Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Recycled Element, (and an ancient stamp)

Welcome

I needed another card in a hurry the other day - the postal service here has done a dive in the last few years and I need to be ahead of the game and get my cards away allowing at least a week for delivery.

I received a gift recently with a wonderful tag on it, and immediately wanted to use it again - ah yes, I am a bit of a pack rat and re-cycler when possible.



I immediately saw that the edge of the tag had a very narrow dark brown edge, and this actually dictated the rest of the card.  


I love cream and brown, and added to that a layer of texture, and a few touches of gold ribbon and voila!  I had a card that I was very happy with.



I stamped the sentiment with one of my original stamps, bought from Kiwistamping - the people who started me on this stamping/card making journey!!

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(My sentiment is one of my original stamps - close on 13 years ago)

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23 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Such a pretty recycled tag - a great idea to use it on your card Maxine - the added texture just makes it POP! I hear you with the mail service - not that great here either!! {{{hugs}}}

Suchi said...

What a cool recycling..even I like the cream and brown combination! Pretty card Maxine! :)
Suchi xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designed and re cycled card Maxine...gorgeous.xx
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Team Clark said...

Oh Maxine, this couldn't be more beautiful! Those butterflies paired with the kraft embossed paper - WOW! Such a great and inspiring card! Hugs ~ Autumn <3

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Such a pretty recycling Maxine.. a beautiufl card ist this - LOVELY!

Gail said...

How cute! I love this card and all the different butterfly colors! Your little bow is sweet as can be and fits great with this card. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our October challenge! Hugs, Gail

J said...

Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & More

Jackie

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is great !
Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion !
Good Luck and hope to see you again.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your beautiful card! Your recycled tag is so pretty-love the soft colors of the butterflies, and the ribbon is added in such a cool way too- love the dainty bow.
Blessings

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Maxine. Lovely recycling

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well this is really a great combination, Maxine, you have an unerring eye and thus a great card results - well done, thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks so much for popping over.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Jennie said...

So pretty and love how you recycled :) Beautiful card Maxine!

Becca Cruger said...

Awww - reusing things is one of my favorite things to do, too and the way you've incorporated this postcard is so lovely!

MaryH said...

I love to see the recycling at work, and this one's a beauty too. How perceptive of your eye to see the wonderful possibility towards making a gorgeous card. The cheery colors of each of the butterflies is just so happy in feel with the subtle creams and tans, and the soft embossed texture. TFS & Hugs

Angie said...

Maxine, this is beautiful! I love the embossed kraft with pretty butterfly paper!

Cass said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Kristie W. said...

Wonderful card, Maxine. Love the butterflies!

Annette Reed said...

Great way to recycle! Love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

Bonnie Taylor said...

Lovely card! The embossing is a nice touch behind the beautiful tag. Thank you for joining our challenge at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Rebecca said...

Very pretty I love those butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our Warm Autumn Colours Challenge.

Bec

Sally Dodger said...

A lovely card Maxine and great recycling of the gift tag. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

Judy McKay said...

Very lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you here again soon. Judy DT

butterfly said...

Delightful springtime butterflies and I love the textured krafty background. Thanks for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison x