To be honest, I didn't find that 2014's shop bought Christmas cards which were sent to us were as good a prospect for upcycling as in previous years - purely in terms of upcycling potential I hasten to add! Which means I'll have to just work harder on making Christmas cards from scratch this year :)
But, I did keep a few to upcycle and this card, for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge -' Inspired by a Christmas Carol or Song' was made using one of those very cards. The song/carol I chose could be one of several, particularly. 'Deck the Halls with boughs of holly' and/or 'Oh Tannenbaum':
- A5 cream card stock with gold embossing round the edges
- a piece of gold mirri card, topped with a piece of holly patterned card (no name but it's very much like KanBan)
- the front of a Marks and Spencer card, sent by a friend, die cut using a die from the Spellbinders 'A2 Distressed Edges' set and then mounted onto a backing of straight cut deep red satin mirri card
And that was it! The in-house critic said to resist adding anything else.
This card does show how great the Spellbinders 'A2 Distressed edges' dies work with more traditional images. Remember, there's a set of these as this week's prize in the Snippets Playground over here! But you only have until 11am UK time on Saturday.