I am still doing well with the recycling of some of my Christmas cards, and today I used the image of two matching cards I received. With the vast array of cards available these days, it always surprises me when I get two the same, and this year one came from a friend in UK and the other from Spain! But I liked the image and thought it was one I could reuse. So I hunted through my dies to find a suitable one and cut this oval frame in gold mirri-card. I cut the image to fit just under it, and then hand-cut a very narrow navy mat. The base card also had a narrow navy mat and then an off-cut of powder blue card with a white core. I think I did this when I was trying out a new embossalicious folder, and I used a sanding block to reveal the white core. This seemed to fit best onto a white 15cm square card, so I just added a blue bow (rescued from a card some years ago), and gold dazzler to finish it.
For my second card I used a Nellie Snellen die set, cutting the fancy frame again with gold mirri-card, and the image with the matching plain interior die. The backing for this one is a small piece of navy vellum with gold stars on it, that I found at the bottom of my Christmas snippets box. Goodness knows where that came from. Vellum is not my favourite play-thing! (I discovered that the cosmic shimmer clear glue is excellent for sticking vellum, and doesn't really show through at all). I found a suitable strip of navy and gold sticky ribbon and used it to hold a message label at the base of the card. The sentiment is a very old Clarity stamp.
So that is two more cards for my collection, and as I have used several oddments of paper and card, I shall link this to Pixie's Snippets Playground, week 108.
I am also linking it to Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 160 which is to use 'Shades of Blue'.
Christmas Cards All year Round ; Where, for January, Anything Goes.