Monday, July 26, 2010

Recycle! It's fun!

After two weeks hiatus, it was fun to get back in my Hideout and do some stamping/creating.

I made this card for a swap I'm in, hosted by Debbie on The requirement was to recycle something in the creation of my card. hmmmmmmmm... what to use? What to use??? (I really struggled with this, for some reason.)

I ended up digging into the packing materials we have at our house (one of the benefits of owning an online book business... lots and lots of packing materials.) I pulled out some corrugated cardboard and some foam packing material. Perfect!

I also wanted to try out my newest die (the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals one) so I started cutting layers of flowers with it in varying textures. That is the focal point of my card. I added a strip of torn corrugated cardboard, some ribbon, designer paper, and a sentiment.

Here's a close-up that shows the layering.

Now, if you'll excuse me... I need to make five more of these and get them postal.


Sentiment: Hero Arts
Ink: Versafine Jet Black
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Bravo Burgandy and Rose Red
Designer Paper: Memory Keepers and Michael's Glitter Paper
Recycled Products: corrugated cardboard and packing foam
Embellishments: Michael's Dashes, Dots and Checks ribbon and a brad


April said...

Great card! Love those flower layers!

Tamdsgns said...

LOve your Card!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME card...great job Jeanette...but you are too funny...your garage sale find cards are recycling at it's do such a great job and you are an inspiration to me....way to go on the card....


Vivace said...

beautiful card Jeanette! Great ideas, as usual!

kadie said...

BEAUTIFUL!! That ribbon is divine and the corregated paper adds the perfect touch! Another fantastic card, Jeanette!