Monday, August 27, 2012

A Droplet of Upcycling: Envelopes

There is a fantastic challenge over at LESSology where we're supposed to incorporate envelopes into our creations. Knowing me and my saving random papers habit, I do have lots of envelopes lying around. Security envelopes are fantastic as patterned paper so think about saving up those envelopes!



This is what I created. :)


 I finally tried this technique: Colour the heart with Copic marker, go over with Versamarker, then clear emboss it. You end up with a nice little gloss over what you want to emphasize.


 I'm really happy about finally using the circle die that I won a couple months ago too (it took me this long to get an adapter for the Vagabond). Looks like I'll be making a lot of circles for my future cards :)

I'd also like to enter in the retrosketches challenge and Moxie Fab's Asymmetry Challenge.

10 comments:

Katy said...

This is so cool! I would never have thought to use the inside of the envelope for pattern paper! Very cute card too! :)

Shahrul Niza said...

aahhh ... delightful!!!. What a great idea! LOVING the splash of red on the black swanky pattern from the envelope! Thank you for playing with us @ LESSology :).

cotts said...

Wow- that looks fabulous!!

Beverley said...

FAB clean & simple card! Love the use of upcycling genius. TFS x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is awesome, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

Pooja said...

Fabulous recycling ! who would have thought security envelops could look soo beautiful !

Virginia L. said...

This is so fabulous! I love upcycling, too! Your card has such a great balance and fantastic color combo! Well done, Victoria!

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Car Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-35_31.html

Waseem said...

! I would never have thought to use the inside of the Gift Card envelopes for pattern paper! Very cute card too! :)

Cath said...

Hey Victoria! Thanks for linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)