Monday, January 14, 2013

Friends and Recycling

Hello and Happy Monday!  I'm bringing you another Friends of Speedy TV challenge, number 55.  This week we focus on recycling.  My recycling almost feels like cheating, I love it so much.  My recycled element is the designer paper, which isn't really designer paper but the front notecard I received from a co-worker.  I think holding onto pretty papers, whether I have paid for them or not, is part of my paper crafting affliction.  With my "patterned paper" as my starting point, I had to find a way to embellish it and not cover it up.  I embossed a couple of butterflies from Daffodil Greetings on vellum and backed them with some light green paper.  Then I found a sentiment that fit into an oval punch.  I repeated the same sentiment as last week because I love it that much!
A quick tip on my oval punch:  Mark's Finest Papers clear stamps are perfect for laying over the outside of the punch in order to see if the sentiment fits!!  
Now don't forget that Mark's Finest Papers generously offers a stamp set to one lucky participant.  Will it be you?  I hope so.  Today's stamp set is Bring on the Sun.
Thanks for stopping by!  Go on now and play along!
Details - Stamps: Daffodil Greetings (MFP), Welcome Poppies (MFP); Paper: Sweet Tooth White, Black Licorice, unknown green paper, recycled notecard; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: White embossing powder, heat tool, paper snips, large oval punch, scor-tape, stampin' dimensionals. 


Janine said...

I can fully understand your desire to leave most of that pretty paper showing - the butterflies on velum and the simple sentiment work a treat!

Marisa said...

Great use of the note card front and loving those butterflies embossed on the vellum. Well done :)

Gail said...

I love collecting papers and whatever I see that comes through the mail - on cards I receive, etc. You did a great job and those butterflies are magnificent!

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!! This is just stunning!!! Your butterflies are just gorgeous and the recycled DP (card) stands out!!!

Lena said...

wow this is so awesome! I love the elegant butterflies on that beautiful paper!