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Saturday 25 April 2009

365 Cards Day 54

Woohoo, another 365 Cards challenge done!

Day 54 was to make a card using recycled elements. The last card I made also used recycled acetate but I wanted to make one especially for this challenge.

This card was inspired by one in a magazine where they used those little bee stamps that are all the rage and the card was hexagonal shaped. I remembered I had some free papers come last month with a magazine which was like a honeycomb and the idea for the card was born.

When I look inside corrugated card it always reminds me of a honeycomb so I used a piece of a carton as the base of the card and added some Tim Holtz walnut inkpad to the edges. I cut the honeycomb paper to the rough shape and followed the hexagons around the edges. I then cut an old sunflower calendar picture into the same shape (more recycling!) and matted onto a scrap of brown card.

The sentiment is a yellow vellum one that I stuck to white card and then matted on more of the brown cardstock. The bees are Stickopotamus stickers that I have made into 3D by sticking 3 together and the grossgrain ribbon is an Ebay purchase a long long time ago.

I am really chuffed with how this card turned out. The hexagons took a while to do as I had no template and couldn't find my compass to work out the size of the shape. I don't think it's turned out too badly and I thought it would make a nice card to cheer someone up.


~amy~ said...

This is soooo fabulously creative!!!

Sarn said...

Very creative and fun x