The focal elements on these two cards have been die cut from used cards!! They are great!!
For the first card, I used this cute little birthday card image which was die cut (Nestibilities) from the back of a large card. I started with a yellow card front which I stamped with a circle foam stamp in yellow. I added a coordinating pink layer with a distressed edge. I cut a hole in the green layer using a Nestibilities Circle die to accommodate and frame the cake die cut then embossed it with a dots embossing folder. I tied on a little orange yellow picot ribbon on the right hand side before I glued it to the card. I adhered the focal image using 3D foam tape inside the hote in the green layer. I layered a pink laser printed greeting oval punchie greeting to a scalloped oval punchie and adhered below the image. Cute card for a little girl's birthday!!
The second card features a little rose die cut which was cut from the inside of a used card. I stated with an ivory card front and added a dark green layer. I embossed a layer of pink paper and then layered on two rectangles of pink/ivory decorative paper. I trimmed a scrap of the green cardstock on both ends and glued it to the left hand side of my card and then adhered the rose die cut over it using 3D foam tape. Finally, I stamped the greeting in dark pink next to the focal element. Pink and green - so I am loving it!!