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)

5 COMMENTS:

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Very nice! Very well done on being green too!

Stamp and Smile said...

Your card is AWESOME Alberta!! I love any idea on going green and you sure topped off my list.. :) Very nice colors and the texture sure adds a nice touch with GOING GREEN BABY!!

Thanks for the tip on getting a coupon... I'm a clipper! :)

Laronda said...

Now that's crafty...green, creative and thrifty...all in one card. I love the colors and the satin ribbon bow just soften up the whole thing. Great job and good to have you crafting again!

keesh said...

Very cute Alberta! I love how you have the tree popping out of the circle, it looks really neat! Thanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh these colors are so fresh. LOVE this card!!

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