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Halloween Upcycled Card


I am a firm supporter of recycling. Whether that means donating items we don’t use anymore, recycling plastics and such or up-cycling objects into something new. For this Halloween card I used the back of a factory made birthday card I received last month. The color of the card inspired me to create the following Halloween card.

I used my skull and crossbones die to cut out my image from felt. The texture reminded me of the flocked cards and stickers I loved so much as a kid. I used Hero Arts, Clings Bat Background stamp with Versamark and dark blue embossing powder to create the background. The banner is from Recollections and I heat embossed it in green. I added the red gems for the eyes to give the skull a little more presence. Now the skull reminds me of something out of an Indiana Jones movie.

  The orange Ombre of the up-cycled card really did provide a great backdrop for my card and I saved it from a landfill!

 I am entering this card for the CAS-ual Fridays CRC69: Embossing challenge.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

About cardsbymo

Paper crafting is my Yoga. It takes my mind off any stress that I might have at the time. My daughter loves to get involved in my projects too and it is a great way to connect with her. Sixteen years ago I began scrapbooking but, my new true love is card making!

4 responses »

  1. Mo – what a great Halloween card! I love the felt skull with the red eyes! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  2. Way to go, Mo! We are what I like to call “militant recyclers” in my house, too, so I love to see things given a second life on cards. 🙂 Your felt skull with the red jewel eyes is so cool, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  3. Your up-cycling is so clever! Great colour combo and those red eyes are just too spooky!

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