Thursday, 20 November 2008

On the 4th day of Christmas......

Sandie's challenge today was to use 4 squares of anything on a card.....design paper, brads, stamps....large or small.



I've used a few more than 4 squares though.....the layers just kept growing LOL! My beautiful "design paper" is actually cut from a box......my DD gave me some lovely French perfume when she came home from her recent trip to Europe, the box that it came in was just too pretty to throw away so I've re-cycled it onto this card. It was hard to get a good photo of it, but it's a mauvy grey colour with gold foiling on it. I've cut the squares with my Nestabilities so they have a nice embossed edge to them. The cardstock I backed it with is a really nice dark purple metallic cardstock.....which really doesn't show through in the photo either, it's so much nicer IRL! The design paper layer under that is a light green that's layered on another piece of the purple metallic cardstock then onto a red square card.

The red flower is by Inque boutique........use your imagination and pretend it's a poinsettia! Added some red Kaiser rhinestones to the flower centre, some silk leaves and a red organza bow. The greeting is also a piece of ribbon.


Click on the photos for a better view. Thanks for visiting my blog....it's near midnight here so it's past my bedtime!

17 comments:

fishlips said...

AWWW Lin This is just STUNNING... I love how the flower just pops off the card and your papers are so so pretty...Great layout too!!!!

Beth said...

Lyn this is simply gorgeous I love everything about it down to the perfume box beautiful my friend.

cadnileb said...

Oooh, love how you reused the box! :-) Definitely a perfect touch to the background! And I love the layers you added!

Ann said...

Wooo, beautiful! Love the red flower and ribbon! :D

Sandie said...

Great card Lyn.
Hey I've recycled a box or two in my time too Lyn - very economical and effective. well done and thanks again for joining in.

lUv Sandie

Carole M. said...

Hi Lyn; such a great Chrissy' card and what better way to put to good use that pretty packaging too. I'm like you if something is so nice then find another use for it.

Vicky said...

What a fantastic way to recycle, that "pp" is just too beautiful to just thow away :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card i have that stamp to but have never used it.I hope the people you send all your beautiful cards to appreciate them.
You are a truly talented card maker
Marie

Kathi said...

So pretty. I love that you recycled too!

rae said...

Oh this is so pretty ~ love that flower! Great take on the 2s4y bonus sketch!+

Oliva said...

Lovely card and a very creative card! I recycle too!!!

Laura Davis said...

This is stunning Lyn! Great minds think alike:)
Laura

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is beautiful! I've done that too when you come up with something then see a VERY similar thing someplace else!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card....I love the gold on the small squares! Great job with the sketch!

~Lea

Heather T. said...

Gorgeous and creative, Lyn!

Shirley said...

How elegant the flower is with that beautiful paper behind it! Wonderful!

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card. Love the red flower.