This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, Enfys has set us the challenge of reusing the packaging from grocery or household items to make a card rather than it going straight in the recycling box!
I was really pondering what I could take out of the recycling and put to good use, until a certain new reed diffuser was purchased in Next that had the most lovely design on the box:
In fact, it's such a nice design I really think they should have used it on some kitchen towels or table mats... they would have gone nicely in my home!
But hey ho, the yellow graphic print and the grey linen effect of the box from the diffuser on the left made a great backdrop for my card:
Card: Next reed diffuser packaging, Bazzill Cardshoppe, Distress Watercolour paper
Dies: Lawn Fawn, Lil' Inker Designs, MFT
Flower: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh
Other: 3D foam tape, needle and thread
With such a busy print and the colours being so bold, I didn't really want to add too much else to the card other than the greeting and a focal accent. The mulberry paper flower needed to stand out a little more so I used the larger Silly Stitches circle die to create a little border around it and also attached it to the card by hand sewing it in place.
The card I made is also my interpretation of the Primrose Yellow colour palette for the April Pantone card challenge prompt:
I was definitely inspired by the above image when combining the elements for my card. :)
Hopefully this card will brighten someone's day as it's extremely gloomy out there right now! Make sure you check out the other inventive projects over on the Daring Cardmakers blog!
On a separate note, the lemon and bergamot fragrance is just lovely for spring into summer. ;)
Here's to a sunnier weekend!