This morning I came across the new challenge over at AAA Cards where they want us to recycle something not bought for crafting, and use it on our creations.
Firstly I kicked myself as recently, in an effort to tidy and re-organise my craft cupboard, I disposed of a few bits and pieces I had collected over time thinking they might 'come in handy' one day! But I still did have a couple of things I thought could work.
So, earlier today I made two cards, here is the first.
This pretty little tag started it's life as a plastic semi-transparent notebook cover...
I started by die cutting part of the cover using a stitched tag die which I ran through my Big Shot a few times. I stamped a sentiment onto a panel of white cardstock and then embossed with a wave embossing folder. I die cut the flower and adhered this to the tag. The tag die didn't include the hole so I used a single hand-held holepunch to make this (lots of brute force was needed to get through the plastic!), threaded through some ribbon and tied with some twine. With the tag being plastic I wanted to make sure it would adhere firmly so I used Glossy Accents behind the flower die and ribbon so it wouldn't show through. There's plenty of the plastic left and I still have the other cover too so I can make more with this :)
- Stamp: Altenew - Hennah Elements
- Ink: Altenew - Cotton Candy
- Embossing Folder: We R Memory Keepers - Next Level Wave
- Dies: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Traditional Tag Stax; Wplus9 - Flower Doodles
- Ribbon: American Crafts - Grosgrain
- Twine: Hemptique - Ruby Collection
AAA Cards - Game #73 - Upcycling
Sunday Stamps - Challenge #135 - Happy Colours
Happy Little Stampers - September Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #28 - All Kinds of Everything (Butterflies)
I'm glad I've finally got the chance to put my thinking cap on and use this. The post about the second card I made will follow shortly.
Thanks so much for visiting today, I'd love to hear your comments.