Sunday, September 11, 2016

Peace On Earth

It's time for a new game at AAA Cards. The theme for Game #73 is Upcycling. Use something in creating your card that that you have not purposely bought/saved for crafting, e.g. a clothing tag, a label, part of a paper bag, a magazine picture or any other idea you have.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Happy Little Stampers. The winner will get a $20 gift voucher to spend in their fabulous store.


Here is my take:

I received a Christmas card last year that had this gorgeous metallic and textured earth image with a banner across it. There are gold, blue and copper tones to the earth image, depending on the angle at which you view it. I've been saving it to repurpose for a future project, and this challenge was the perfect impetus to use it. Though I will use this as a Christmas card, I also think that it is quite poignant on this 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001. I live about 45 miles as the crow flies from what was the World Trade Center.

I cut out a stitched rectangle from SU Confetti White card stock for the top panel. I sprayed it with Ranger Antiqued Bronze Mica Spray (this stuff is fantastic) to give it some metallic shine. I fussy cut  out the earth/banner, popped it up on foam tape, adhered it to the top panel, then mounted it on Gina K. Ivory heavyweight card stock. Simple as pie but I just LOVE it. What a fun challenge this one is!

I hope you will head on over to the AAA Cards Challenge blog, see what my wonderful Design Teammates have created and leave them some love.  Then dig through your craft stash and find something to use on your upcycle project. Have a great time with it.  I can't wait to see what you create!!

I am also linking to CAS(E) this Sketch #189:

Have fun, and many thanks for stopping in today!


Jane said...

Much too gorgeous to have thrown away and you've recycled it brilliantly on your card.

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Stephanie, I would keep such a card also ;) Gorgeous re-use of it ;) - Sweet Kobylkin

sandie said...

Oh another idea that I wished I had!! I keep old cards that I like parts of but again this never crossed my mind how to use them like this. The gold is amazing and your own little twists just make the card perfect x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I often keep bits and bobs from Christmas cards in the hope I'll be able to use them - then forget! This is a spectacular use of recycling from an old card Stephanie and so dazzling. Love it. How fab that it fits at CAS this Sketch too. Great work. x

Macimbalo said...

Great save! And you made it into such a gorgeous card! Really lovely!

Joyce said...

Stunning card, and how great that bits of your card have already been a card. Experience, I think they call it.

cm said...

Cheering and applauding that you saw 'future potential' in this beautiful image! You've transformed it into GORGEOUS! Upcycling awesome!