May 31, 2009

Inspired to be Crafty by being Green

I haven't been feeling very crafty lately (so you can safely assume that's why I haven't posted in 3 weeks), but that all change when I was getting ready to throw away an empty Reynolds Wrap 100% Recycled Aluminum* box. I know it sounds odd, but it's rather neat how the idea came to me. As I was throwing the box in the garbage, I paused and did a double take on the packaging. It immediately dawned on me that I had an embellishment in the making right in my hands. Not only could I be creative but green all at the same time. I used the tree on the packaging for the focal point on my card. The rest of the card is pretty simple. I used the sketch from the Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #8, a little added texture here and there, some sponging (which I haven't completely mastered the art of), some punching and some ribbon and VOILA! I'm quite happy with the results. Let me know what you think.

*If you click on the link, you can get a $0.50 coupon.

'til I craft again or have something to say...

~Suff Used~
Card Size: 4" x 4”; Technique: Sponging; Ink: Distress Inks – Tea Dye & Vintage Photo(Ranger); Paper: White CS (Georgia-Pacific), Kraft and Green (Hobby Lobby); Accessories: Ribbon, Swiss Dots & Distressed Stripes Embossing Folders (Provocraft), Cardboard embellishment (Reynolds Wrap), Ticket & 1 ½” Circle Punches (EK Success), Zots (Therm O Web), Monoadhesive (Tombow)

May 5, 2009

I finally did another card...

It's another birthday and I decided to do a card this time. This one is for my hubby. It took me awhile to come up with something special...meaning he got it days after his birthday...but you expect anything else from me...I have a history of procrastination. Regardless, I liked the end result and he absolutely loved it...even with it being late.

~Stuff Used~
Card Size: 5" x 5”; Ink: Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger); Paper: Gray CS & Vellum (Hobby Lobby), Cream CS (Georgia-Pacific), DP (K&Company); Accessories: Glue Dots, Bronze Metal Letters, Serated Tracing Wheel, Rage Italic Font (Microsoft)


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