Monday, May 6, 2019

Flea Market Flip - #3

I've committed to doing a quarterly series (personal challenge) this year. For this quarter (April - June) the series is what I'm calling Flea Market Flip. The idea is to find an item at a yard sale, thrift store, even out of the trash and use it on a card.... but the item needs to be something that was not created for the purpose of cardmaking or paper-crafting.

Today's item is a 
set of adhesive bathtub appliques:

Cost: 5 cents
Found at a yard sale

These are actually quite old - and the stickiness is almost gone, which made them the ideal thing for masking and stamping since they would be easy to remove after I was finished with them.

In the picture below the owl applique pieces are still attached after I carefully sponged ink onto the piece. I neglected to get a picture of the first step in which I did not attach the smaller (inside) pieces of the owls to my piece of cardstock. After I added brown ink to those openings I added the little pieces to the holes and then sponged blue ink all around the owls. 

The right owl has 
some of the masking pieces removed:

In this picture, all of the masking pieces 
have been removed:

Then it was time to design the card and put it together. Every owl needs a branch to sit on, right? The branch is a stamp from an older Unity stamp set called Owl Always Love You. This is actually one of the first Unity stamp sets I purchased - before I really even knew anything about Unity. I bought the set used, not directly from Unity. But... the set is still available in the Unity store, which is a true testimony of how popular Unity stamps are.

Here's a closeup that shows the leaf brads:

The sentiment inside the card is from
Unity's Hoot of a Day stamp set.
(Unfortunately, it is no longer available)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I hope you enjoyed my Flea Market Flip card.

Stamp Sets: Unity Hoot of a Day and Owl Always Love You stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Repurposed Item: Bath Tub Owl Appliques sponged with Ranger Distress Oxide Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo Ink

Papers: Recollections 110# White and SU Ballet Blue and Early Espresso CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Leaf and Round Brads from unknown vendors


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Oh wow, that worked perfectly for a mask! Great job!

jimlynn said...

Great recycling idea that turned into a fabulous card!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What great stencils these fun owls made!!! A great flip, Jeanette!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great way to use the owls Jeanette, and the resulting card is fabulous