Sunday, June 07, 2015

Christmas Scene.

Time once again for the girls in
the Christmas Card club to show 
their creations. 
It was the turn of Kate to set the theme
and her choice was Christmas Scene.
So off to my box of  used Christmas card fronts
 I went  and turned up 
another 2 suitable  ones 
and as you will know by now I used them both!!

First up the Vintage style.

I liked this card front showing a vintage scene
of days gone by.
Again it didn't need much added to it
just a freshen up. 
I used a cream card blank and addhered a smaller sized 
piece of  pearlescent  rolled gold card stock on top.
I trimmed the card down slightly and used my inverted
corner chomper  to add a bit of interest to the shape.
There was a tag included in the original picture which
I thought looked a bit bland so  I simply made another one up 
and popped over the top. 
I used a  gold foil sticker for the sentiment  
with a few matching stars and a snippet of silver gold
thread for the tag pull.
No one will be any the wiser apart from you
but you won't tell will you!!
Pearls for each corner completed the new look. 

Second card is a little bit Whimsical.
Original card front was a lot longer but 
I had the idea of cutting into 3 unequal panels
and overlaying the centre larger panel over the top 
of the smaller side panels thus making a squarer shape.
The scene just lent itself to this idea and it worked perfectly 
without loosing continuity of the scene.
I used  a white card blank for the base and covered 
both the front and inside with red card stock. 
I adhered the side panels on first and then the middle panel
on 3d pads over the top. Again not much else needed.
I die cut the corners using Spellbinders
'Marvelous Squares' 
Once glued in place 
4 pearls from my stash  finished the card. 

Side view showing the overlay of panels.

So once again you choose.
Vintage style or A little bit Whimsical?


Dr Sonia S V said...

Love your christmas card...such a pretty scne
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Viv said...

Great recycling Mrs A! x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two lovely cards Mrs A using some fabulous Christmas scenes. The second is rather ingenious in it's design, I like it.

dutchess said...

great christmas scenes Valery and shushhhh is the word, never tell on a crafter xxxxx

Brenda in IN said...

I love how you recycle those beautiful cards. Cutting the second one was pure genius. It added interest and made it really updated.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Varley, two gorgeous cards, and just perfect for the challenge, love the traditional shop front card and the panelled card is such a super idea, thanks for playing along, hugs Kate x

Zoe Tant said...

Wow what clever use of a card front. I love the layering technique. Super cards. Zx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wonderful upcycling! I enjoy doing this too!

Christine Harrop said...

Two fabulous cards! The shop front is a really traditional scene. Hugs Christine x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Two stunning cards.. Love them both... Fabulous
Hugs Sylvie xx

Rita said...

Amazing cards Valery. Really like them both. Hugs Rita xxx

Carol said...

Two fabulous makes Mrs A, love the traditional vintage scene on the first but your whimsical twist for the second is wonderful. Carol x

scrappymo! said...

Two pretty cards, Mrs. A. It is always such a good feeling to use an upcycled topper...makes me feel good to know they have been rescued from the landfil!

Jacee said...

Wonderful festive designs, great work
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

rachel said...

great recycling Valerie - two lovely cards! Well done xx

MaryH said...

Two more recycled beauties! Love the treatments you've done on each of these, and each was certainly most fitting for the challenge theme. (you were my inspiration when I was running out of time to get my card ready too!) Absolutely loved your idea on #2, with making the long card into a panel as you did. Very impressive as well as gorgeous.. TFS & Hugs

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Lovely job x