Upcycled card

Let's do it backwards, shall we?  First the card, then the explanation.
The brown cardstock has a linen texture, so when I stamped it with a silhouette stamp, the texture completely changed the look!  I thought it was such a cool effect, I didn't want to do anything else to it, but it did need a little sentiment, so I stamped it on a strip of patterned vellum, and wrapped it around the brown like a piece of ribbon (which makes it easy to adhere without any glue showing).  The sentiment is embossed with copper ink, and for such a simple card, it looks very luxurious!

A part of the story of this card is the base.  Michael's periodically sells notecards in their dollar bins, and if they don't sell, they get marked down even further.  I got a pack of 8 with envelopes for only a quarter, and they look like this:
It is just too easy to cover that tiny image and use it as card base!The vellum and brown cardstock were scraps, too, so... less than a nickel?  Stamps are from a•muse studio.

Challenges:

Juliet Arrighi

12 comments:

Danni said...

Very striking card! Thanks for playing along with the Pixie's at Pixie Dust Studio!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- that is a fabulous bargain! And, such awesome cards- how cool is the texture of the linen CS with the image- and love the vellum sentiment. Great CAS cards!

Pia S said...

I love this gorgeous CAS card! Well done!

Myrna said...

Juliet
This is very simple but very elegant.
Love the cost :)
Myrna

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Niki said...

Cool effect, now I'll have to try it. I'm sure I have some textured card stock (somewhere!)

sandra's crafty corner said...

awww what a lovely card hun love the simplicity of it,thanks for joining us at Dutch dare, hugs sandra dt

Shirley said...

What an awesome effect! I love the texture!
Thank you joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Kathy said...

Great CAS design. Love how you repurposed a card from Michaels, great idea. Thanks for joining us for the CAS challenge at Phindy's Place.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card!

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Trish and Treasure said...

Love the texture look!