January cardmaking was last night!! It was a great night and we had fun making cards with a few new people!!
This card uses a calendar page!! We have all started replacing our 2008 calendars and are often loathe to recycle them because the photos are so nice. Consider reusing them in your art!! You can use them as backgrounds or the base for any background technique or collage, cut them up and use as design elements in your art, rip them up and use them as layers in your collage work, etc.
In this case, I stamped the petal image on calendar pages of landscapes and then embossed them with black embossing powder!! These photographs had sky, mountains, water, tree lines, meadows that were similarly coloured and worked well for this technique. I used any yellow and green to create the centers and the stems. We cut out the petals and created flowers which we layered onto the Cuttlebug embossed backgrounds. This was layered onto a coordinating cardstock. The greetings were either stamped & embossed on vellum or laser printed vellum. We attached them to the card fronts with black diamond brads.
Consider stamping any sort of image onto any glossy page - calendar, magazine, junk mail, etc. You will find that there are a lot of free supplies that you can use in your art just around your house!! Challenge yourself to some GREEN ART today!!