Friday, July 23, 2010

GOOD MORNING!

This weeks Blogger Challenge #161 was to use something recycled. While going through the mail one night this week, I noticed when opening an envelope that the inside of the envelope had a pattern that looked like the background stamp called Canvas by Stampin' UP. I knew right away this was calling out to me to recycle it! :)

I selected a fun stamp that I've had forever by UpTown Rubber Stamps called "Good Morning". The card base is Garden Green with a layer of Basic Black, and Apricot Appeal DP. The coloring was done using Copics G17, V000, V01, V12, V17, YR00, YR20 and YR21 along with Memento Tuxedo Black for the image. Nesties were used to cut the circle and scallops. I dug through my button stash and was thrilled to find some buttons that matched perfectly. Linen thread was used to tie it all together.

13 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is so excellent. I loved saving insides of envelopes and used them quite often, Thank you for reminding me to look inside them before tossing. This one is so neat! I thought you had used a mesh stamp when I saw your beautiful artwork. Great card. Hugs, Gayle.

Tami Black said...

I would totally have missed this background as I rip the envelopes right open! Really cool -- I'm going to have to start checking evenlopes now!

Linda Monroe said...

Clara - this is so cute. I agree, the inside of the envelope looks just like the canvas background stamp and is very nice on this card!

Claudia said...

How CLEVER!!!! Love it!

BarbaraW said...

Great recycle idea. I always forget about envelopes. Your card really came together beautifully.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is wonderful Clara! The inside of that envelope is perfect for our challenge! Great color combination too! Well done! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Love this, such a great recycled project!

Lisa Bohler said...

Fabulously creative idea for this challenge...super cute card!

Ida said...

Great card. The envelope made a wonderful background for your card.

Rachel Hope said...

Awesome upcycle!! Love the pattern it made for the BG!

Connie Paxman said...

My word don't stampers have crazy brains...we see everything...and you did not miss a shot with this recycle idea...love it..
connie paxman

Basement Stamper said...

What a great idea! Love the colors of the card. Great job!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

What a great idea! I always loved the canvas background stamp.