and attached them to a black embossed panel...very oriental looking with the Robin Egg #1 paper beneath. Then I added the sheer ribbon and a HUGE pink button...yuck, splutter, gross, hideous! Really, that's being kind!

So I threw away the pink umbrellas so I wouldn't fiddle with it anymore...and then I happened upon this yellow leftover scrap from another card. It matched the base card perfectly and the rest came together quickly. (well, relatively quick!)

So...here is my "recycled" base card with original ribbon and by adding new scraps, a flower and shiny button - voila, I'm much happier with these results!


Card Materials:

Don't forget to check out the free downloadable papers from The Angel Company! Some of the gals printed the patterns out on colored paper for a really neat effect...I ended up wiping ink around the edges of my paper for a different look! The greens DO match in real life!!

Card Materials:
Stamps: Fall Harvest (Fall Supplement)
Papers: Free downloads!, DCWV Flora #2, TAC Ultrasmooth White
Misc: Scrapper's floss Lime, Palette inks (Charteuse, Noir), Transcedence Powder for embossing!

4 comments:

Jennifer Carter said...

I sooo love your Fall Harvest card! So cute and love how you added color to the B&W downloads. The umbrella looks cute too! Where there's a will, there's a way!! :)

Barb said...

These are both awesome! LOVE the pink umbrella one with the flower... so springy :)

chelemom said...

Both of these are gorgeous!!!!

Silli said...

Hell Chris, your cards are so sweet. I love the papers and the colors... Very, very pretty. I wish you a happy day! Big hugs from Silke