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Thursday, January 25, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Upcycles Some Cards


Hi, Cornelia here today upcycling some commercial cards. I always get a lot of cards from organizations I make donations to and I usually don't throw them out, but use them for various things - mostly to try out a card idea, use them as shims, or whatever. But this time I thought I'd re-purpose them into handmade cards.



So I checked out my large supply and selected 4 different ones - two pretty busy ones and two more subdued ones.


I then selected stencils according to the motive:


Then I used white embossing paste and applied it to the cards with the stencils in place.


Let them dry. Trimmed them and added the sentiments.
Here are my 4 cards separately and you can see for yourself if you like the results.
I think they came out okay. What's your opinion on it?





My stamp supplies:

preview-web-stencil-001-leaves-large.jpeg preview-web-stencil-051-retrocircles preview-web-stencil-073-BubbleDance


preview-lowercasealphabetplatepreview-beautifulworddiepreview-sweetspring5phrasediespreview-youworddie


ForTheBirds-preview


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Happy Upcycling!

11 comments:

  1. What a great idea, Cornelia. Your stenciling made your cards so much more trendy and personal. TFS Hugs..

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  2. Clever idea and you've made these cards your own. Thank you for teh wonderful inspiration x

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  3. These are cool. Fab idea. Love how you combined the sentiments. Hugz

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  4. Love this idea. I have lots of cards I would try this on.

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  5. Wondefrfully up-cycled cards - the stenciling really makes a huge difference!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. What a good idea! Your upcycled cards look awesome! xxx

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  7. I love the leaves over the bird - something about the beautiful and large bird with all that yellow and then the natural, iconic leaf print pleases my eye.

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  8. I absolutely love this idea, Cornelia! Brilliant way to recycle! Thanks for inspiring!

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  9. brilliant ideas - these stencils really liven up the projects:)

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