Friday, 25 March 2016

Recycled Robin

Happy Rudolph Day!

As it's 25th of the month it's time again to join in with a Christmas card with Mo on her Scraps of Life blog for her Rudolph Day Challenge.

I've decided recycle old Christmas cards to try to get ahead this year.

I embossed this dear little robin image through my Cuttlebug then rubbed over the raised areas with a sanding block.

I matted onto the red card which was die cut with a Tonic matting die, added the ribbon and a punched snowflake.

The 5 inch card was made with Centura Pearl.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to take a photo without reflection.

41 comments:

Kathyk said...

So cool Barb, lovely upcycling, thanks for entering this over at Scraps of Life's Rudolph Day challenge

Kathyk
Guest Design Team Member - Rudolph Day challenge

meg said...

Great recycling Barb robins are my favourite Christmas bird, love it

Valerija said...

Great Christmas card.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Aw what a cute little Robin very cute card, love the other elements too, Barb well done. Shaz in Oz.x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the embossing on this gorgeous recycled card. This image was far to nice to discard.

Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great idea that embossing and sanding a recycled card, this robin pop out so well!

Elizabeth said...

Great card Barb! I like recycling too but don't think I've ever thought to emboss the image - clever idea. And you've reminded me that I really must make a Rudolph Day card asap :) Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend. Elizabeth xx

mamapez5 said...

Very good use of a recycled card. I wouldn't have thought to emboss it. Kate x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is another card Barb where you've thought out of the box. I quite often recycle old Christmas cards but I've never thought to run them through an embossing folder. You are full of great ideas and a great inspiration x

Cara said...

I'd never have thought to emboss over an image like that, but it looks wonderful. You are the queen of recycling! Cara x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

It's nice to see upcycled projects! I used to do this a lot . . . I need to start again . . . costs little and helps save the planet . . . win/win in my book! Have a very lovely Easter my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

SARN said...

Hah! Snap . . . I recycled a robin card too! Love your version.
Happy Rudolph Day xxx

Erika said...

A great job recycling Barb. You'll have your Christmas cards sorted in no time.

Hugs Erika. X

Jane Willis said...

Clever idea, to emboss the printed image, I must try that. Gives a really snowy finish to the scene
Jane

Greta said...

Lovely upcycle card, Barb!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great idea to emboss that upcycled topper, Barb! This is a super cute card. Geez, the 25th? I totally forgot about Rudy this month! Too much running around getting ready for Easter. Speaking of, I wish you and your family a Happy Easter!! Hugs, Darnell

Janice Rohde said...

What a great idea to emboss the robin through the snowflake folder Barb, I love your card.
Janice x

cuilliesocks said...

You can't beat a Robin for Christmas Barb and your card is lovely and what a great job you've made of upcycling, love it, Kate x

Linby said...

What a good idea to emboss the whole image and recycle - must try that.
Lx

Carole said...

Wonderful up cycling Barb! Love that robin. Happy Easter to you and yours.

rachel said...

great recycling Barb - this looks great xx

Kathleen said...

Wow this is fabulous. love the use of the embossing folder on the gorgeous image.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

This is a wonderful upcycling project. I have never embossed the upcycled image be...never thought of it. But I am now going to try it myself!
Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

LesleyG said...

Fab up cycled card, and the reflection just shows how shiny it is . Happy holidays xxx

Lisa Andersson said...

It´s so beautiful. Love the embossing. Such a great Christmas Card and recycling.
Hugs Lisa

Karen Knott said...

Great card Barb love the embossing :), I love to upcycle received cards where I can...I always pull off bows, buttons or sentiments if I can. Always takes me back to being a child using mums pinking shears to cut up the xmas cards to make tags for the following year. Great memories !
Hugs, Kaz x

Aquarius said...

A great bit of recycling with this robin image.

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Barb! Much better to repurpose than to toss away!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the robin image you have recycled. Nice idea to recycle old cards. Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
-Berina
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Great upcycling Barb, the robin is so sweet.

Love and hugs
Maarit

KandA said...

Such a super card Barb and fabulous upcycling with the embossing xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely and effective technique using the gorgeous robin image. A fantastic Christmas card.
Happy Easter!
Lorraine

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Great card well thought out and good idea

crafty hugs Pen x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Great card well thought out and good idea

crafty hugs Pen x

Dana & Glen said...

Lovely card Barb and great upcycling, love the sanded embossing.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a sweet card and a nifty idea. What a great way to recycle Christmas cards!

Heidi Stamps said...

What a clever idea to emboss the Christmas card image and repurpose it! I am going to keep this in mind!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant inspiration! I love this! Hugs, Chrisx

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
playing catch up with my comments yet again.
Super Rudolf card, and what a very fab design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sharon said...

Recycling is always a fab way to make new cards...I love robins, this is scrumptious! xx

Donna said...

Stunning effect... and what a fantastic idea, Barb. x