This ATC is so “green.”  Nope not in color– but in a “repurposed” way!



The base of the card, or the main background paper, is from an outdated phone book.  I embossed the phone book page, with the CB numbers folder, and then inked over the numbers with black ink.  This allows for the numbers to be more visible since the raised edges darkened upon grabbing the black ink.  Love that look~

The cut out phone images are computer generated, they were also inked in black to continue the distressed look.  The birds on a wire were stamped on phone book pages and torn, instead of cut, to continue with the distressed theme.  The birds were then touched up with a little sparkle from the clear glitter gel pen. 

The red heart contains a reminder to “call home.”  The words “call home” were found in a magazine and reused to create this tiny message of love.  I thought the red heart really captured just the right amount of color for the overall look of the ATC.  A silver paperclip attaches the message to the card base.

Trust that my SCS friends will enjoy receiving this ATC, and there is still time for you to join the swap!!

Hope this has inspired you to create some art with “stuff” you have around the house.  May you never see the same again!  😉

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About Christy

I am a papercrafter who attempts to view life at a tricycle pace. If you are in a hurry don't ask me for directions. I love making art to swap, especially retro art. Creating is fun, but creating for the purpose of sharing is fulfilling.

17 thoughts on “RiNg…RiNg…rInG

  1. What a wonderfully unique card! Now that’s an ingenious way to re purpose a phone book! Thanks so much for visiting my blog; and yes any old aluminum foil will do just fine for the foil embossing technique. I used “Great Value” foil from Wal-Mart!

  2. I love this ATC I received from your RePurpose swap, Christy! I’m going to use it for my cousin’s BD card.

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