Friday 26 August 2011

A recycled garden.

Today I'd like to show you a card that was rescued from the bin! No! Please don't go! It's not too bad I promise! Look:

This was supposed to be a one-layer card I was making for a challenge but unfortunately I placed the mask on the card base wonkily and the card looked as if it had been made under the influence of strong spirits! But I loved the mask, which I made by folding a piece of scrap paper into four, cutting with the decorative label punch and then opening it out. And the sponged garden was rather pretty. I thought it was a shame to waste it.

I love making one-layer cards but there's no denying that they don't always go according to plan! The good news though is that when they don't, you just turn them into layered cards! Cutting the sponged image out straight and mounting it onto Basic Grey card stock was easy and I even found one of my vellum butterflies in my snippets box which made itself quite at home on the card!

All it needed now was a sentiment to match the butterfly (two sentiments, two markers and a stamp-a-majig took care of that!) and mounting on a Whisper White card base. And I actually prefer the final card to the one I'd had in my head first time around! I hope this post has encouraged you not only to try one-layer cards but also to use the ones that don't work out!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Baby Blossoms, All a Flutter, Just Believe and Thank You Kindly (sentiment)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, stazon black
Card stock: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, Basic Grey, Vellum
Other: Decorative label punch, markers, stamp-a-majig
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593 and I'll be happy to help.

If you've paid me a visit this week and left a comment or maybe emailed me a message, thank you - I love reading your comments! My posts this week were scheduled as I've been on holiday, but I shall be back this weekend and will be looking forward to catching up with you as soon as possible. Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Very clever save! Love your gorgeous butterfly! On holidays AGAIN eh!!?? Nice to be SOME people Lol!!

  2. Beautiful, Vicky! I, too, love the shape of the mask you created. Love your ideas; thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful card Vicky. Love this summer meadow scene you've created!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. Fabulous recycled garden and I'm glad you rescued it.
    Hope you had a good holiday
    Sue x

  5. This is beautiful Vicky. (and I'm so heartened to know that even you make mistakes sometimes!!!)
    Hope you had a good holiday
    M x

  6. GOOD rescue Vicky! It's lovely.

    Hope you enjoyed your hol.

    Hugs, Sandra

  7. an absolutely gorgeous card...great idea to creat the mask with the decorative label punch :)

  8. Glad you rescued it - it's gorgeous.

  9. You are so clever I love the shape that you created. It's nice to know that you are not perfect after all but we would never have known if you had chosen not to tell us! Loved all the cards this week by the way.
    Hope you have had a lovely rest and not eaten too much ice cream or cream teas!
    Linda x

  10. Hello /vicky

    A beautiful and gorgeou scard - I love it.
    Hope you enjoyed your holiday.


  11. The bin!!! This beauty I don't believe it!!!
    Kelly xx

  12. Hi Vicky,

    what a perfect save, I just love the mask and flower background you've made. Gorgeous card as always.

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Lins ;-)

  13. Beautiful card and I dont believe for one minute that you made something wonky I think you are just trying to be like the rest of us mere mortals but you can't because you have been blessed with a natural talent ! Hope you are having fun and will be back in person soon.


  14. Your absolutely right to rescue this lovely scene and what a fab card you've made from it too. Love the butterfly...very realistic :)
    Hope you've had a graet time :)
    Jenny x

  15. You're right, way to pretty to waste. I love what you came up with; you still have all the simplicity of a one layer card but with a classy frame.

  16. Such a lovely garden scene. So glad you rescued it from the bin!

  17. Hi Vicky, Lovely card I like the edge you have created using the punch xx

  18. love this technique! It's so addictive!

  19. What a great save!! I've converted many a one layer card because it didn't work out well. I'm glad you didn't trash this, because it's beautiful!


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