Thursday 12 July 2012

Brown Elegance Card

{Make some matching paper by recycling}

Hunting high and low for some paper to match the dress image I coloured in and embellishments.
Maybe I should have thought about it before colouring the dress!

I've been keeping a takeaway bag for a tester to decorate. If you are a crafter you might be like me in the sense that anything might be useful to use one day, hehe
It is good to recycle.
Decided I could use this as a backing paper even though it was a little crumpled, I liked the crumpled look, but you could always iron it out if you wanted.
Being a bit plain I decided to jazz it up with some stamps. I used some text and a crackle effect stamp from My Minds eye clear stamps, Wild Asparagus set and a black Momento ink pad.
The strip layered behind the dress is part of the handle on the takeaway bag. The backing is from the face of the bag.

Simple. Effective and elegant was the look I was going for.

Backing Paper - Takeaway Bag with 2x Wild Asparagus stamps by My Mind's Eye
Stamp - Jasper Dress stamp by Kanban
Promarkers: Cocoa, Caramel and Dusky Pink
Text - Happy Birthday from Cavendish Ladies stampset by Kanban
Papermania AlphaMinis Foam Alphabet Stickers
Embellishments - Card Candi


  1. Hi Danni fabulous card what a great idea using the bag love the images. Carloline xxx

  2. Hi Danni,
    I love your card it is so ispirational, like the idea of the take away bag, and the image is just great, and as I happen to be called Janet, do you need my address!!!

    1. If only this card wasn't made for someone haha. Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment x

  3. WOW!! this is stunning Dannii. I love the dress and the way you have made you own backing paper is just wonderful. I agree - the crumpled effect of the paper works really well with the overall design

    All the best

  4. Love you card, and the story behind the paper - off to find some bags now :)
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  5. A beautiful card, and it certainly looks effective and elegant

  6. Beautiful card very elegant, great design! Jo xxx

  7. Great card, love the image, fab bit of up cycling too xx

  8. What a great idea and the card is fabulous the colouring of the dress is great, it's a beautiful card.

    Joan x

  9. Simple, effective and elegant is the look you've achieved here Danni - and I love that that recycling - in particular the handle! Very eco-friendly!

  10. wow what a great idea think ill have to tell my mum n dad to start saving there takeaway bags lol. this is stunning i love it deffo need to give something like this a try emma xx

  11. Gorgeous ,great image,fabulous

  12. Gorgeous card... I have just bought this stamp set so thank you for the great inspiration... Fabulous... Hugs May x x

  13. Stunning, the image is just gorgeous and great use of the paper bag. x

  14. fab card, I love the image, I'm like you, I hate to throw anything away, hee hee hee, everything can be re-cycled lol...

  15. Brilliant, I'm like you, i like to recycle... your card is stunning x

  16. I like your recycling, and you've coloured in the dress beautifully. Much as I like pastels and purples it is nice to see something else used as it gets me thinking.