The Play Date Cafe

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Recycled Card

This week's challenge on Joanna Sheen's forum was to make a card entirely from recycled items. I decided not to rush into it (probably because nothing immediately sprang to mind!) and have been keeping an eye out for anything suitable that might be included on a card. Today at work I was asked to scan an old report to someone and then bin it. As I was dismantling the binder to get the papers out I thought the off white textured card which formed the back of the folder was far too nice to throw away (the front was acetate) so I brought it home to use as a card blank and after trimming off the ragged corners it was fine.

The picture is from a 2007 Christmas card catalogue and it is beautiful! The gold cord threaded through the holes at the bottom was I think from a box of chocolates but the velvet bow and fluff is a bit of a mystery as I found it in mum's old sewing box which I kept even though I don't sew. I have no idea what it was from. It was originally all joined together but the velcro fastening gave way whilst I was examining it so I twisted the ribbon and stuck it down the side of my card and put the bow on. I punched the little gold butterflies from the front cover of an old magazine.

8 comments:

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

Wow ... very inventive ... love it.

Ann Whitfield said...

Really gorgeous Denise - it has to be most stylish recyled card I've ever seen!
Ann x

Sammi said...

Oh wow!! this is absolutely amazing - very beautiful :)

Kim Piggott said...

Wonderful card!

Love those butterflies.

kim x

Chrissie said...

Now this is just stunning Den! I can't believe this is from recycled bits, it looks absolutely gorgeous!

Gail said...

Ingenious recycling. Great result!

Jacqueline Tr├ęsBella said...

You all are doing a great job on recycling materials for cards.

Jacqueline
SBS 20

Phree said...

Wow, this is fab, even more so when you read how it was made from recycled things.

Honey

Honey