Sunday, February 15, 2009

Christmas card recycling

I participated in a swap at the Shack that asked for Christmas cards to be recycled into cards that could be used for other purposes. This is what I came up with...

I recycled the gold frame and used some lovely holiday red paper for the background.

This original background behind the fern was a painting like Christmas card front. I prepared a base piece of cardstock by running it through the xyron. I laid out the pieces as I cut them into strips. The burgundy background is sprayed with Radiant Rain. The fern is stamped on a transparency and dabber gold acrylic paint is on the back.
For this final card I used the back of a card for the background of this new one. The stamped images are made with shrink plastic.


  1. You have been busy creatively. These are gorgeous. Love that you used so many fun techniques including the shrink plastic and paper piecing the background.

  2. What a great idea to recyle Christmas cards into something else. Love what you have done with yours.

  3. These are all terrific, Jan. I'm especially drawn to the mosaic one. I like the way you stitched around the fern. Is that a fragment over the fern? I like the double rectange created by those two elements and the triangular shapes you made of the background. Just lovely.

  4. These are great! I'm so happy to be in this swap. I can't wait to see what everyone has done!


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