Wednesday, 9 July 2014

What an invention!

For this card I demolished two old cards that I made with backgrounds created with acrylic paint, masks and the gelli plate, using an offcut of shiny green paper with a bit of a texture and some pictures and a sentiment that I've had for ages - the sentiment says 'Birthday wishes' - difficult to see because it's sort of engraved in the matt silver.

You can see one of the cards here and read about how the background was created - and the other is here. I never used them - thought they were both a bit dull - so time to demolish them and put them to better use!

This is for:

Sandee & Amelie's steampunk challenge July: inventions & inventors - I wonder if the inventor of the microchip and computers ever envisaged how commonplace in all areas of life they were to become?
Paperminutes 329: pimp it up, baby - altered one of my own cards
Oddball art: alter something
Everybody art 286: monochrome
Through the purple haze 49: monochromatic
The sisterhood of crafters: birthday
The cupboard trilogy 24: birthday
Scrappy hands 15: create the background
Time 4 scrap 43: anything goes


  1. Great card, Hazel! That is a wonderful background that you have you created.

  2. You were very brave to demolish those cards, Hazel! But it was soooo worth it! Love that background and how you arranged all the elements on it!
    A beautiful and very stylish card!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at SASPC!

    Claudia x

  3. You have made a really nice card with lovely green colors, good idea to use the old cards that you are not completely satisfied with. You are right that it has been a great development with our computers.

    Thank you for participating in Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge.


  4. Very pretty and unique card!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "birthday" challenge!!
    Diane TSH DT

  5. Love that background Hazel and the uniqueness of it! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. Great card design!! Good use of the demolished cards... you really had some mojo flowing! ;)

    Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge.

    Don't forget to join in our Birthday Blog Hop next week.


  7. What a lovely man's card, very different but very nice.

    Fiona DT

  8. A fabulous card Hazel, a great design and colour scheme - A lovely image and wonderful stamping!!!

    Thanks so much for joiningEverybody Art Challenge
    Heather xx

  9. Great card, I love all the techniques you've used.....
    Thank you for entering our challenge, Good luck, Sylvia DT TTPH x

  10. what a lovely card thank you for joining us at TTPH

    Jacqui x

  11. Wow! Very unique and what a great card for men! Thanx for joining us at TTPH.


  12. Love this card...great colour scheme. I love the backgrounds you used and great use of upcycling by taking apart two old cards to make a third! Thanks for joining us this week at TTPHC Anita DT


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