Friday, 2 May 2014

Re-purposing a carrd

I made a card in May last year using acrylic paint with my gelli plate - you can see it here. I originally used some mint green card to start with. I didn't have any purple or pink acrylic paint, but mixed reds, blue and white in different shades. I used sequin waste as a stencil. The ric rac and rib bons are Papermania.The Tim Holtz stampers anonymous stamp was inked with memento grape jelly. The sentiment was originally white so I used a couple of copics to colour to match..

This card remained in a box unused and I wasn't sure that I would send it to anyone or be able to sell it for charity, so I decided to give it a new lease of life and re-purpose it. This is the new version. I cut some of the original card, mounting it on to a pearlescent card blank, adding some more ribbon, a ribbon flower and the sentiment panel. I like this version much better than the original.

So here is the new card which is for my friend, Diane:

This is for:

Eclectic ellapu: birthday
Aud sentiments 105: use a birthday sentiment
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
As you like it: favourite item to recycle and why - sometimes I find a card that I made a while ago and re-purpose it into something I like better
Clear it out: purple + purple things - these are all items that needed 'clearing out'
Make something Monday 16: paint
Glitter and sparkle 82: add some ribbon
Crafty ribbons 87: anything goes with ribbon
Just for fun May: ribbon or lace
Jo's scrap friends funday 48: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 17: anything goes
Fitztown 32:  anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Going grey with Scrap-creations: anything goes
Creative moments 40: anything goes/spring
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Crafty girls 17: anything goes
Cards galore May: anything goes
Kort o mania 107: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend 1: anything goes
Sister Act 55: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
Inky linky 52
Just B creative crazy May


  1. Great job Hazel, looks really tactile with the gorgeous braids and how clever to use sequin waste as a stencil...recycling indeed!! Thanks for joining in at AYLI and Good Luck!! Sarah

  2. Beautiful card Hazel!
    Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge.Gr.Kaija DT-member

  3. Love the ribbon flower used on this card..lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle blog- Vic, DT x

  4. Hazel your card is so pretty in those colours. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Judy DT

  5. Love the colors in the card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

  6. Beautiful card, Hazel! I love all the purples, textures and patterns. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

  7. Fabulous! love the background! Thanks for sharing at our Anything Goes in May Challenge at Crafting By Designs! Great to see you here! Mo xxx

  8. Lovely combination of ribbons. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge.
    Hugs from Africa.
    Olga DT G'nS

  9. Great work! I love the colours and the textures you have created. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments - good luck x

  10. Hi, A lovely card, love the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  11. great recycling beautiful flower and ribbon/ric rak-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    carol DT x

  12. Lot's off texture and tons of purples, great job. Thanks for joining our 'purple' challenge at the Clear it Out blog :)

  13. Thank you so much for joining our May Challenge Ribbon/Lace, over on the "Just For Fun" Challenge Blog.

    What a wonderful make. I love the backing you have created with the wonderful stamp, it gives it a real textured look. Your use of different edgings and materials is gorgeous :D

    We offer monthly challenges with nice and easy themes. I hope you will pop back and join us for more of our future challenges...

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

  14. Great job Hazel! You've my favorite color...purple!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

  15. Love this Hazel as purple is my favourite colour. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Ribbons.
    Dawn xxx

  16. Lovely project, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

  17. Great way to re-use your gelli print! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday!

  18. Hi Hazel, what a great way to repurpose a card, it's beautiful and of course my favourite colour. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Purple challenge. P.S. great flower rosette.

  19. This month is anything goes and your repurposed creation is smashing! Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge. I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge.

    La-Vie B. – Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC


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