Saturday, January 5, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends - Recycled Christmas Card

I am so happy to be joining the Speedy Fox & Friends team for Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company.  This will be my first card for the team.  The challenge was to recycle part of a received Christmas card.    Here is my "new" card -- a Christmas thank-you card.


I used one of my favorite techniques on this card -- reverse masking. Another technique used on this card is embossing resist.   I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and embossed them with detail white embossing powder.  Then I stuck down two pieces of Eclipse tape on my card, leaving an opening of about two inches.  Using a sponge applicator I sponged two shades of blue in the opening and then wiped it with a paper towel to remove any ink that might have stuck to the snowflakes.  After removing the Eclipse tape, I glued down the two blue ornaments that I had cut from my received Christmas card and drew the lines using a silver marker.  Then I stamped the sentiment.  You can't really see it, but there is glitter in the patterns of the ornaments.   I have already mailed this card to my sister, who made this beautiful quilt for me.  She chose the colors to match my living room so that I can snuggle up in it while I'm watching TV.



I hope you can play along with us over on the Mark's Finest Papers blog.  Link up your card at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a free stamp set.  If you use an MFPaHC set on your card, you get two chances to win!

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Winter Scenes (snowflakes), Dogwood Blossoms (sentiment)
Paper:  MFP Fresh Cream
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire; Versamark
Accessories:  Christmas card, Detail White embossing powder, Silver pen, Sponge applicators, Eclipse tape

11 comments:

Angie said...

Lois! I am super excited you are on our team! You inspire me with all your creations!!!! This is gorgeous!!! I love the look of the reverse masking!!! Gorgeous!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--what a beautiful Thank You card for your sister! I too got a quilt for my sofa for Christmas. I need to get a thank you card out to her too! TFS

Pat Garvin said...

Beautiful Quilt.. Love those ornaments, very pretty.

Pat Garvin said...

Beautiful Quilt.. Love those ornaments, very pretty.

Pat Garvin said...

Beautiful Quilt.. Love those ornaments, very pretty.

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful ornaments and a perfect addition to a pretty card. I love that quilt and I am sure you like snuggling up in it, too. Glad to have you on the Speedy Fox team.

wendy said...

very pretty ornament card !

Audrey Ann said...

Lois - your card is beautiful - and I love that a part of it is recycled. Your sister's quilt is also beautiful - what a treasured gift!!
Hugs,
Audrey

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Your card is lovely and very elegant. The quilt your sister made is beautiful - wow!

Kathy Bradley said...

P.S. Almost forgot - congrats on the new team - you are such an asset to the talented team!

Kate said...

What a wonderful thank you card for your sister! Great reuse of the ornaments.