Sunday, January 27, 2019

Using Cardboard Isn't Boring

I ordered a couple of books and they arrived this week I looked at the corrugated cardboard they came in and thought to myself... Useful? Sure! Why not!

So I tore and tore and tore a piece to get the size I wanted, making sure to see  bit of ruggedness, too. Then I taped it into my stamping platform using Washi Tape (since it was too thick for the magnets to work)... and I stamped the tree from the Raisin Boat Winter Heart and Sole stamp set onto that piece of cardboard. 

I kind of like the way it looks:

I stamped the ice skates onto 110# white cardstock so they would be sturdy enough to pop up with foam tape. The heart is a brad - it worked fine since it had longer posts, not wee short ones like some brads have.

I wanted to do something with the inside of my card, too, so I took a similar (yet taller) tree from the Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamp set and stamped it on the inside.

Maybe I should look at other things around me (like cardboard) in new ways - wondering how I can use them in my card-making. It's fun, creative, and maybe even a wee bit eco-friendly, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Sets: Raisin Boat Merry Nature and Winter Heart and Sole stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Paper: Recollections Black, Blue, Kraft, and 110# White CS and a piece of corrugated cardboard

Dies: Nestabilities Circles

Embellishments: Brads from unknown vendors


Margaret said...

What ingenuity! So clever. And the cardboard even looks like a rugged mountain. Great job. I really like the sentiment you used. Ties it all together.

Donna said...

Great idea, Jeanette! And I love it when you can recycle. Fun card!

kiwimeskreations said...

That torn cardboard is a great shape, and the texture is awesome Jeanette - love how you have used it on this wonderful card

Lynn McAuley said...

Great design with your wonderful torn cardboard!!