Wednesday, 31 August 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - R is for...

It's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge...and this week Carissa is our host, and the theme is:

'R is for Recycling...plus Ribbon or Rhinestones...or both!'
That's right...we've gone green...so there must be something recycled on your project.
If you're in need of ideas, you can find lots of hints & tips over on the ABC Christmas Challenge.

We are sponsored for this challenge by Digital Delights.


The prize for one lucky winner is 3 digi stamps of their choice.

Inspired by this tag by Tim Holtz, I recycled the plastic packaging from an embossing folder:


I embossed the plastic using my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' folder...then used it as an overlay on my card. I created the scene underneath my using Distress Inks (Stormy Sky & Faded Jeans) for the background, and then adding a snowy effect around the edges with my Versamark inkpad and white embossing powder. I made the snowman using circles cut using Nesties, hand cutting his eyes, nose and arms, and inking around the edges a little. The trees were cut using a Marianne Designs Creatables die...then I sanded the edges to reveal the white core to look like snow.


And if you're wondering where the ribbon or rhinestones are...I used gem brads (from Craft Obsessions) to hold the plastic in place...you can see them a little better in this photo:


Challenges for this card:
For more inspiration...and some great recycling tips...from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the ABC Christmas Challenge.

11 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Ooooh, this is fabulous hun!! Sxx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fantastic idea, i'm loving that, Luv Sam x

Marie said...

Super cool effect with the embossed plastic. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Kathy D. said...

Love the look that the plastic gives to the image. Also like how you did the snow around the edges of the plastic. Totally cute!!

Thanks for showing us your Christmas creations at For Fun Challenges! Hope to see you again next Wednesday when a new challenge is posted.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) such a cute image and the recycling and embossing is fab :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Dot said...

I love this fab plastic recycling. The embossing looks great on your sweet card.
Thank you for sharing with us at FFF this time.
hugs Dorte

Delphine said...

Such a great idea (may have to borrow that one too!), Helen, the result is fantastic! I love your little scene! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Samantha said...

Great job hunny love this technique and it is so fun to recycle all those folders too! love it! hugs Samantha :0)

Heidi said...

Helen, this is lovely! I'm going to have to try it out! it reminds me of the snow falling in front of he scene.

Linda said...

Hi Helen love the embossed acetate it adds a lovely layer of texture to the card love Linda

Trish and Treasure said...

Love your card very inspirational! My girlfriend ran to tell me about your fantastic card, and I love the recycling!
Trish Munro