Thursday, May 5, 2022

Made From a Calendar Page


I needed a card for a birthday in a HURRY - all my tripping around has left me scrambling to keep up..
I have a beautiful calendar in my craft room, and the background of this card is part of the panel for February.

As the card is for my decidedly arty and creative grand daughter, I decided to be a bit steampunk-ish with it, and coated a couple of chipboard cogs with Inka Gold Copper Paint - and despite the way the light is catching them and making them look as though I used two different colours, they are the same!

I then trimmed out the birdcage image from a tissue box and added some copper ink highlights to it

The sentiment was stamped onto a snippet of the paper and then copper embossed before being trimmed into a banner shape and mounted it using foam tape... I initially embossed the sentiment directly onto the paper, but it got 'lost' in the design

The inside was decorated with some washi tape.
My 12 year old grand daughter loved the card!!

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Glennis F said...

Great recycling Maxine, I am sure she will love it

Dawn T said...

Great upcycling Maxine. It turned out perfect.

brenda said...

Lovely warm colours and great recycling Maxine.

B x

Darlene said...

OH WOW what a fabulous overall design Maxine! And, the color is striking! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


Mac Mable said...

Fabulous re-cycling, great image and love the way you popped on the bird cage and cogs Maxine x.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a creative idea to use a calendar page to make a card! Your card looks amazing, too! Well done, Maxine!

D.L. Walls said...

Great card on short notice! Love the steampunk theme, Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge and we hope you'll share more lovely projects soon.
The Paper Funday Challenge
The Inspiration Station Challenge

R's Rue said...

So creative. I love it.

Becca Sadler said...

This is a terrific upcycled/recycled mixed media birthday card for your granddaughter! Great mix!

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, I'm sure your granddaughter will love it.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

aussie aNNie said...

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Gerrina said...

Wjat a great way to recycle this page! Yhink it has a beautiful bit vintage feel! Enjoy the weekend!

Ellibelle said...

So beautiful, Maxine! The roses and steampunk elements work so well together on this fabulous card for your granddaughter!
Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's Anything Goes this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

Inkyfingers said...

I'm not surprised that your grandaughter loves this fabby card, Maxine. Love that you recycled elements for it too - so creative!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely Birthday card!

Rose Andrew said...

Lovely card . Love the details
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Izzy Scrap said...

A fabulous way to recycle and a stunning result ! Love the contrast of the roses and the steampunk elements. A very special Birthday card...made from the heart ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at ATSM.

Brenda said...

What a cool card for your granddaughter Maxine! I love how the lights make the cogs look like you used two different colors, that is so fun. But what I really love his how you upcycle part of a calendar page to make this fun card! I love the roses and cogs together, the little lamp is a nice surprise and of course the flourish...I forget what it is call...looks great in the "newsprint" look. I'm sure your granddaughter is going to love this card! Hard to keep up when so much is going on!!! Hugs, Brenda

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Maxine! the whole design of this is so pretty! I am sure your grandaughter loves it! :-)

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Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Great card! Thank you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge. Good luck with your entry
Maritza DT

cass said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative for our Add some Flowers Challenge.

Neet said...

Such a clever card - I do like how the fleur de lis has text running through it.
Nobody would know this had been created in a hurry, it is a beautiful card and i am sure was received with love by your arty grand daughter.
Blessings, Neet xx