Mar 12, 2011

Forest Recycle Swap

My third swap is a Full Sized Card to save the forest with some recycled elements.
I tend to be a layering kind of girl, with basic black or white base card.  Simple colour design, or monochromatic.  But never boring!!  The flowers, butterfly and stem are all made from aluminium cans, don't you just love it when something good can come from something we would throw away?

The inside is very simple with a white panel, rounded on diagonal corners and with simple stamping in black fun flower and butterfly.  Both stamps are Penny Black, inkpad Vivid Black.

The aluminium can is cut, flattened and then coloured with Stazon Ink.  Green over Blue for the butterfly with the under piece in red.  The flower is done in red.

Just a close up of the rhinestone detail on the stem.  I love using bling, bling, bling, layers, layers, layers and ink, ink, ink.



BlueInks said...

Amazing stuff, Lauren! I cannot believe those are made of metal soda cans. Great job!

Lauren said...

Thank you BlueInks xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lauren, your card is fantastic!!! What a lovely use of throw away metal! ;) And you've inked it to create the moste beautiful elements. Awesome!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, Lauren - this is absolutely amazing!I would never have guessed those were cans - this is over the top creative and ingenious! Beautiful style to your cards!!

Carol W said...

wow, wow, wow....I hope I am lucky enough to get one of these in my return is absolutely beautiful. What a great job you have done with the metal, the layout and the whole effect of this card....well done!!!!!