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Friday, August 9, 2019

Reworked Christmas card...

When I was visiting my youngest sister a couple of weeks ago, she gave me a pile of partially made Christmas cards that had been included in a stash of cardmaking supplies which she had purchased from someone who had decided to give up cardmaking.

The cards needed some serious TLC, so I went to work on one of them. Here's the result:

All I kept from the original on this card was the card base (with two holes punched at the center top) and the stamped sentiment. The sentiment panel had to be squared up, as did its dark green mat.

I found this dark red DSP in my stash. I only added some gold metallic highlights to the centers of the flowers. I thought this tied in nicely with my gold ribbon.

In the original card, the two holes had been used to create a faux bow, so I did that again, but with a different ribbon.

I stamped a red poinsettia and a dark green sentiment on the inside, using my stamp positioner.

I thought this turned out to be a rather nice CAS Christmas card after I was done with it. Hopefully, I'll have a few more of these "reworked" cards to share with you between now and Christmas.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



Darnell said...

You did a brilliant job turning the bits into a gorgeous warm and vibrant Christmas card, Cheryl! All the elements are now so beautifully composed! I had the same thing happen to me when I was only about a year into this hobby. I purchased a huge bag of half-made cards at a stamp store garage sale and I always felt both a tinge of sadness for the unknown lady who had stopped making a cards and a tinge of joy that I was giving her efforts life and passing them on as completed cards. You're doing a good thing and I'm glad your sister gave them to you to finish! Hugs, Darnell

designbydonna said...

Great job reworking something unused into a beautiful card. Love the gold accents. Friends give me their old Christmas cards and I will use a lot of them in creating new cards.

Glittered Paws said...

Your magic did a great job in recreating and making a beautiful Christmas card. I forget about the two holes on top and make a faux bow, will have to keep that in mind. Everything you re-purpose makes one less carbon foot print.

Lynette said...

Reworking cards can be kind of fun:) Yours sure turned out wonderfully!!