Looking at this card you would never imagine what I have reused and recycled....the purple foil background. It's wrapping paper from a present this past Christmas! It was so pretty that I saved the part that hadn't gotten wrinkled!
I've used my favorite punch on this card and have used it many times in the past! It's a border punch by Martha Stewart and it's called "Doily Lace". I used silver glitter paper, doing both sides of my strip of paper, and then put rows of red rhinestones on top of it. The rhinestones are in rows of 2 so I ended up cutting down the middle of one row to get the 5 rows you see here. I used a set of round and scalloped punches by Marvy on the sentiment.
I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the red metallic diecut around the image, as well as another one out of white cardstock, and I used an oval diecut on the image itself. My tip on this card is that when I put the red diecut against the purple wrapping paper, I needed something between the two for the color red to pop. So, I die cut another fancy oval Spellbinder die out of white cardstock, cut it across the middle and then slid the upper half of the white paper up a bit under the red die cut and then slid the lower half of white paper down a bit so there's a white shadow border behind the red fancy die. I love the color red and when pairing it up with this purple, it's a combination that really pops.
My image is colored with Copics and I added Stickles to her pom-poms, the red stripes on her socks, hair scrunchie and cheer outfit. The 3 ribbon flowers below were absolutely perfect to use on this card since they reminded me of pom poms! I can't tell you how many years I've had these 3 ribbon flowers and they've been waiting to be used. I'm sticking to my 2015 resolution about using my beautiful craft items that I keep saving for the perfect project! Did anyone else make a resolution to do the same thing?
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My bow is made of pure silk and is tied using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I can't tell you how easy it is to make bows with this little tool, but I can tell you that I will never again struggle to make beautiful bows. Anyone can use this fabulous tool!
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There are fabulous inspirational projects made by the talented Design Team for this challenge and you can cruise through them at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. The topic is RECYCLE SOMETHING ON YOUR CREATION and please name what it is for our benefit. I hope you'll join us this week and I love looking at your projects!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sister Act, Brown Sugar, Catch the Bug, Card & Scrap, Cupcake Inspirations, Not Just Cards, Crafting From the Heart, Incy Wincy Designs, Top Tip Tuesday, Loves Rubber Stamps, Crafty Sentiments, Creative Card Crew, Scrappers Delights, Pile It On, Craft Your Passion, That Craft Place, My Creative Moments, My Bestie Norge, Card Mania, Crafts Galore Encore, Mema's Crafts, Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper, Stamping Sensations, Crafting Musketeers, Party Time Tuesdays, Crafty Calendar, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Fairytale Stamper, Clear It Out
Oh, the cupcake colors that inspired me at Cupcake Inspirations is this one: