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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

combination of ideas adventure

I live in Michigan, where soda containers are returnable, but non-carbonated beverages like Tom's favorite half lemonade/half iced tea are not returnable.  After attempting unsuccessfully to return them at two different stores, I finally realized they were non-deposit, non-returnable and therefore - crafting material!  So when I read the Moxie Fab World challenge last week to use metal, wood, or cork, I had my first idea for this card.

The next idea came from Jingle Belles, who think we may want to "shape-up for the holidays", and from Mojo Monday where it's round or square week.  While trying to decide on a color combination, I browsed through a few more challenges.  At 365 Cards I read "Use a color scheme befitting one holiday to create a card for an entirely different holiday" which reminded me immediately of the colors at Dynamic Duos, which I think of as Valentine colors!  I had enough ideas to get started. 

When I laid out all the elements on the card base, it just needed a little "something" in the background.  I don't have any Primrose Petals card stock so a layer wasn't a possibility.  The 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown September technique challenge is emboss resist - a perfect solution:
stamp set - Delightful Dozen; Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder; ink - Primrose Petals, Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Pewter; card stock - Blushing Bride; punch - Christmas Ornament; 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon - Whisper White; tools - Big Shot with Scallop Circle Bigz™ die and Delicate Designs embossing folder, brayer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' sponge
After all of that, I feel I must also link up this card at Christmas Card Challenges, where "anything goes" this week!

13 comments:

Sabrina said...

Great use for those drink cans! I love embossing foil and such, too. Looks fantastic on your card! TYFS and joining in on the fun at Christmas Card Challenge #44. :)

Mynnette said...

Such a pretty card! LOVE the great ornaments you made and the fun colors! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

SmilynStef said...

Look at you turning your favorite drink into art ... love! those metal ornaments ... and so clever to use those unexpected colors for a holiday card design ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Hayley Kew said...

So nice to see that other people found a Christmas theme with this colour combo was a great idea :) Lovely, just lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Dynamic Duos, we sure hope to see you back again soon!!!

Greta said...

Great upcycle! Love your card!

Deborah Frings said...

I do like the non-traditional colours and pretty shaped card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Susie Wittwer said...

Love the story behind your card...and love those ornaments, too!
I'm so glad you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos. :)

Danielle Vincent said...

I love Christmas cards that use pink! Your ornaments are just fabulous - what a great way to recycle an unrecyclable item. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Louise van Vuren said...

Love everything about this - the colours, the shape, the upcycling of the cans, the polka dots, the embosiing ... Wow, just wow! Thanks for sharing with us at 52 CCT

Louise xx

Barbara said...

The recycling set-up is in fact the same in Germany... but I haven't heard of anyone doing that with the non-returnables! WOW! What a fantastic card!

lauren bergold said...

what an amazingly lovely take on the mojo monday sketch, and our shaped card prompt at JINGLE BELLES, AND those other cool challenges! i especially ♥loveLOVElove♥ those gorgeous RECYCLED ornaments! magnificent!!! ♥

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Great use of recycled materials! Luv the colour scheme & great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

Cath said...

Hey Kathe! Thanks for linking this up to the Metal, Cork, & Wood Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)