Tuesday, 17 May 2016

R for Recycled & Ruby Red

Loved doing this card, although it was plan B as I couldn't find the gift bag which was for plan A, one day it will turn up so that plan is on hold till then!

The only thing which wasn't a reused item was the actual card blank.

I used a Birthday card I received this year as my backing card, I loved the colour and texture of it, so I thought I would matt a piece of card on top to hide the design and leave a white border round but when I was resizing it too fit my card blank, I chopped it all off the bottom instead of a bit off the top and the bottom, so that the gold cake stand was now in the middle of the plain border so turned the card round and used that, not the same tone of colour but the texture was still there.

The lovely brown butterfly wrapping paper came from a 7 days of Easter swap I took part in. Carefully unwrapped the parcel as I knew the paper would come in useful one day.

Spellbinders die - Sentiment One

I cut a few of the paper butterflies out,glued them to a thin card first so they were a little bit firmer for shaping. And then placed them over the original butterflies on the ripped paper.
Then put the sentiment on, tried putting gems on but it didn't look it right. Plain and simple it is.

entering in: butterfly challenge = R is for recycle and/or red


  1. I have done that Amanda and it is so annoying to realise what you have done after you've gone and done it but you did a great job at recouping the mistake. I love the band of butterflies. CAS it is. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered in the draw twice. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. A really super card Amanda. I love your strip of butterflies on the paper strip. Thank you so much for entering the Butterfly Challenge. Barbx GDT