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Saturday, 25 April 2009

Forever Friends, 365 Cards & Pink Elephant

In England we have just celebrated St George's Day who is our patron saint. The challenge this week over at Forever Friends is to use the colours red and white which are the colours of our flag.

It's day 56 at 365 Cards and the challenge today is to make a clear card, either the whole card or just the front or back could be see through.

This is only the 2nd card I have made using acetate. This was the packaging from a Sizzix folder which I have recycled and embossed using the Paisley Cuttlebug folder which I am currently in love with. As the theme for the Pink Elephant Challenge this week is 'Don't Throw That Away' I am also going to enter this card as I like to recycle items as much as possible.

 I cut a scalloped border using the edge of a Fiskars Shapecutter template and adhered the acetate to the underside of the flap this created. I have used HOTP brads to provide decoration and a more secure anchor for the acetate.

The inside of the card is lined with a HOTP paper I have had in my stash for many years. The ribbon is from Docrafts and the Forever Friends image is a clear Papermania sticker that I have stuck to card and cut around. I have left the card without a sentiment just yet so I can use it for a suitable occasion at a later date.

15 comments:

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

This card is Supah cute I love the way you reused the CB packaging. My DD and I love that paisley EB as well it is so much fun. I will have to try some embossing some clear packaging now that I have been inspired by your card. Great job with this challenge.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining the FF challenge this week
Wendy x

~amy~ said...

Such a great job on the recycled elements challenge!!! Great use of the packaging!

Alicia said...

I was wondering what the acetate would look like if I ran it through my CB but couldn't find any in my craft area!! I love that you recyclked it and my favorite folder is also the paisleys!! Happy St. George's Day to you!

Bex said...

Wow! I love the embossing! I wanted to do some white stamping on mine but I didn't have any ink that would stay put! Marvellous card!

Kim said...

Awesome take on today's challenge! The embossing is a great addition to your design!!!

Ann said...

Your embossing looks fab! Great take on the challenge!

willow said...

I used packaging for my card as well, I dont have any fancy acrylic card babses.
I love the way you have embossed it as well
maz

joanne wardle said...

Hi mandy!! thanks for taking part in the forever friends challenge, this is a fantastic card. I love how you used the acetate, and it's recycled too, even better!!

Rose said...

Cute Cute Cute!! and what a great idea to emboss it!! will give it a try sometime :-)

Fi said...

Wow Mandy, beautiful card - you did a great job making one card for 3 challenges.
Hugs
Fi

Vicky said...

beautiful card! love the embossing on the front!

Robin said...

This is so cute!! I love how you did this card. Thanks for joining us at TPE this week!!
Robin
The Pink Elephant Challenge

tina said...

Great embossing! It came out beautifully!

Ann said...

Really great card.
Thanks for sharing it with us at the PInk Elephant - hope you'll have chance to play with us again this week as Carol has done a great sketch for us all to try.
Ann xxx
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