Thursday, July 14, 2016

Exchange cards that reused supplies!!

I like to reuse items when I am creating so saved these images from a pocket calendar I used several years ago.  I loved these funky collaged images when I first bought the calendar and decided to use some of them to create cards for my monthly card exchange. I trimmed the images and layered them onto coordinating card stock.  I trimmed two pieces of different coloured cardstock to just less than a quarter sheet, embossed them and stapled on strips of decorative mesh on the left hand side trimming the mesh to the edges of the cardstock.  I glued these layers to my card fronts and added my focal elements using 3D foam tape.  I really like how they turned out!!
The decorative mesh is something I made a while back.  I used scraps of fiberglass window screening, applied embossing ink, covered them in gold embossing powder and then heated them with the heat gun.  They take the heat well and the embossing powder adheres to the mesh very nicely.  Another item that I reused on these cards!!