Friday, April 17, 2020

Red and GREEN...

...the "GREEN" as in ecologically sound, because we are only five days away from Earth Day 2020, and we're still making holiday cards with a recycled, reused or upcycled element!

Here's what we made this week:

Lauren says, "The inspiration for this card was the two-inch-round metal lid of a hot cocoa mix canister. The other day when I was adding a teaspoon of the cocoa mix to my coffee (a combo I *highly* recommend!) I saw it and thought, "That would make a cool frame!" The rest of the cocoa mix is now in a Tupperware, since the original canister has no lid, because it's HERE, lol. I punched a circle of glittery trees from an old Xmas card, matted it with a slightly larger circle of wood-grain packaging as a mat, and placed them inside the cocoa lid frame. Since it's 1/4" deep, this card will have to be tucked in with a present, or given to the recipient irl, but that's ok with me. In order to make it look like a frame and not a cocoa lid glued to the front of my card, I needed to sort of "build up" the area around it, for which I used dimensional flowers and velvety leaves."

Stephanie says, "I started with a piece of polka dot packaging from Donna Downey for my card base.  Then I recycled a page from a vintage Ideals Christmas Magazine for my focal image adding stripes for two thin mats.  I finished with a Hero Arts Stacking Snowflakes sentiment and some coordinating enamel dots ... love the vintage image in one of my favorite colors (often rather than more expensive colored pictures in the magazines, they would tint the paper on an entire page a single color (like pink in this instance) with both pictures and poems).

Scroll down to the original Peace On Earth Day post to see the amazing readers' gallery and link up your own "GREEN" masterpiece!

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