So, I'm back with another card made earlier today where I recycled something not purposely bought for crafting.
This time I used a card I'd received previously for my birthday. It had a really delicate die cut image of an evening gown on the front so I knew one day I could do something with it.
Here's the card I made using it, but completely reinvented, with the detail reversed...
Here is the original card showing the beautifully intricate die cut...
I originally planned to use the die cut as a stencil and create an ombre effect with ink using ink daubers. But some of the cut areas were tiny and the daubers just wouldn't reach through effectively so I decided to mix the inks with some pearlescent embossing paste and create an ombre effect that way instead, and the paste picked up all the detail brilliantly. I used the paste un-inked for the hanger. Here's a better photo of the pearlescent effect...
As the gown on the original card was quite large I needed to make this into a tall card. I stamped the sentiment at the top. I then matted the panel onto some teal cardstock and then adhered to the card base.
Special thanks go out to Michelle at The Card Grotto for this sentiment stamp set which was part of my fabulous prize for her 10k YouTube Subscribers Giveaway, I feel so lucky right now! :)
- Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver - Pearlescent
- Ink: Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Message Me
- Cardstock from stash
AAA Cards - Game #73 - Upcycling
Just Add Ink - Challenge #328 - Just add 'P' (Pearlescent Paste!)
I've kept hold the gown die cut just in case it can survive another pasting! lol
Thanks so much for visiting today, I appreciate each and every one of you. Bye for now.