Friday, 21 April 2017

Upcycled robin for Christmas

The other week I was totally uninspired for what to make in the hour or so I had spare. I rootled around in the 'shop bought' Christmas cards box and whilst doing so my eye was caught by one card in particular and also some card stock lying to the right of me, waiting to be put away.  Suddenly the beginnings of a card began to appear in my minds eye:
There's an A4 piece of matt gold card stock, a snippet of SU 'Wild Wasabi' left over from a previous card I'd finished making - and a long slim Christmas card.

And this was the end result - shame the fact that greens are such a perfect match isn't obvious, I hate it when the camera tells fibs, SU's'Wild Wasabi' is brighter and doesn't have such a blue tinge about it:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank

- piece of matt gold slightly sparkly card stock as an outer 'frame', glued to the card front

- slightly smaller snippet of SU 'Wild Wasabi' card stock, with an aperture die cut using MFT's 'Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window' die

- then trimmed the piece of the card with the robin on and stuck the image panel behind the die cut aperture

- added the image panel to the card blank, having backed it with white fun foam just to lift it a bit - using Collall All Purpose glue

- finally added a sentiment using a couple of tiny gold peel off stickers

Oh I do so love that Peek-a-boo Window die. I've also seen it used for shaker cards around blogland - it's just perfect for that of course!






23 comments:

  1. This is so cute. Way to up cycle.

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  2. Great up-cycling Di, I agree, that die is so good

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  3. I love seeing your re-cycled Christmas card makes Di, this one is lovely!
    Janice x

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  4. What a fabulous bit of upcycling Di. The robin fits perfectly in that super frame. That die is definitely going on my wish list xx

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  5. Fab piece of recycling. That die is lovely . . .and very useful xxx

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  6. You've made brilliant use of those bits to make a lovely Christmas card. I agree about the colours as they reproduce with either camera or scanner (which I normally use) but heigh ho at least we know we've got it right in real life!

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  7. Hi Di this is a stunning Christmas card. Funnily enough i upcycled some old Christmas cards with robins on yesterday. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  8. Love it Di, I'm constantly frustrated when my camera doesn't pick up the colours properly. This card is just lovely xxx

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  9. Aww such a cute image Di l adore Robins and still have them around in my garden only saw it yesterday and again today....the Peek-a-boo Window die is stunning and adds amazing effects to you card just love it as always your so creative .....enjoy your weekend x

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  10. Lovely card Di.Love how you have framed that robin with the die (more on the wish list). Colours on the camera?...bit like paint charts really!! xx

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  11. This is a great piece of upcycling Di, I love robins for Christmas and this one looks so pretty in the peek-a-boo frame. x

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  12. Very pretty. That stitched window really makes a project look so elegant.

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  13. Totally fabulous up-cycled card, love it.

    Kath x

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  14. So lovely Christmas card with this sweet robin and the Peek-a-boo window!!

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  15. Seriously, there is no end to the beautiful cards you can make with that die and I just love this one, Di! The colors are divine!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Beautiful, love the elegance of this card. Cara x

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  17. What a great upcycling job Di! Makes a lovely card! Have a wonderful weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  18. How beautiful! That peek a boo die is just brilliant and the image is so sweet. Hope your weekend is fabulous! Hugs xxx

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  19. Hi Di, a wonderful Christmas card and wonderful recycling, I couldn't see any inspiration in our last bunch of Christmas cards and they all were filed in the WPB. You could enter this in Jingle Belles Earth Day' Challenge http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/peace-on-earth-day.html
    Have a wonderful week... Megan

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  21. Oh Di, what a beautiful card and way to go on the recycling! I love that little bird image with the ivy and he made for such a beautiful card. Love it. It's ok that the greens don't match perfectly, makes that beautiful bird probably stand out even more than he does! Hugs, Brenda

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  22. This is a wonderful up cycled card. I always enjoy the robin cards and it is great you were able to redesign it and give it a new chance to spread its' wings.

    Sorry have not been by as much lately. We are still in the midst of our renovations. Hardwood is in and I must say that I love it. No sheen, already distressed and looks like it will stand up to daily living.
    Still have to find a hall runner for the front door but have chosen the great room carpet...sort of a grey shag!

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