Sunday, March 23, 2014

Transparent Sunshine Card

Happy spring, everyone! Wow.. I am so happy that spring is officially here. We have a beautiful weather here in Dallas this week and I can totally feel the spring is in the air. So today, I'd like to share a sweet sunshine card using some recycled material for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and our theme is "Transparent". It's always great to recycle and protect our environment.

I upcycled kids toy packaging and made this transparent card with lovely sunshine.
 

 
Most toy and gift packaging is recyclable. I used this toy packaging as the card base, and create this simple and fun card to display on my work desk. This is also a great project to play with kids celebrating spring and teaching them recycling.


The packaging was cut into a standard card size 4.25" X 11" and folded in half using bone folder.


I applied a layer of Gesso on the background then decorated the card with Prima Flowers, American Crafts Chipboard Stickers, Vintage Trinkets and Say It in Crystals using Gel Medium and Foam Square.
 




Love the gorgeous sunshine colors and the fun transparent look on the background of this card.



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Join us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge since Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher. You might also be on our Friday Designer Spotlight.  
Can't wait to see what you will create. Happy crafting!

Meihsia ^_^


 

29 comments:

  1. This is just stunning Meihsia..love your transparent card and gorgeous flowers...fabulous recycling and the most gorgeous sunshine colours.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. Absolutely stunning. Love the sunshine colours and the flowers are wonderful. Gorgeous design too. Tracy x

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  3. Absolutely brilliant and superbly executed. Such a beautiful and cheerful card. I absolutely love it! xxxx

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  4. Hello Miss Meihsia, well I agree this is a BRILLIANT creation, loooooove what you have made out of recycling pkg. an absolutely gorgeous design, those flowers are stunning,love all the embellishments,thanks so much for bringing some sunshine to our cold and dark days here still, have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS)))//

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  5. How absolutely clever! LOVE what you've done here!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

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  6. a clearly AMAZING project!! Just want to reach out and touch this one - as always you blow me away.

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  7. This CLEARLY is a stunner! What a great way to recycle the packaging with the transparency, Meihsia! Love it!

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  8. Oh this makes me so happy. I LOVE your recycling idea card and the warmth does truly emanate from it! Love the Gesso layer to really make your embellishments pop.
    GORGEOUS!
    Lisa x

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  9. Oh wow, this is gorgeous, I love the bright sunny colours you have used. Fabulous embellishments too. I did not know that gesso would work on packaging so thanks for that wonderful tip too!

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  10. Wow, Meihsia what a fun idea to make a transparent card! Love it! So fresh and fun! Hugs, Sandra

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  11. What a clever idea! Very cool clear card :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  12. Awesome project Meihsia! I love how you upcycled a product and made such a beautiful work of art with it! That blossom is stunning as is the sweet butterfly!

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  13. Well your beautiful clipboard brought a touch of spring to me! Love the bright sunny colors and how they pop off the acetate background! Gorgeous!

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  14. Absolutely LOVE this project! You have inspired me to create some projects using your techniques.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Merilee

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  15. I LOVE your bright and really beautiful acetate card...it's just stunning and I adore all the layers and the gorgeous flowers!! :)

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  16. You are a recycling Goddess I love what you did with this left over packaging and good for you in showing and teaching the children about recycling or up cycling great job!

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  17. I think that this is one of my favorite pieces. You are so clever to re-use that packaging. It's beautiful!

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  18. Simply inspired use of the packaging, and I love that rough coat of gesso to create the base - gorgeous, Meihsia!
    Alison x

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  19. Holy cow! Only a true genius could create a masterpiece out of toy packaging! That is truly one of your many skills: to see beauty anywhere! Another stunning creation which I enjoyed seeing and reading about!

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  20. Beautiful card, I love the atmosphere you've created with summer colors! I'm glad to see that you retain all packaging acetate, I do it too!! Beautiful work! BArbarayaya

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  21. so very fantastic and inspiring!!!

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  22. Wow, I have seen it all now Meihsia. Such a clever idea and love those gorgeous blooms. Fantastic card!!! Hugs

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  23. Hello warm weather judging from this! Love the transparent base, and all the sunny florals!

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  24. Really amazing way to recycle plastic packaging. Love the use of gesso to create a foundation for your elements on the clear background. Genius!! Beautiful!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  25. What an original technique and something very fun to t ry.

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  26. Tis is such a cool card! I love the gesso and that clip at the top!

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  27. A gorgeous work and an interesting technique. The flowers are fabulous.

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  28. This is beautiful Meihsia! Love the gesso on the transparency and the flowers are wonderful.

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  29. Love how you've transformed this packaging. Great idea to use the gesso on one side. Jenny x

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